Farmers and small businesses on Northern Tablelands that were hit by the recent NSW bushfires can now access recovery grants of up to $15,000.
Recovery Grants of up to $15,000 are now available to help eligible, bushfire affected primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations with clean-up and immediate restoration costs. Applications and invoices must be received no later than 24 May 2020.
Recovery grants are available in following LGAs: Armidale, Ballina, Bellingen, Byron, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Glen Innes Severn, Inverell, Kempsey, Kyogle, Lismore, Mid-Coast, Nambucca, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Richmond Valley, Tenterfield, Tweed and Walcha.
Assistance is being provided through the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
The assistance package is a commitment from both governments to not only assist the long term recovery effort of bushfire affected communities, but also the farming and business sectors.
To apply for a recovery grant, primary producers and small businesses should contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or apply online at: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/grants/disaster-recovery-grants/northern-nsw-bushfires