We’ve collated some of the grants and assistance programs available right now to eligible people affected by the floods.
Emergency Hardship Assistance
The Emergency Hardship Assistance Grant is a way for the government to help out people who have been directly impacted by some sort of disaster, including the floods.
This grant will provide assistance with meeting your immediate essential needs such as food, clothing or medical supplies if you’re unable do so on your own.
Eligibility requirements and more information can be found here.
If you have been temporarily displaced and are in need of accommodation numerous temporary shelters have been established across Brisbane.
Call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) for assistance.
Essential Household Contents Grant
You may be eligible for financial assistance if you’re uninsured, or unable to claim insurance.
Grants of up $1,765 are available as single adults. Couples/families can receive a grant of up to $5,300 towards replacing essential household contents like beds linen & whitegoods that have been lost.
For eligibility and to apply visit here.
Electrical Services Safety and Reconnection Grant
You may be eligible for a grant to help you reconnect essential services that were damaged by disaster.
There are two parts to this grant. The first part is an inspection. The grant can cover up to $200 per essential service that needs a safety inspection (gas, electricity etc.).
The second portion is Repairs. Eligible applicants can claim up to $4200 for repair work such as electrical rewiring necessary in order make these vital fixtures operational again.
For more information and eligibility visit the Queensland Government website.
Small Business Disaster Relief
In light of recent floods the Queensland Government has opened up a natural disaster assistance grant to affected areas.
We will endeavour to keep this resource updated as the situation unfolds, or you can head to the ‘Disasters’ section of the Queensland Government Website.