Rural Finance Flood Related Grants 2012

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The Government has recently announced grants to assist businesses and primary producers who suffered direct damage as a result of the recent floods. The grants are designed to assist with property clean-up, removal of debris, animal welfare and business restoration.

The grant is not intended to replace the need for insurance or to provide compensation for losses. All claims for assistance are assessed on an individual basis and must be accompanied by 30 day invoices and/or receipts to support the expenditure claimed.

The closing date for all grant applications is 30th September 2012.

Low interest concessional loans of up to $200,000 are also available to eligible primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations in 19 Local Government Areas whose properties suffered direct damage as a result of floods between late February and early March 2012.

The 19 LGAs affected by the floods and able to access the low-interest loans are Alpine, Ballarat, Benalla, Campaspe, East Gippsland, Greater Bendigo, Greater Shepparton, Indigo, Macedon Ranges, Mildura, Mitchell, Moira, Mount Alexander, Murrindindi, Strathbogie, Towong, Wangaratta, Whittlesea and Wodonga.

The closing date for all loan applications is also 30th September 2012.

To obtain copies of grant application forms and fact sheets please click on the link, www.ruralfinance.com.au/pages/Default.aspx?PageID=152&id=1

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