We know you farmers are a resilient and strong bunch; you need to be when droughts are part of your existence.
But these are particularly tough times and Australia wants to help.
$11.5 million was raised back in August 2018 and made available to help drought-affected farmers and farming communities. We partnered with the Country Women’s Association in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, and with the Rural Financial Counselling Service (Gippsland) in Victoria to get the funds out through their aid programs. Applications for grants in NSW, QLD and VIC have now closed.
Applications are still being taken from farmers and farming communities in South Australia.
As of 2 April, more than 7,288 farming families have taken up the grants and tell us the process is fast and simple.
We’re hearing about bills being paid, families having enough to make it through the next few months and children joining friends on school excursions after their family applied for drought funds.