The Salvation Army is working together with St Vincent de Paul Society to deliver the Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI) for eligible drought affected households, commencing Monday 25th November.

If you're a farmer, farm worker or farm supplier/contractor who is struggling financially because of the drought, you may be entitled to receive a one-off payment of up to $3,000 funded by the Australian Government’s Drought Community Support Initiative Round 2 (DCSI).

To be eligible you'll need to be over 18, an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and live/work in a specified Local Government Area (LGA).

Payments can cover numerous expenses such as groceries, vehicle maintenance, energy & utility bills, health & medical expenses.

Please note that assistance might be provided by either The Salvation Army or Vinnies, depending on your Local Government Area (LGA).

To apply, please visit https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/need-help/disaster-relief-and-support/drought-community-support-initiative/#