Barnaby Joyce

$15,000 bushfire recovery grants now available

25 Nov 2019

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 

 

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