**Note: Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis as long as the need exists and the funds are available.
COLES RAISES OVER $450K FOR CWA’S WA DROUGHT APPEAL: In just two months, Coles and its customers have contributed more than $459,000 to the Country Women’s Association of Western Australia to help drought-affected farmers. With Coles matching every donation dollar-for-dollar during August and September, customers have helped to raise more than $7,171,400 million nationally for the CWA to help drought-affected communities with household and family expenses. In addition, Coles pledged $5 million in grants or interest-free loans from the Coles Nurture Fund for farmers who have a project which will help them to combat drought in the future. If you or your family are suffering the affects of drought, you can access up to $5,000 from these funds to help you through this very difficult time.
Drought Assistance Application Form: For your convenience, you can either download, print and post your form to: CWA of WA DGR Funds Pty Ltd – Community Fund, PO Box 97, West Perth WA 6872 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org – Click here to download the the application form: DGR Community Fund Application Form – Drought Relief
Or, you may like to complete the form on-line by completing the following application. You can save as a draft as you work through the form and when you are ready to send click the Submit button.
OTHER TYPES OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
CWA of WA Sir James Mitchell Education and Welfare Fund (General Financial Assistance)
Named in honour of a Western Australian born Governor of the State, this fund is wholly supported by the voluntary donations of CWA Branches in Western Australia and receives no Government funding. The Sir James Mitchell Fund is used to assist those who may need a helping hand. Applications for assistance are considered on an individual basis and are completely confidential.
To apply for welfare assistance, please download the following form:
To apply for educational assistance, please download the following form. Please note that unfortunately, the CWA of WA cannot fund the provision of school textbooks or IPADS / laptop computers for students.