Do you live in a drought-affected community?
BIG NEWS!! Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI) funding has been extended until December 2020
The DCSI is an Australian Government-funded project that provides a one-off payment to farmers, farmworkers and farm suppliers/contractors affected by the drought and living in an eligible Local Government Area (LGA).
DCSI Round 2 is the second round of funding being provided under this initiative. In this round, Vinnies and The Salvation Army have been asked to distribute the funds. For the Western Downs LGA, Vinnies are distributing these funds.
Not all impacts of the drought are the same.
Some drought-affected communities have had rainfall, others haven’t. Some areas have green paddocks with water in dams, while other paddocks are still dust. Whatever your situation, we know it takes time for farming communities to bounce back even after first rain, and it’s not always easy battling the lingering effects of the drought
Financial support of up to $3,000 is available to eligible drought-affected households through the Drought Community Support Initiative Round 2.
Contact the Vinnies Drought Support Team today to find out If you are eligible or for more information:
- Apply online at vinnies.org.au/droughthelp
- Call the Vinnies Drought Team on 1300 846 643
Please note that this is an Australian Government initiative. Round 2 funding of the DCSI has been open since 19 November 2019 and will continue until December 2020. You can only receive payment once during this round. Contact Carrick Aland’s Farm Advisory team on 07 4669 6900 if you are unsure and require clarification.