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This program provides a grant of up to $25,000 for landholders who were affected by the NSW severe weather and flooding from February 2022 onwards (AGRN 1012) and are not eligible for existing programs. The grant can be used for clean-up activities, damages or losses that are beyond the vicinity of the residential dwelling.
This Grant is designed to assist rural landholders who have been affected by the severe weather and flooding and are ineligible for existing assistance because they do not meet the 50% primary production income requirement. Funding is available to eligible landholders in declared LGA’s with a holding of at least 10ha and who earn at least $20,000 from primary production per annum. To be eligible you must:
The maximum grant amount per affected property is $25,000. A single application will be accepted and should cover an estimate of all damage incurred, up to the maximum $25,000. This is a grant and not a loan, meaning you don’t need to repay the funds.
To make it easier for you to apply, the RAA has access to third party damage assessment information, for example high-resolution imagery, to confirm the extent of the impacts in declared flood-affected local government areas in NSW.
However, it is important that you provide reasonable evidence of flood damage with your application so we can fully assess your situation.
Some examples include:
Grants are provided to help pay for the costs of clean up, reinstatement activities and emergency measure associated with the immediate recovery of primary production enterprises. For a full list of eligible claims view the program guidelines.
Approved applicants will receive an upfront payment of $5,000. To receive the remaining $20,000 applicants will need to provide tax invoices for eligible expenses incurred along with proof of payment.
Yes, however you may be required to provide some additional documentation to support your claim.
The RAA expects that all invoices submitted are from a recognised supplier and that the works undertaken are consistent with that supplier’s normal course of business. When assessing claims, the RAA considers the ABN, trading name and address of the entity that has issued the invoice to you, as well as their website, social media or other advertising.
If you are claiming for a product purchased from a non-recognised supplier, such as a related party or another farming enterprise, the RAA will request that the original invoice from the recognised source supplier be provided, as well as proof of payment to the related party or farming enterprise. This is to ensure that there is no double claiming of the same product. It is also to ensure that any product on sold from one applicant to another is done so without additional costs included.
If you are claiming for a service using a non-recognised contractor, we may also request that you provide a third party quote and/or photographic evidence of the damages and the completed works.
Yes. You can complete your application online. Once your application has been approved you can then submit your tax invoices along with proof of payment via the online claim form (link to online claims).
You will need to complete the online application form and attach a copy of the following documentation:
You will not be able to progress through the form without providing tax returns. If you do not have your 2021 tax returns, please upload your 2020 tax returns.
You can provide permission for the NSW RAA to contact your accountant directly to obtain your tax returns and financial statements.
LLS can send you a copy of your LLS rates notice. Request a copy on 1300 795 299
No. You can elect to provide invoices for your claim either upfront with your application or you can choose to do this after you receive approval.
After your application has been approved you will receive an upfront payment of $5,000. To claim the remaining $20,000 you can submit invoices for reimbursement along with proof of payment via the online claim link.
All invoices must be submitted to the RAA by the close date shown on the RAA website.
No. To be eligible for the Rural Landholder Grants applicants must not have received or be entitled to receive, assistance under the Special Disaster Assistance, Storm & Flood Industry Recovery Program’s Supply Chain Support Grants, or other natural disaster assistance in the capacity of being a primary producer, small business owner or non-profit organisation.
The grant funding is available per ABN.
No. Only one application per ABN will be eligible.
You should enter the details of the properties where majority of the damage was incurred. If you require further information, please contact the RAA directly on 1800 678 593
No. The GST component of any invoice received can be claimed on completion of your Business Activity Statement (BAS). The RAA will NOT issue a Recipient Created Tax Invoice (RCTI) on payment of the grant, and you should retain the ‘payment advice’ that is forwarded as a record for taxation purposes.
The RAA has a strong commitment to fraud prevention, detection, and response. Making a fraudulent application, including providing false or misleading information, is a criminal offence which carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment, or a fine of $22,000, or both. The RAA will also attempt to recover any assistance received as a result of fraud. More information can be found on our Fraud and Corruption page on our website.