Applications for $4000 Cyclone Seroja grants open

Individuals, residents and small business owners suffering financial hardship as a result of Tropical Cyclone Seroja can now access payments of up to $4000 through a State Government emergency assistance package.

Eligible industry sectors include:

  • small retailers such as specialty shops, hairdressers and bakeries;
  • tourism businesses including tour operators and fishing boat charters; and
  • hospitality venues including accommodation providers, cafés, restaurants and pubs.

The $2.8 million grants program is an additional State Government investment that will complement the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Grants are available to people across 13 local government areas whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed, or whose businesses have suffered financially as a result of the cyclone.

About 360 people are expected to access the residential program, with applications made through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development website.

An estimated 200 businesses located in the emergency region are also expected to receive assistance. Applications for small business are open on the Small Business Development Corporation’s website until June 30, 2021.

The eligible local governments are Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Coorow, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Greater Geraldton, Mingenew, Morawa, Mount Marshall, Northampton, Perenjori, Shark Bay, and Three Springs.