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Special Disaster Grant – Bushfires

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

Primary Producers

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.

View the Special Disaster Grant – Bushfires Guidelines (PDF, 236.78 KB)

Small Business

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.

Apply online here (Google Chrome browser recommended).

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More details including FAQs available at: Special Disaster Grant – Bushfires (2020) https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance/special-disaster-grant-bushfires?utm_source=miragenews&utm_medium=miragenews&utm_campaign=news