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.

CWA of WA has distributed almost $600,000 of support to drought affected families across Western Australia since October 2018, and we continue to offer assistance through our grants program. We acknowledge the generosity of our CWA members and donors, whose fundraising has allowed us to help those in need.  If you would like to help us continue to provide support through this program, please refer our donation page www.cwaofwa.asn.au/donate

Coles Drought Assistance:  Since October 2018, Coles Supermarkets and its customers have contributed more than $540,000 to the Country Women’s Association of Western Australia’s Community Fund to help drought-affected farmers, growers and producers who are experiencing hardship as a result of the drought.  These funds continue to allow the CWA of WA to distribute grants to drought affected families in WA to help with their household bills.

Commonwealth Drought Assistance:  The CWA of WA gratefully acknowledges a $100,000 contributed by the Commonwealth Government through CWA of Australia and the CWA National Drought Committee.  The purpose of the funds were 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. All funds received through this program have now been expended.

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.

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.