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.
The Federal Government has allocated an extra $81 million in funding for its Drought Communities Program (DPC) which offers eligible councils up to $1 million for projects and infrastructure that stimulate the economy of drought affected communities.
The Government has also increased the number of eligible councils from 60-81 local government areas.
Central West Local Land Services and Landcare are offering rural women a free workshop focusing on wellbeing and mental health at Bedgerabong on 26th September from 9:30am-3:30pm.
This workshop is an adaptation of the highly successful Little River Landcare workshop for farming women.
The NSW Government has established a central location for all information, grants, subsidies and assistance for farmers and small businesses suffering from the drought.
Click on this link to find our more https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/climate-and-emergencies/droughthub
Applications are open for organisations wishing to apply to the Federal Government’s Financial Crisis and Material Aid, Emergency Relief and Food Relief funds.
Under the Government’s Families and Communities program, grants are available to organisations wishing to apply through a competitive process.