Assistance – Drought Aid / Financial Help

COLES / CWA OF WA DROUGHT ASSISTANCE

Click here for the application form:  DGR Community Fund Application Form – Drought Relief

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.

The Country Women’s Association of WA President Heather Allen thanked Coles and its customers for their generous contribution which will go towards supporting drought-affected families.  “For over 94 years the CWA of WA has had the pleasure of supporting our Western Australian community in good times and bad. We are extremely pleased to act as a conduit to see funds donated by Coles customers and Coles itself reach those who need them most,” she said.

Coles State General Manager Pat Zanetti said Coles is overwhelmed by the generosity of local shoppers across Western Australia who have shown their support for Australian farming communities by donating at Coles checkouts.  “We are incredibly grateful for this tremendous contribution from our customers and team members who have gone above and beyond to raise funds for the CWA drought appeal,” he said.

“Many of our WA store teams hosted bake sales, dress up days and collected food donations which went towards preparing hampers for local families impacted by the drought.

“Thanks to their generous donations and fundraising efforts, more than $459,000 will go back to supporting local farmers, growers and producers who are experiencing hardship as a result of the drought.”

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.

A special team of the State Management Committee will ONLY consider applications for the remainder of 2018 for the week commencing:

  • Monday, 25 June 2018
  • Monday, 27 August 2018
  • Monday, 29 October 2018

To apply for welfare assistance, please download the following form:

SJMEW APPLICATION FOR WELFARE ASSISTANCE

To apply for educational assistance, please download the following form.  Please note that unfortunately, the CWA of WA cannot fund the provision of IPADS or laptop computers for students.

SJMEW APPLICATION FOR EDUCATION ASSISTANCE