St Vincent de Paul Society Drought Community Support Initiative Round 2

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St Vincent de Paul Society Drought Community Support Initiative Round 2

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 payment is limited to one per household.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Farmers, farm workers, contractors and suppliers that live and/or work in an eligible Local Government Area. (Click here to check if your area is eligible)

You must also meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • 18 years old or older
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Impacted by the drought
HOW DO I APPLY?

You can apply over the phone or through our online application form.

You must provide identification and other supporting documentation with your application. Click here to see what documents you will need.


 

Apply Online Today


or call us on 1300 846 643

 

Website: Vinnies Drought Assistance


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Lifeline – Community Drought Support Information

Lifeline LogoDo you reside or work in the shires of Paroo, Balonne or Maranoa and are suffering financial hardship due to the ongoing drought? If so, you may be eligible for financial support. Funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, grants are available to individuals or families who have been impacted by the drought and who require assistance with cost of living pressures.

Non-farming small business operators such as tradesmen and retail operators who rely on regional economies and the agriculture that underpins these economies to earn an income are also included under the program.

Other entities such as schools and Parent & Citizen Associations can also apply for funding for school related items. The grants range from $500 for an individual to $1,500 for a small business or entity. For further information and to apply please visit Lifeline Darling Downs
or call 1300 991 443.

 Those who can apply:

  • individuals or families who have been impacted by the drought and who require assistance with the cost of living pressures
  • Non-farming small business operators such as tradesmen and retail operators who rely on regional economies and the agriculture that underpins these economies to earn an income
  • Other entities such as schools and Parent & Citizen Associations can also apply for funding for school related items.

 


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Natural Disaster and Drought Assistance

Natural Disaster and Drought Assistance

Primary producers are eligible for drought assistance if their property has been drought declared by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

If your vehicles garaging address is in an area where the Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme has been activated.

For more information please visit https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Community-and-environment/Community-engagement/Disaster-and-drought-assistance.aspx

 

 


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Drought Management Help – FarmHub

FarmHub connects Australian farmers with services and support during tough times, such as drought.

Website:  FarmHub


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Royal Flying Doctor Serivce – Drought Wellbeing Service

Since April 2015, RFDS (Queensland Section) has been leading the Drought Wellbeing Service across Queensland. This program offers counselling and support to people living and working in areas impacted by drought. Through the Drought Wellbeing Service, qualified Mental Health Clinicians work alongside existing RFDS Clinicians and attend established RFDS primary health care clinics. Mental Health Clinicians are also available via telehealth or outreach sessions providing strategies that can help in tough times, or an ear to listen to wellbeing concerns.

Our Mental Health Clinicians are specifically trained to help people with a range of health and wellbeing issues including:

  • Sleep difficulties
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Stress management
  • Work-related issues
  • Building resilience through change
  • Links to appropriate support within the community

Our Services

We can offer:

  • Individual counselling sessions
  • Talks, presentations and training
  • Pit Stop Health Checks

DWS services are free of charge, and referrals can be made by individuals, family members, GP’s or community support agencies.

More information: Drought Wellbeing Service


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Flexible Financial Hardship Support – Maranoa Regional Council

Maranoa Regional Council has received funding from the Queensland Government’s Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services to provide support to residents affected by drought within the Maranoa region. Part of this funding is to provide opportunities for social interaction, and another portion is for Flexible Financial Hardship.

 

Flexible Financial Hardship Support funding of up to $500 per household is available for drought affected community members.  Residents are encouraged to apply by submitting the form and providing supporting documentation as required.  Note: a copy of a rates notice is required to confirm residency in the Maranoa local government region.

 

There are two options for receiving the assistance:

Option 1: $500 in $50 vouchers to be used at selected stores in the Maranoa region

Option 2: Financial assistance up to $500 with a specific bill/account (bill to be provided with application)

 

Ø  Funding is limited so please apply early to avoid disappointment

Ø  All claims are subject to assessment and approval by Maranoa Regional Council

Ø  Applicants must reside within the Maranoa Regional Council area

Ø  All vouchers and bill payments must be redeemed by 30 November 2018

Ø  Vouchers may only be redeemed at the stores listed

Ø  Eligible bills in Option 2 include, but are not limited to, vehicle registration, vehicle insurance, farm insurance, accountants’ fees, machinery repairs, grocery store accounts, and training.  Residents are encouraged to talk to Council (Grants Officer) if their bill does not fit under these headings to see if it is eligible for claim.
If you have any questions please contact Council on 1300 007 662.

 

Application Form for Flexible Financial Hardship Support


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Be sure to email them directly to romaforfamilies@gmail.com and attach a photo of your activity, business or logo.

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