The NSW Government continues to stand by communities who were hit by devastating storms and floods earlier this year, providing ongoing support for communities through the $200 million Phase Three Storm and Flood Recovery Package, co-funded by the Australian Government.
The Storm and Flood Industry Recovery Package is one of eight funding initiatives in the joint government package, targeting producers in impacted areas to help them rebuild and recover in the medium and longer-term, supporting job security and enabling future production.
Funding and projects under the SFIRP Supply Chain Support Grant will complement the $75,000 Special Disaster Grant. and support NSW's agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture industries to rebuild and recover in the medium and longer-term.
Eligible primary producers are required to have accessed the full $75,000 Special Disaster Grant before accessing funds through the Supply Chain Support Grant.
The amount of funding available to eligible producers in targeted industries will vary by industry and a 50:50 financial and/or in-kind co-contribution from applicants is required.
Applications can be made online via the RAA and are open until 2pm, 3 March 2022. All works must be completed, and invoices submitted to the RAA by 30 May 2023.
|Dairy - up to $100,000 per applicant||Turf - up to $75,000 per applicant||Oysters - up to $30,000 per applicant|
|Extensive Livestock - up to $75,000 per applicant||Berries - up to $30,000 per applicant||Mussels - up to $ 30,000 per applicant|
|Broadacre Cropping - up to $50,000 per applicant||Cut Flowers - up to $30,000 per applicant|
|Plant Nurseries - up to $30,000 per applicant|
|Vegetables - up to $30,000 per applicant|
Local Government Areas eligible for Supply Chain Support Grants - NSW Storms and Floods
|Armidale, Ballina, Bathurst, Bega Valley, Bellingen, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Bogan, Brewarrina, Byron, Cabonne, Camden, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Central Coast, Central Darling, Cessnock, Clarence Valley, Cobar, Coffs Harbour, Coonamble, Cumberland, Dungog, Eurobodalla, Fairfield, Georges River, Gilgandra, Glen Innes Severn, Goulburn Mulwaree, Greater Hume, Gunnedah, Gwydir, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Inner West, Inverell, Kempsey, Ku-rin-gai, Kyogle, Lachlan, Lake Macquarie, Lismore, Lithgow, Liverpool Plains, Maitland, Mid-coast, Moree Plains, Muswellbrook Shire, Nambucca Valley, Narrabri, Narromine Shire, Newcastle, Northern Beaches, Oberon, Parramatta, Penrith, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Port Stephens, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Richmond Valley, Shoalhaven, Singleton, Snowy Monaro, Sutherland, Tamworth, Temora, Tenterfield, The Hills, Tweed, Upper Lachlan, Uralla, Walcha, Walgett, Warren, Wingecarribee & Wollondilly||2pm - 3rd March 2022|
Primary producers - free confidential assistance is available from your local Rural Financial Counselling Service.
You can also give the RAA permission to work with your own private financial advisor or accountant to assist you, however you will be liable for any professional fees charged. Contact the Rural Assistance Authority team on 1800 678 593.
The Storm and Flood Industry Recovery Program’s Supply Chain Support Grants are available to eligible primary producers who were affected by the NSW storms and floods that occurred from February and March 2021 onwards, and who operate in specific industry sectors. Applicants can apply different funding amounts depending on their industry sector, to support their recovery following the storms and floods that occurred from February and March 2021 onwards.
Download your industry guidelines below for full details of what you can claim.
The online application form has been designed to make the process as simple as possible. You will be required to upload digital copies of supporting documentation (please refer to the 'What you will need section') so please have these ready before commencing your application.
If you are unsure at any stage of the process as to how to complete the online application form, please use the below industry-specific example application documents for information and helpful tips on how to proceed.
All SFIRP Supply Chain Support Grant funding recipients will be paid via milestones.
Milestone values will be advised if successful and will be dependent on the value of your claim.
You will be required to provide evidence of expenditure and co-contributions to access each milestone payment.
You will need:
If you are unsure about program and application details and requirements, please refer to the frequently asked questions for more information as your queries may be covered in this document.
If you are still unsure, please contact the RAA on 1800 678 593 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about the co-contribution component of the application process, this document contains a series of examples to illustrate how co-contribution can be claimed under the Supply Chain Support Grant.
When claiming for in-kind labour please complete the template below to validate your co-contribution.
If you have difficulty understanding the guidelines or completing the application form you should seek the assistance of your rural/financial counsellor, business advisor, accountant or a trusted family member/friend. If you need assistance with interpreting or translating, please contact Multicultural NSW on 1300 651 500 or email email@example.com.
If you are unable to access support from your local RFCS or LLS office, you may be able to access additional support to complete your application through the RAA.
If you do not have internet access and/or are unable to complete an online application form you may request an appointment to complete a booking over the phone – please call 1800 678 593 to arrange a booking time.
Please note that the RAA will need your documents listed in the ‘What you will need’ section before this can be completed. These can be emailed or posted to us and must be received by the RAA prior to your booking.
Post: Locked Bag 23, Orange, NSW, 2800
DPI’s Flood Rural Recovery Support Service provides assistance to primary producers and rural landholders impacted by the February and March storms and floods to support their recovery journey. If you are unsure where to go for information and assistance, please call 0448 077 684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a callback from someone in your region. For more information and to find your local Recovery Worker visit: https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rural-support/floods.
For further assistance, please contact us on 1800 678 593 or email us email@example.com.