Storm recovery grant

Disaster recovery grants of up to $10,000 are available to eligible South Australian primary producers who suffered direct storm damage in the 2021 spring storms.

Grants are to help pay for the costs of clean-up and other emergency measures including rebuilding or replacing damaged or destroyed on-farm infrastructure, to assist the immediate recovery of primary production enterprises.

The maximum grant available for clean-up and reinstatement activities is $10,000 per primary production business.

Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Main things to know before you apply

Make sure you read and understand the grant guidelines – they explain who is eligible to apply, and what storm recovery activities can and cannot be paid for with grant money.

You must have completed the 2021 SA Statewide Storms online survey to be eligible for a grant.

You will be asked for your survey ID number as part of the grant application. If you are doing the survey for the first time, please note the 'application ID' number you are given when you submit your survey. If you have already completed the survey you can find that number in the email confirmation.

To find your survey 'application ID' number you can also:

  • call the PIRSA Recovery Hotline 1800 931 314
  • visit the PIRSA Storm Support Centre at the Virginia Horticulture Centre, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

To complete your grant application you will need to attach:

  • council rates if you are the owner of the property
  • lease agreement if you are the leasee or share farmer
  • tax invoices or receipts of eligible expenses incurred, or quotes of eligible future expenditure
  • grant declaration form (PDF 123.9 KB) signed by all relevant business partners.

If your first grant application is for less than $10,000 you can apply for another grant (before the closing date) to complete your clean-up and reinstatement activities. Your total grant applications cannot be more than $10,000.

Grants open on 29 November 2021 and close on 28 February 2022.

Help with your grant application

If you need help to understand the grant guidelines or to complete your grant application:

  • Call the Recovery Hotline 1800 931 314 (interpreter available)
  • Visit the PIRSA Storm Support Centre at the Virginia Horticulture Centre, 942 Old Port Wakefield Road, Virginia (interpreter available) or the Loxton Research Centre, 1801 Bookpurnong Road, Loxton.

Apply for the grant

  1. Complete the 2021 SA statewide storms online survey. You will need to take note of your survey 'application ID' number.
  2. Download the guidelines (PDF 213.9 KB) (Word version (DOCX 145.9 KB))
  3. The application grant declaration form must be printed, signed, scanned, and then attached as a PDF or JPG to your online application.
  4. Complete the online application form.

Grant applications close on 28 February 2022.

Grant documents in Khmer and Vietnamese

Page Last Reviewed: 08 Dec 2021
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