Disaster recovery grants available to primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations

Damage across the Mid Coast LGA was widespread during the bushfire crisis.
Damage across the Mid Coast LGA was widespread during the bushfire crisis.

Primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations affected by bushfires across the Mid Coast are eligible to apply for disaster recovery grants of up to $15,000.

The Natural Disaster Recovery Relief grants have been made available following the declaration of a natural disaster by the NSW Government and approval by the Australian Government.

Primary producers who have been severely impacted by the fires may be eligible for financial assistance to help with costs associated with:

  • the clean-up and removal of debris and the disposal of dead livestock
  • the repair or replacement of damaged assets such as farm buildings and essential equipment
  • the salvaging of crops and the health maintenance of livestock and poultry
  • the restoration of pastures and infrastructure such as fencing and roads.

Affected small businesses may be eligible for grants to help cover the costs associated with:

  • the clean-up and removal of debris, including the hire of equipment, disposal costs and labour and material costs above normal wage and material expenditure
  • the restoration of damaged assets and stock including safety inspections, essential repairs, purchase, hire or lease of equipment and stock essential to the immediate resumption of trading
  • the relocation to and leasing of temporary premises when immediate re-opening of damaged premises is not possible.

Not-for-profit organisations may be eligible for financial assistance to help cover the costs associated with the clean up and removal of debris and the restoring of essential facilities, equipment or other assets that have been damaged or destroyed by the disaster.

Applications for the MidCoast local government area close on May 24.

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