The Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority has announced Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants and Disaster Assistance Loans which are now available to assist small businesses, primary producers and non-profits who were impacted by the South East Queensland rainfall and flooding events between 22 February – 7 March.
What is available?
- Grants of up to $50,000 to eligible applicants available for directly impacted businesses. Up to $15,000 is available to support an initial claim, with up to $35,000 available to support subsequent claims. This grant can be used for clean-up activities, repairs including damage to equipment, flooring, and walls, and to replace lost stock.
- Disaster Assistance Loans offer up to $250,000 for businesses who were directly impacted by the SEQ rainfall and flooding events. This loan can be used to repair or replace damaged plant, equipment, or buildings, replace stock or meet carry on costs including rents or rates.
- Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) offer up to $100,000 for businesses who have been indirectly impacted by the SEQ rainfall and flooding events. This loan can be used to pay staff, creditors, rent or rates and purchase goods that are essential for your business such as fuel.