This listing will be updated as new funding opportunities arise. Last updated Tuesday 1 November 2022.
We have compiled a list of grant funding assistance opportunities for those who are currently being impacted by the floods across New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
It is important to note that not all these opportunities are directly for non-profit organisations — some are for individuals. However, our research team will closely monitor funding updates as they relate to the charitable sector, particularly from federal, state, and local governments. We will continue to update this post as these opportunities come in. As always, it is important that you check your eligibility and carefully read the guidelines before applying.
We know that even after the storms are long gone, the recovery will be lengthy, difficult, and ongoing. If there is anything else the Strategic Grants team to do to support, you — does not have to be grants related! — please reach out. There are also resources available for anyone needing to speak to a professional, e.g., Lifeline, Beyond Blue and Headspace, to name a few.
Flood grant funding opportunities – multiple locations
Help for people directly affected by a natural disaster event, such as fire, storms or floods, in disaster-declared areas.
NAB has opened applications for $1,000 grants and additional financial relief to customers severely affected by flooding in officially declared disaster areas of Victoria, NSW and Tasmania. https://news.nab.com.au/news/nab-grants-for-customers-severely-impacted-by-floods/
Flood grant funding opportunities – Victoria
Business and Community Sport Flood Recovery Grant (Applications will open soon)
A grant of up to $50,000 for eligible businesses, not-for-profit and community sport and active recreation organisations directly affected by the recent floods in Victoria, to cover expenses resulting from significant direct damage to an applicant’s property, assets, stock or equipment.
Flood Recovery Hotline
Flood Recovery Hotline is a single number that all Victorians impacted by the recent floods can call for help with:
- temporary accommodation
- clean up
- understanding what support is available
- mental health and wellbeing support
If you need this support, please call the hotline on 1800 560 760. The recovery hotline is open from 7.30am to 7.30pm every day
Business Relief Service – 13 22 15
The Business Relief Service is a free service offering one-on-one support from a local business relief adviser who will be available via telephone and on the ground to guide business owners through the available Commonwealth, state and local supports. They can also help you manage insurance and landlord issues, assess impacts and form strategies for recovery.
Victorian Emergency relief assistance payment
Emergency relief assistance payments are available after a natural disaster-related emergency such as a bushfire, flood, severe storm or earthquake, to assist individuals and communities that are experiencing, or are likely to experience, hardship in meeting their relief needs as a result of an emergency.
Victorian Floods, October 2022 – Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment
A lump sum payment to help people seriously affected by the Victorian Floods in October 2022.
Personal Hardship Assistance Program
The Personal Hardship Assistance Program provides assistance to people experiencing financial hardship in meeting their relief needs because of a single house fire or a natural disaster related emergency such as bushfire, flood, severe storm or earthquake. The program includes emergency relief payments and re-establishment payments.
Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program (updated)
Businesses directly impacted by the Victorian floods that commenced in October 2022 can access a one-off grant of $5000 to cover immediate expenses.
Applications for this program will close at 4pm on Friday 13 January 2023 or earlier if funds are exhausted. Applications will be assessed on a first-in, first-served basis.
Community Sport Emergency Flood Assistance Program
The program will open 21 October 2022 and will assist Victorian sport and active recreation organisations directly affected by the October 2022 Victorian floods.
Flood support for sporting clubs – Community Sport Emergency Flood Assistance Program
$5,000 one-off grants are available to assist in the replacement of items that have been lost, damaged or destroyed. The Program is now open for applications and will stay open until 5pm on 13 January 2023 or until funding is exhausted.
Immediate flood relief grant
Businesses directly impacted by the Victorian floods that commenced in October 2022 can access a one-off grant of $5000 to cover immediate expenses. Businesses must be located within an eligible local government area and incurred significant direct damage to their place of business, business assets, stock or equipment.
Flood grant funding opportunities – New South Wales
The Flood Property Assessment Program
If you own a residential or commercial property damaged by the 2022 floods, you
can register for a free property assessment.
Disaster Relief Grant for individuals
If your home or essential household contents were damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster, you may be eligible for the Disaster Relief Grant for individuals. The financial assistance is provided to help people to recover from the effects of a disaster and re-establish a basic standard of living. It is not provided to replace insurance or compensate for losses.
Flood recovery rental support payment
The payment is to help pay for accommodation bookings of 14 nights or more, made on or after: 27 June 2022, for people impacted by the June and July 2022 storms and floods.
New South Wales Floods, July 2022 and September 2022- Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment
June and July 2022 storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant
If you’re a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW and you’ve been directly impacted by storms and floods in June and July 2022, you may be eligible for a storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant. This disaster recovery grant of up to $50,000 is to help pay for the costs of clean-up and reinstatement of a small business or not-for-profit organisation’s operations.
Flood grant funding opportunities – Tasmania
Small Business Emergency Response Grant Program
Grants are provided to help pay for the costs of the clean-up and reinstatement of the small business. Grants are not available for the loss of revenue, wages or income. The maximum grant amount available is $25,000.
Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment
A lump sum payment to help people seriously affected by the Tasmanian Floods in October 2022.
Emergency Assistance Grants – Flood Support October 2022
If your business is impacted by the severe weather in North and North West Tasmania, please complete the form at this link. Please note this is not a grant application form.