Business Flood Grant

Applications are now closed for the Business Flood Grant program.

Applications closed 4pm (AEST) Tuesday, 15 September 2020.

This program, developed in partnership with, and fully funded by the NSW Government, will deliver up to $250,000 (excluding GST) to encourage business owners and owners of business premises within flood-prone urban areas to become ‘flood ready’.

The Business Flood Grant Program Guideline explains the eligibility requirements and provides examples of suitable projects. Additional maps are provided to support applicants identify the programs eligibility areas.

What do you get?
A maximum amount of $25,000 (excluding GST) is available to property and/or business owners undertaking eligible ‘flood ready’ works. 

Who is this for?
This grant opportunity is for small business owners (employing less than 10 FTE) and owners of occupied business premises within flood-prone urban areas within the Lismore Local Government Area.

Is financial co-contribution required?
Grant funding co-contribution is optional under this program in recognitions that some businesses may wish to opt out of a contribution due to the impact COVID-19 has had on their business.

How is payment made?
Council will reimburse grant funding as specified within the Deed of Agreement as progressive payments. Council staff will endeavor to process Invoices that accompany mandatory documentation within fourteen (14) days.

Need help?
For more information about the grant program or to discuss your application, contact Council’s Economic Development Manager on (02) 6625 0500.