The Australian Government Drought Community Support Initiative Round 2 provides financial assistance to farmers, farm workers, contractors and suppliers impacted by the drought.
The funding provides a one-off $3000 cash payment to eligible households. Vinnies is assisting to distribute the funds.
The Drought Community Support Initiative Round 2 continues to be available through St Vincent de Paul Society until program funding is exhausted or no later than 30 April 2021.
The Salvation Army has assisted over 25,000 farming families to meet urgent expense, including for food, petrol, and utilities. The injection of money into rural and regional communities has supported local businesses, who are also struggling financially from the impact of drought. Their teams remain available to assist in other ways should you still require support.