Small businesses and not-for-profit organisations in the Parkes electorate can now apply for grants of up to $50,000 to help them recover from recent severe storm and flooding events.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Storm & Flood Small Business Disaster Recovery Grant is designed to help pay for costs of clean-up and reinstatement of operations for small businesses or not-for-profit organisations that suffered direct physical damage as a result of the storms and floods in November and December 2021.
“Our small businesses and not-for-profits were not immune to the impacts of storms and flooding that affected communities across the Parkes electorate at the end of last year,” Mr Coulton said.
“They are the lifeblood of our regional communities, so it’s vital to provide support to help them clean up and keep operating.
“We will continue to support our small businesses and not-for-profits for as long as it takes to bounce back.”
The new grants of up to $50,000 are being jointly funded by the Commonwealth and New South Wales governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) and complement a raft of existing flood recovery supports including ongoing clean-up and targeted industry support.
The grants are available in the local government areas of Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Cobar, Coonamble, Dubbo, Gilgandra, Gunnedah, Gwydir, Lachlan, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Narromine, Walgett, Warren, Warrumbungle, and the Unincorporated Area.
To register interest for the grant and be notified when applications become available, visit the Service NSW website or call 13 77 88.