CWA of NSW Drought Aid Grants Assistance to help meet household expenses for drought affected families.

Up to a maximum of $3,000 per family/household, is available to eligible applicants.

Household expenses can include grocery bills, vehicle maintenance, school, electricity, rates (up to $1000 per instalment), telephone, dental and medical (gap payments or cost of travel to access treatment) etc. for expenses that are current – both paid and unpaid. Eligible applicants are farmers or farming dependent contractors and /or farming dependent families (including families servicing farming such as farming contractors and local rural businesses).

Applicants must also demonstrate the following: They must be located in an area that is identified as being in drought, according to the NSW DPI Combined Drought Indicator; and A reliance on farming or farming related activities for the majority of their income; and Evidence that their primary source of income has suffered as a direct result of drought.

If you require assistance or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact Lee-Anne Denyer, Drought Support Worker for Lachlan Shire Area on 0437 048 129.