Assistance – Drought Aid & Disaster Relief

Drought Aid Application Form – for drought claims only

Click here to access the DROUGHT AID application form:  DGR Community Fund Application Form – Drought Relief 2020

Once completed, please print and post your form marked PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL to:  CWA of WA DGR Funds Pty Ltd – Community Fund, PO Box 97, West Perth  WA  6872 or email to: ceo@cwaofwa.asn.au.  All applications are treated in the strictest of confidence.

Coles Drought Assistance:  In October 2018, Coles and its customers contributed more than $459,000 to the Country Women’s Association of Western Australia to help drought-affected farmers, growers and producers who are experiencing hardship as a result of the drought.  This assistance was extended with another Coles grant of almost $17,000.  Coles Group contacted CWA of WA late last year (2019) to advise that they raised over $65,000 in customer donations for drought assistance between October and December last year. These funds will allow the CWA of WA to distribute grants to drought affected families in WA to help with their household bills. These additional funds have brought the total donated by Coles and its customers to CWA of WA to over $540,000 for drought relief in the past 18 months, with the majority already distributed to families in need. The additional funds from Coles’ customers will help keep the program open at a time when we know many farmers in WA are experiencing the results of a poor harvest.

Commonwealth Drought Assistance:  The CWA of WA gratefully acknowledges a $100,000 drought grant by the Commonwealth Government through the Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science.  The purpose of the grant is to provide drought relief funding to distribute immediate financial assistance to farmers and farming families who are facing hardship arising from the impact of drought in identified drought affected areas.

CWA supports Australia Day Hay Run for Drought Affected Farmers in WA
CWA of WA was proud to support the Farmers Across Borders Australia Day Hay Run which ran feed from Esperance to drought affected farmers in the Mid West. A convoy of 20 trucks carrying more than 2,000 bales of hay made a 1,200-kilometre journey to Meekatharra.  The feed was shared among 60 different stations in the Murchison, Gascoyne and Goldfields regions.  Our generous members and branches including CWA Walkaway Branch, worked tirelessly to put together biscuits to add a special something to give to drought affected farmers along the run.  The Association is pleased to have been able to donate $5000 from its Sir James Mitchell Education and Welfare Fund to help fuel the trucks on their long journey.

Other Donations:  Generous donations have been received by CWA members and branches, other organisations and the general public.  We have also received a generous private donation for drought assistance from Gina Rinehart.   We thank everyone for their compassion and desire to help others in need at these difficult seasonal times.

Disaster Relief Application Form:  for fire, flood and other natural disasters

If you or someone you know is suffering the effects of fire, flood or other natural disasters (excluding drought – which has a separate application process), please complete the form below:

Click here to access the DISASTER RELIEF application form: DGR Community Fund Application Form – Disaster Relief 2020

Once completed, please print and post your form marked PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL to:  CWA of WA DGR Funds Pty Ltd – Community Fund, PO Box 97, West Perth  WA  6872 or email to: ceo@cwaofwa.asn.au.  All applications are treated in the strictest of confidence.