CWA of NSW have no administration fees taken from our fundraising efforts. All monies will be passed on to the necessary stakeholders.
The CWA of NSW organisation has a long and recognised role in supporting rural families, especially during times of extreme drought.
We recognise that families and small business in drought affected areas are suffering severely. Therefore we are busy raising funds and awareness of the assistance needed for basic household expenses such as food, education, electricity, medical and all of the other expenses faced by all of us in the course of day to day life. Just having the necessary water to sustain their properties and essential needs is a huge expense.
The CWA of NSW is currently assisting farmers and farming-based contractors with the distribution of over $17.3 million in grants for household support from donations, as well as Federal Government funding, which is now at a critically low level. Through the CWA of Australia we are also requesting more drought relief funding from the Federal Government to continue to provide financial support for households like bills and medical expenses. We’re also continuing to advocate for the implementation of national drought policy. We call on the Minister to actually respond to the recommendations on improving access to the Farm Household Allowance scheme which he has held since February.
Tireless CWA of NSW members have been gathering goods and funds for distribution in regional areas, giving some relief to struggling families.
With the current issue of devastating bushfires across the state, the pressure on the Disaster Relief Fund is exacerbated. Therefore the need for donations is paramount. Are you able to assist?
The CWA of NSW Northumberland Group have recently collaborated with Coles Supermarket at Erina Fair to raise funds and awareness of drought relief. Over a 4 week period, members sought recipes, stirred and baked a huge volume of homemade cakes, biscuits, slices, jams and preserves, as well as serving hot lamb rolls to the Saturday morning shoppers. This effort resulted in a total of over $11,000 being raised. We thank Coles for the kind donation of cooking ingredients required.