NSW Rural Assistance Authority
Disaster recovery grants of up to $75,000 are now available to primary producers in LGAs affected by the NSW bushfires that have occurred from 31 August 2019.
To find out if you are eligible review the LGAs affected and the Guidelines below:
|Date of Declaration||Disaster recovery grants available in Local Government Areas||Closing date|
|21 January – 1 February 2020||Armidale, Ballina, Bega Valley, Bellingen, Blue Mountains, Byron, Central Coast, Cessnock, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Dungog, Eurobodalla, Glen Innes Severn, Goulburn Mulwaree, Greater Hume, Gwydir, Hawkesbury, Inverell, Kempsey, Ku-ring-gai, Kyogle, Lake Macquarie, Lismore, Lithgow, Mid-Coast, Mid-Western, Muswellbrook, Nambucca, Narrabri, Oberon, Penrith, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Richmond Valley, Singleton, Shoalhaven, Snowy Monaro, Snowy Valleys, Sutherland, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Tweed, Upper Hunter, Upper Lachlan, Uralla, Wagga Wagga, Walcha, Wingecarribee and Wollondilly,||31 July 2020|
|30/04/2020||Dungog||30 October 2020|
What you can claim
The Special Disaster Grant – Bushfires is available to eligible primary producers, following the declaration of a Natural Disaster by the NSW Government and approval of the Australian Government. This assistance measure is only provided in event of Natural Disasters that have severely affected communities, regions or sectors.
Service NSW is taking applications for the recently announced NSW Small Business and Non-Profit Organisation Grant of up to $50,000. This new grant replaces the previous $15,000 disaster recovery grant for small business which was administered by the RAA. If you have already applied for the $15,000 grant, your application will be assessed as a priority and you can apply for additional funding (up to a total of $50,000, to cover expenses not already claimed) under the new grant. Please visit the Service NSW website
You can give the RAA permission to work with your own accountant or private business advisor to assist you, however you will be liable for any professional fees charged.