THE SECOND round of the Drought Community Support Initiativehas been extended untilDecember 31,with Vinnies and The Salvation Army helping administer the funding.
Eligible Kempsey farmworkers and farm suppliers have been able to apply for the $3000 payment since March, but St Vincent de Paul Society National Council CEO Toby oConnor is still urging farming communities impacted by the drought to apply.
"The Society is committed to ensuring as many eligible households as possible receive this important payment," he said.
"We have already assisted over 9,000 households, yet we know from our local contacts there are still many potential recipients who we haven't reached and we want to ensure they have a chance to access the support under this extended round.
"A $3,000 payment can provide significant help with household expenses and day to day items."
Vinnies is strongly encouraging farmers, farmworkers and suppliers to apply online www.vinnies.org.au/drought or call the St Vincent de Paul drought helpline on 1300 846 643.
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