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The Drought Community Support Initiative - Round 2(b), is a stream under the Drought Communities Programme which aims to support communities in the most drought-affected regions of Australia by funding eligible Local Government Areas (LGA’s) for local infrastructure projects and other drought relief activities.
The aim is to provide immediate financial assistance of up to $3,000 to eligible farming households who are experiencing financial hardship arising from the impact of the continuing drought in eligible Local Government Areas under the Drought Communities Programme.
To be eligible for a cash payment under the Drought Community Support Initiative – Round 2, recipients must be:
The Salvation Army has been working together with St Vincent de Paul Society to deliver a Drought Community Support Initiative, for eligible drought-affected households across Australia.
As of April 2020, we’ve distributed $29,320,550 of funding for local governments who are eligible for assistance and supported 10,351 households.
Since 23 March 2020, we’ve also become the provider for a further 26 local government areas.
We’ve distributed $215,000 in assistance to these newly eligible areas and have assisted 71 households.