The South Australian Country Women’s Association (SACWA) is working with Rural Business Support (RBS) to direct emergency relief – through necessitous circumstances funding – to farming families being adversely affected by drought conditions in this state.
RBS through the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) can help eligible families apply for this assistance, which can help to cover immediate expenses including utility bills and school fees. Please call 1800 836 211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to talk with a rural financial counsellor and access an application form.
Dick Smith Foods and the Australian Hotels Association’s “Parma for a Farmer” have given funds to SACWA for distribution.
The SACWA also is encouraging members of the public who are in better financial circumstances to support this work by donating to the SACWA Emergency Aid Fund which has DGR status. Donations can be made via:
- Online at www.sacwa.org.au
- Cheque/money order – please provide address for receipt
Cash – SACWA State Office, Mary Walker House, 30 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town 5067
- BSB 105 010
SACWA Emergency Aid Fund
All donations of $2 or more will be issued with a receipt for taxation purposes. 100% of donations goes to those needing funding. All administration costs are met by SACWA.