Disaster relief loans for Small business – Small businesses who have been directly affected by a declared natural disaster including floods, fires or storm damage, may be eligible for low interest loans of up to $130,000. Visit here for more info.
Rebuilding For A Stronger Australia – BizRebuild is a business-led initiative, backed by the Business Council through the Strong Australia Network to provide practical and on the ground assistance to small and local businesses
Business NSW has been closely monitoring the impact of the extreme weather and flooding in NSW. We have opened access to our Workplace Advice Line, free to all businesses in NSW impacted by the current flood disaster.
The Advice Line can help you manage issues like employees not being able to work because they cannot travel to work or safely enter the workplace because of flooding.
Normally available to members only, the service will be available for the next four weeks at no charge to all businesses in impacted areas. Call 13 29 59 between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
We urge all our members to be prepared and keep safe as the crisis spreads along the coast and into metropolitan areas. If you find yourself in an emergency situation, please follow the advice and direction of the relevant authorities.
We are working closely with our local chambers and the NSW Government to ascertain appropriate support that can be provided through the disaster, clean-up and recovery.
Grants for small businesses – up to $50,000 is available to cover costs including repairing damaged fittings and equipment and replacing stock. Call Service NSW on 13 77 88 or visit Service NSW to register.
$200,000 grants for medium sized businesses (over 20 employees) to assist with clean-up and essential repairs. This program will be run by the Department of Regional NSW and will open in the coming weeks for applications. For more information go Here
BizRebuild is offering a $2,000 retooling voucher to help small businesses affected by the March 2022 storms and floods. Businesses can complete an online application Here