Financial assistance for non-profit organisations impacted by floods

Department of Home Affairs

Joint media release with the Hon Jeremy Rockliff

Non-profit organisations impacted by the recent floods in North and North-West Tasmania will now be able to apply for up to $25,000, to help undertake clean-up and restoration activities.

The financial assistance is being jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian governments under Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Assistance will be available for non-profit organisations who have been directly impacted in the 17 local government areas hardest hit by the severe weather.

The grant includes an up-front payment of $2,500 to provide immediate cash flow relief.

More information, including eligibility criteria, is available from
TasR​ECOVERY​.

Federal Minister for Emergency Management, Murray Watt said a number of community buildings operated by non-profit organisations had been damaged or destroyed in the floods, with even more experiencing loss or damage to stock and equipment.

“When I visited impacted areas in the aftermath of the recent floods, it was clear that community groups were badly impacted and would need extra help to get back on their feet,” Minister Watt said.

“Non-profits are often the backbone of communities, and these grants will help with clean-up costs and help repair or replace flood-damaged equipment, flooring, and stock.

“There is undoubtedly a long road ahead and we are committed to supporting Tasmanians with their recovery from this event.”

Tasmanian Premier Jeremy Rockliff said non-profit organisations had worked tirelessly over the past few years to support and uplift individuals and businesses in need through natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Charities and non-profit organisations play a vital role in a community’s social recovery from a disaster and are often among the first to jump into action to lend a hand to those who’ve been impacted,” Premier Rockliff said.

“It’s especially important that we support these organisations to recover from the devastating floods so that they can continue to deliver services and support to Tasmanians.

“Importantly, we are continuing to monitor recovery needs from this disaster and will work with the Australian Government to identify opportunities for additional assistance in other areas if needed.

“The Government has also extended the closing dates for Tier One Grants for Primary Producers and Small Business to 31 January 2023.

“We will continue to work with affected communities to develop appropriate recovery packages.”

Information on disaster assistance can be found on the
Tasmanian Government’s TasRECOVERY website and the
Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website.

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