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Final call for 2022 flood grants

Service NSW 2 mins read

Flood-affected residents and small businesses in southern and central-west NSW are being reminded to apply and submit their claims for financial support through Service NSW before the grant closing date of 15 December 2023.

 

The August-September 2022 Small Business and Back Home grants provide eligible small businesses with up to $50,000 and eligible residents up to $20,000 to help cover costs associated with re-establishing their business or making their home habitable again following extensive flood damage throughout regional NSW in late 2022.

 

Funds can be used towards clean up, making repairs, replacing furniture, stock or equipment and other necessities such as reconnecting utilities.

 

More than 750 small business applications have been paid worth more than $16.2 million, while 940 Back Home applications have been paid worth more than $15.3 million across southern and central-west NSW.

 

Seven other 2022 flood grants will also close to existing customers on 15 December, including the February-March 2022 and June-July 2022 Small Business and Back Home grants as well as the Northern Rivers Medium Business grant.

 

These grants are already closed to new applicants but remain open for existing customers seeking to make additional claims up to the grant threshold or late customers in extenuating circumstances. The deadline was previously extended to allow extra time for people waiting to access tradespeople or materials.

 

Across the nine grants, Service NSW has approved 48,659 applications and paid out more than $555 million in flood recovery support since February 2022.

 

For more information and to apply or submit claims, please visit the Service NSW website or call 13 77 88.

 

Catherine Ellis, Service NSW Executive Director for Risk, Strategy and Customer Support said:

 

“If you have recently hired trades to make repairs or purchased furniture or equipment for your home or small business and are yet to claim your full entitlement under the grant, there is only one week left to do so.

 

“Service NSW staff will be directly contacting existing customers with open applications to inform them of the closure date and assist them with finalising their claims.

 

“If you are waiting on an insurance claim, access to trades or materials and are yet to submit a grant application, please contact Service NSW on 13 77 88 to discuss your situation.”

 

 

 

The following disaster recovery support grants will close to all customers on 15 December 2023.

 

AGRN

Grant

Currently open to

1012

February-March 2022 Small Business

Existing business applicants claiming up to threshold

 

1012

February-March 2022 Back Home

Late customers in extenuating circumstances

 

1012

Northern Rivers Medium Business

Existing business applicants claiming up to threshold

 

1012

Northern Rivers Commercial Property Return to Business

Existing business applicants claiming up to threshold

 

1012

Northern Rivers Council Rate Relief

Eligible Local Councils

 

1025

June-July 2022 Small Business

Existing business applicants claiming up to threshold

 

1025

June-July 2022 Back Home

Late customers in extenuating circumstances

 

1030
1034

August-September 2022 Small Business

All eligible business customers

 

1030
1034

August-September 2022 Back Home

All eligible individuals

 


Contact details:

MEDIA: 0438 108 797 | media@customerservice.nsw.gov.au   

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