The DCSI has recently been opened again
Grants are available to The Salvation Army and St Vincent De Paul to deliver the initiative and ensure the funding hits the ground quickly where it is most needed.
The funding is now available for farmers, farm workers and farm suppliers/contractors facing hardship due to drought. It can be used to spend in local communities or to cover urgent bills such as food, petrol and utilities. The $3,000 per household can consist of up to $2,000 in cash and $1,000 in vouchers.
Funding is targeted at projects that stimulate local community spending, use local resources, businesses and suppliers, and/or provide a long-lasting benefit to communities and the agricultural industries on which they depend.
To apply, you have to fill out a very simple online form at the Salvation Army or Vinnies depending on your location. These have not yet been made available but we recommend keeping an eye on the following sites:
The form is only one page and takes between 3-5 minutes to fill out. Once the form has been submitted, someone will contact you within 8-10 business days.
The following image outlines whether you should contact St Vincent de Paul Society or The Salvation Army.