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. One-off payment of up to $3,000 can cover numerous expenses such as groceries, vehicle maintenance, energy & utility bills, health & medical expenses, for example.
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.
- 18 years old or older
- An Australian citizen or permanent reident
- Living and/or working in an eligible Local Government Area (click here to check if your area is eligible)