CRANAplus Bush Support Service Psychologists are visiting as many areas as possible to promote best-practices in managing stress and having difficult conversations with distressed patients and clients in May. This service is to assist communities in coping with the social and emotional impact of the severe drought in NSW.
It’s not just farmers feeling the effects of this on-going drought, but also farming contractors and local rural businesses. Currently, Vinnies, the Salvos, the CWA and Lions are distributing $3,000 cash injection grants to many in need.
Please note you do not have to be a primary producer to apply for these grants. Ag-related businesses (for example, farm machinery mechanics and fencers) are also eligible.
This grant will remain open until funds are exhausted. The closure date will be announced on the CWA website.
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Click on this link to find our more https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/climate-and-emergencies/droughthub
The CWA is offering financial assistance to help drought affected families meet household expenses. Up to a maximum of $3,000 per family/household, is available to eligible applicants. Expenses can include grocery bills, vehicle maintenance, school, electricity, rates, telephone, dental and medical (gap payments or cost of travel to access treatment) etc. For expenses that are current and/or outstanding.
Under the Government’s Families and Communities program, grants are available to organisations wishing to apply through a competitive process.