Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program

Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program

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What is the Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program?

The Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program is a grant opportunity to support businesses directly affected by the Victorian flood events that commenced in October 2022.

 

Background

The Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program supports businesses directly affected by the Victorian flood events that commenced in October 2022. There are two streams of support available under this program:

  • Immediate flood relief grant
  • Business Relief Service

 

Funding

Immediate flood relief grant

Businesses directly impacted by the Victorian floods that commenced in October 2022 can access a one-off grant of $5000 to cover immediate expenses. Businesses must be located within an eligible local government area and incurred significant direct damage to their place of business, business assets, stock or equipment.

Business Relief Service

The Business Relief Service is a free service offering one-on-one support from a local business mentor who will be available via telephone and on the ground to guide business owners through the available Commonwealth, state and local supports. They can also help you manage insurance and landlord issues, assess impacts and form strategies for recovery.

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Call 1300 658 508

Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program

Eligibility

To be eligible for a grant, businesses must:

  • be located within a local government area deemed eligible for assistance under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement
  • hold an active Australian business number (ABN) and have held that ABN on and from 14 October 2022
  • be registered for Goods and Services Tax (GST) on and from 14 October 2022
  • have incurred significant direct damage from flooding to the place of business, business assets, stock or equipment.

Examples of significant direct damage from floods could include:

  • property, business assets, stock or equipment directly damaged by flood water and clean-up or their replacement (purchase or hire) is now necessary
  • structural damage to property, business assets, stock or equipment has occurred as a direct result of the floods and now a qualified person (e.g. tradesperson) is required to inspect (e.g. safety) or repair affected items
  • the place of business is unsafe due to direct flood damage and temporary premises are required to resume business operations
  • property, business assets, stock or equipment was swept away by flood water and their replacement is essential to resume business operations.

 

Timing

Applications close 13 January 2023

 

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