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Anchor Business Support Grant Program

Financial support for flood-affected anchor businesses in the Northern Rivers

Supported by the National Emergency Management Agency, the Australian Government is providing a $44.3 million grants program for Northern Rivers flood affected anchor businesses.

The program is being delivered by the New South Wales Government under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.


The grants program provides provide financial assistance to anchor businesses in the Northern Rivers to support the extraordinary costs for re-establishment of their businesses and continuation of employment within the region.

How to apply

Applications for this grant program closed on 26 July 2022.

Successful applicants

Successful applicants of the Commonwealth and NSW Governments’ Anchor Business Support Grant Program were announced on 13 September 2022.

Applicant Amount funded

Manildra Harwood Sugars (Sunshine Sugar)


Social Futures


​Norco Co-operative Limited


McKinlay Enterprises (North Coast Petroleum)


Williams Group Australia


Multitask Human Resource Foundation


More info

You can read the program guidelines or contact Regional NSW to request further information:

This program is funded by the Australian Government and administered by the Department of Regional NSW.