FLOOD affected small businesses in the Macleay can now apply for grants of up to $50,000 to help rebuild and recover in the aftermath of the NSW storm and flooding disaster.
The Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant is designed to provide short-term targeted assistance for recovery activities, including safety inspections, repairs to premises and internal fittings, and stock replacement.
The grant is available to businesses within the Kempsey, Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Nambucca, and Port Macquarie-Hastings Local Government Areas.
For eligibility criteria, visit the Service NSW website.
For those wanting to be assisted remotely, and for more information on all available disaster assistance, contact the Disaster Customer Care Service at Service NSW on 13 77 88 or online at service.nsw.gov.au/floods.
Federal Member for Cowper, Pat Conaghan ,said the road to recovery for communities hardest hit will take some time, which is why repairs need to start as soon as possible.
"Small businesses are the lifeblood of our community, and the Australian and NSW Governments are committed to ensuring they receive the best possible support for their long-term recovery," he said.
"We want to see these businesses back on their feet, and we're prepared to do what it takes to protect local jobs and deliver assistance where it is most needed.
"Wherever impacted small businesses are across the mid-north coast, support is available to help them rebuild, replace lost stock and keep their doors open."
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