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Storms & Floods disaster recovery grants of up to $75,000 now available I Apply by 31 October 2021 - McGregor Gourlay

Storms & Floods disaster recovery grants of up to $75,000 now available I Apply by 31 October 2021

Disaster recovery grants of up to $75,000 are now available until 31 October 2021 to primary producers in LGAs affected by the NSW storms and floods that have occurred from 19 February 2021 and from 10 March 2021.

Funding can be used to contribute to the costs of cleaning up, replacing stock feed and infrastructure including fencing. If you live on the Moree Plains, Inverell and Northern Rivers regions then you may be eligible. 

For quotes to replace fencing, pumps, water tanks, stock feed and rural merchandise give your local McGregor Gourlay team a call today https://mcgregorgourlay.com.au/contact/

  

Close date: 31 October 2021.

What do you get? Funding of up to $75,000.

Who is this for? NSW primary producers affected by storms and floods from 10 March 2021 onwards.

Overview

Funding may be used to contribute to the costs of clean-up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures,  including:

  • hiring or leasing equipment or materials to clean premises, property or equipment
  • removing and disposing of debris, damaged goods, materials including injured or dead livestock
  • repairing or replacing fencing and/or other essential property infrastructure
  • purchasing and transporting fodder or feed for livestock
  • replacing livestock
  • replacing, reconditioning or replacing essential plant or equipment
  • maintaining the health of livestock
  • paying additional wages to an employee to assist with clean-up work (above and beyond normal wage expenditure, ie. day-to-day staffing)
  • Repairing buildings (except dwellings, unless they are used for staff accommodation).

What are the eligibility criteria?

 To be eligible, you must:

  • be a primary producer
  • derive at least 50% of your gross income from the primary production enterprise
  • contributes a part of your labour to the primary production enterprise
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) and have held that ABN at the time of the disaster
  • have a primary production enterprise located in the defined area for the eligible disaster that has suffered direct damage as a result of the eligible disaster
  • have been engaged in carrying on the primary production enterprise when affected by the eligible disaster
  • Intend to re-establish the primary production enterprise.

How do you apply?

For the list of eligible areas and to apply, go to https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance/special-disaster-grants-floods

For assistance in QLD go to https://faa.ruralaid.org.au/farmer-registration/ 

 

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