$10,000 small business Northern NSW flood grant

Applications now open for one-off $10,000 small business northern flood grants

If your small business or not-for-profit organisation in Northern NSW was impacted by storms and floods in February and March 2022, you may be eligible for a one-off $10,000 small business northern flood grant.


Applications close on 31 July 2022.

Your small business or not-for-profit organisation must be physically located and operating in one of the following highly impacted Northern Rivers local government areas (LGAs) to be eligible:

  • Ballina

  • Byron

  • Clarence Valley

  • Lismore

  • Kyogle

  • Richmond Valley

  • Tweed Shire.

This grant is to help pay for your business’ operating costs during your immediate recovery period. Covered costs could include, but are not limited to:

  • salaries and wages

  • utilities and rent

  • government fees and charges (including local government rates)

  • financial, legal or other services

  • marketing or communications

  • perishable goods

  • other business costs.

Note: If you're unsure about which financial support best suits your situation, you can get a list of NSW flood grants your business may be eligible for by completing a 2-minute questionnaire.


Consider your options carefully as you will not be eligible for this grant if you have received any of the following grants:

  • February and March 2022 storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant of up to $50,000

  • Northern Rivers medium-sized business grant of up to $200,000 – get notified when applications open in mid-May

  • Primary producer special disaster grant of up to $75,000 for the February 2022 NSW floods

  • Rural Landholders Grant of up to $25,000 for the February 2022 NSW floods.

A qualified accountant, registered tax agent or registered BAS agent may apply on behalf of your business. Your accountant will need to provide a letter of authority from you to show that they are authorised to act on behalf of your business if they are not listed as an associate on the Australian Business Register.


Visit the Service NSW website for full eligibility and application deadlines.


Know your options

Receiving one grant may make you ineligible for another one, so consider your options carefully. You can get a list of NSW flood grants your business may be eligible for by completing a 2-minute questionnaire.


Medium businesses in the highly impacted Northern Rivers LGAs that suffered direct damage from the floods may be eligible for a grant of up to $200,000. Get notified when applications open.

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