Bellingen Chamber of Commerce

Offer of assistance to businesses impacted by the recent fires

6 Feb

Please view the following communication from the Northern Region Business Enterprise Centre regarding assistance to businesses impacted by the recent fires:

 

I would just like to touch base with you and let you know that if you have small business operators who have been impacted by the fires (direct and indirect) and need help the Northern Region Business Enterprise Centre may be able to assist. NRBEC has three advisors, and our area covers the Mid North Coast, Northern NSW and New England areas.  The criteria for some funding applications has now been expanded to include businesses indirectly impacted.  We understand that completing government funding applications is not always an easy task so we are extending an offer to assist, not just as business advisors, but also as support in writing funding applications. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

SNSW https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/business-support-bushfire-impacted-communities/federal-and-state-government-grants

 

RAA https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance/special-disaster-loan-bushfires – eligibility and how to apply

 

Loans – Concessional loans of up to $500,000 are available for eligible small businesses and not-for-profit organisations. There are 2 types of loans available, and each loan has a 2-year interest-free and repayment-free period.  (1) Bushfire Working Capital Loan of up to $50,000 over 5 years (2) Bushfire Recovery Loan of up to $500,000 over 10 years.  For eligibility and to apply, visit the Rural Assistance Authority.

 

Robyn Simon

Digital Business Advisor

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0409 870 760
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  02 6297 3121
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  robyn@nrbec.com.au
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