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Supply Chain Support Grant - Storms & Floods Feb-Mar 21 - Agriculture Grant Closes: 30th of June 2022 Value: Up to $100,000 based on industry Run By: Rural Assistance Authority Further Information: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance/supply-chain-support-grants

To provide funding to help primary producers impacted by storms and floods in February and March 2021 to rebuild and recover in the medium to longer-term with the aim of supporting job security, future resilience and enabling future production.

Eligible agriculture industries and maximum grant amounts are:
Dairy - $100,000
Extensive Livestock - $75,000
Broadacre Cropping - $50,000

The grant can be used for:

  • replacing or repairing damaged, non-insured infrastructure including internal fencing internal access paths/tracks.
  • 4.2 replacing physical assets to return infrastructure to its previous standard, or to a standard that does not
  • jeopardise future resilience.
  • 4.3 clearing storm and flood damage including but not limited to removal of silt, gravel, damaged goods and other
  • debris.
  • 4.4 hiring or leasing equipment or materials including machinery fuel to rectify damage to property, infrastructure,
  • equipment or inventory.
  • 4.5 undertaking remedial earthworks and erosion management works due to storm and flood erosion.
  • 4.6 replacing livestock lost as a result of the storm and flood events.
  • 4.7 replacing plant stock for crop rebuilding and standard replanting activity costs (no more than one replanting
  • cycle).
  • 4.8 veterinary or pest management supplies/service for:
  • 4.9
  • a) flood-affected herds to maintain the health of livestock,
  • b) flood affected pasture fields to maintain the health of plant stock and crops.
  • accessing technical, environmental and business advice.

A 50:50 co-contribution is required for all applications. Applicants must demonstrate their contribution (financial, in-kind, or otherwise) towards the proposed recovery actions. Works undertaken and costs already incurred by businesses for their recovery and re-establishment (and not already claimed or paid under another State or Australian government program or insurance prior to receiving SCSG funding) may be applied retrospectively as eligible co-contribution only.

All 12 Local Government Areas in the Northern Inland are Eligible.

Last Updated: 27th of March 2022
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Supply Chain Support Grant - Storms & Floods Feb & March 2021 - Horticulture Grant Closes: 30th of June 2022 Value: Up to $75,000 Run By: Rural Assistance Authority Further Information: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance/supply-chain-support-grants

To provide funding to help primary producers impacted by storms and floods in February and March 2021 to rebuild and recover in the medium to longer-term with the aim of supporting job security, future resilience and enabling future production.

Eligible horticulture industries and maximum grant amounts are:

  • Turf  - $75,000
  • Berries - $30,000
  • Cut Flowers - $30,000
  • Plant Nurseries - $30,000
  • Vegetables - $30,000

The grant can be used to:

  • replacing or repairing damaged, non-insured or under-insured infrastructure including irrigation systems, pumps, poles, trellises, netting, greenhouses, internal fencing and internal access paths/tracks.
  • replacing physical assets to return infrastructure to its previous standard, or to a standard that does not jeopardise future resilience.
  • clearing storm and flood damaged including but not limited to removal of silt, gravel, damaged goods and other debris.
  • hiring or leasing equipment or materials, including machinery fuel, to rectify damage to property, infrastructure, equipment or inventory.
  • undertaking remedial earthworks and erosion management works due to storm and flood erosion.
  • replacing plant stock for crop rebuilding and standard replanting activity costs (no more than one replanting cycle).
  • pest management supplies/service for flood affected pasture fields to maintain the health of plant stock and crops.
  • accessing technical, environmental and business advice.

A 50:50 co-contribution is required for all applications. Applicants must demonstrate their contribution (financial, in-kind, or otherwise) towards the proposed recovery actions. Works undertaken and costs already incurred by businesses for their recovery and re-establishment (and not already claimed or paid under another State or Australian government program or insurance prior to receiving SCSG funding) may be applied retrospectively as eligible co-contribution only.

All 12 Local Government Areas in the Northern Inland are Eligible.

Last Updated: 27th of March 2022
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NSW Forest Industries Innovation Fund Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $5 Million Run By: Rural Assistance Authority Further Information: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/loans/nsw-forest-industries-innovation-fund

The scheme will provide long-term low-interest loans to projects that contribute to supporting NSW industry innovation and the exploration of new markets for forest products. Projects must contribute to improving economic growth and productivity in the Forestry and Forest Products Industry, and have a positive impact on regional economies

The Forest Industries Innovation Fund is part of the NSW Government’s Forestry Industry Roadmap. Applications must meet one or more of the following objectives:

  • Improve the profitability of the NSW timber industry and drive employment growth.
  • To drive new investment and innovation to enhance the NSW forestry industry.
  • Position the NSW forest industry to adjust and capitalise on new opportunities.

The rate of 2.5% will be applied at the date on which the loan is approved and fixed for the term of the loan, which can be for up to 20 years.

Last Updated: 18th of January 2022
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Special Disaster Grants – NSW Severe Weather & Flooding November 2021 Grant Closes: 16th of June 2022 Value: Up to $50,000 Run By: Rural Assistance Authority Further Information: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance/storm-and-flood-programs/SDG-Nov21-and-Jan22

The program provides a grant to primary producers to help pay for the costs of clean-up and reinstatement of primary
production enterprises that have suffered direct damage as a result of the eligible disaster.

The grant can be used to:

  • help pay for the costs of clean up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures associated with the immediate recovery of your primary production enterprise.
  • Hire or lease equipment or materials to clean premises, property or equipment.
  • Remove and dispose of debris, damaged goods or materials including injured or dead livestock.
  • Repair or replace fencing and/or other essential property infrastructure.
  • Purchase and transport fodder or feed for livestock.
  • Replace livestock.
  • Replace lost or damaged plants, salvage crops, repair or restore fields.
  • Repair, recondition or replace essential plant or equipment.
  • Maintain the health of livestock
  • Pay additional wages to an employee to assist with clean-up work (above and beyond normal wage expenditure, ie. day-to-day staffing)
  • Repair buildings (except dwellings, unless they are used for staff accommodation).

Funds of up to $50,000 per affected property are available. This includes $10,000 that can be provided up-front once
you’re approved. If claiming for an amount above $10,000, you will need to prove the expenditure of this amount with
valid tax invoices. Then, any payment above the original $10,000 up to an additional $40,000 will be reimbursed upon
supply of valid tax invoices for eligible expenses.

The following Local Government Areas in the Northern Inland are eligible:

  • Glen Innes Severn
  • Gunnedah
  • Gwydir
  • Inverell
  • Liverpool Plains
  • Moree Plains
  • Narrabri
  • Narromine
  • Tamworth
  • Tenterfield

 

Last Updated: 3rd of January 2022
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Disaster Relief Loans - Primary producers Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $130,000 Run By: Rural Assistance Authority Further Information: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance/disaster-recovery-loans/primary-producers

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.

This low interest rate loan can help a small business:

  • return to its normal level of trading or until the next major income is received within 12 months from the date of disaster
  • replace and repair damage caused to your small business and associated improvements not covered by insurance.

A repayment term of up to ten years is available dependent upon the amount borrowed and the applicant’s ability to repay.

The repayment term is preceded by a two-year interest and repayment free period.

A list of declared disasters and the associated closing dates for applications is available on the Rural Assistance Authority website.

Last Updated: 24th of February 2021
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Disaster Relief Loans - Small business Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $130,000 Run By: Rural Assistance Authority Further Information: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance/disaster-recovery-loans/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.

This low interest rate loan can help a small business:

  • return to its normal level of trading or until the next major income is received within 12 months from the date of disaster
  • replace and repair damage caused to your small business and associated improvements not covered by insurance.

A repayment term of up to ten years is available dependent upon the amount borrowed and the applicant’s ability to repay.

The repayment term is preceded by a two-year interest and repayment free period.

A list of declared disasters and the relevant application close dates are available of the Rural Assistance Authority's website.

Last Updated: 24th of February 2021
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Disaster Relief Loans - Sporting and Recreation Clubs Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $10,000 Run By: Rural Assistance Authority Further Information: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance/disaster-recovery-loans/sporting-and-recreation-clubs

Natural disaster financial assistance is available to help sporting and recreation clubs directly affected by a declared natural disaster including flood, fire or storm damage.

This low interest rate loan can help meet the costs of restoring essential club facilities, equipment or other assets that have been damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster.

A repayment term of up to five years is available dependent upon the amount borrowed and the club’s ability to repay.

A list of declared disasters and the associated closing dates for applications is available on the Rural Assistance Authority website.

Last Updated: 24th of February 2021
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Disaster Relief Loans - Not for Profit Organisations Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $25,000 Run By: Rural Assistance Authority Further Information: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance/disaster-recovery-loans/non-profit-organisations

Natural disaster relief loans assist voluntary non-profit organisations directly affected by a declared natural disaster including flood, fire or storm damage.

Low interest rate loans are available:

  • for the restoration of essential facilities that have been damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster
  • and may also be directed towards temporary storage or leasing of alternate premises

A repayment term of up to five years is available dependent upon the amount borrowed and the applicant’s ability to repay.

A list of declared disasters and the associated closing dates for applications is available on the Rural Assistance Authority website.

Last Updated: 24th of February 2021
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Natural Disaster Transport Subsidy Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $15,000 Run By: Rural Assistance Authority Further Information: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/grants/natural-disaster-transport-subsidy

A natural disaster assistance transport subsidy is available to eligible farmers who are affected by a declared natural disaster event. This subsidy pays for the cost of transporting:

  • fodder and/or water to an affected property
  • stock to sale or slaughter
  • stock to/from agistment.

A list of declared disasters and the associated closing dates for applications is available on the Rural Assistance Authority website.

Last Updated: 24th of February 2021
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Donated Fodder Transport Subsidy Grant Run By: Rural Assistance Authority Further Information: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/grants/donated-fodder-transport-subsidy

A subsidy is available for the cost of transporting donated fodder organised by community groups or other organisations within NSW to a central location for distribution to properties affected by drought and other emergencies. This subsidy will pay for 100% of the costs of transporting donated fodder from within NSW up to a maximum of $5 per kilometre (plus GST) to a maximum eligible distance of 1,500 kilometres.

Last Updated: 11th of February 2021
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Farm Innovation Fund Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $1 Million Run By: Rural Assistance Authority Further Information: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/loans/farm-innovation-fund

The Farm Innovation Fund provides low interest loans to helps farmers to:

  • Improve farm productivity by reducing risks and improve efficiencies by building fodder and grain storage facilities, sheds, fencing, roadworks and solar power conversions.
  • Manage adverse seasonal conditions by improving water efficiencies with irrigation systems, cap and piping of bores, new dams, install water tanks and desilting of ground tanks.
  • Ensure long term sustainability by increasing the viability of a farm business and improve pasture and soil health, plant trees for shade and wildlife corridors, eradicate weeds, flood proof property and fence riverbanks.
Last Updated: 2nd of November 2020
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Drought Assistance Fund Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $50,000 Run By: Rural Assistance Authority Further Information: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/loans/drought-assistance-fund

he NSW Government is offering $50,000 interest-free loans to primary producers to implement systems and management practices that enhance the sustainability of their farm business. The loan term is seven years and there are no repayments required in the first two years.

This loan will fund:

  • The transport of stock, fodder and water
  • Genetic banking of breeding herds
  • Installation of on-farm fodder and water infrastructure
  • Activities that promote profitability and resilience as a result of the on-farm investment
Last Updated: 2nd of November 2020
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