Here at Rural Aid we are all about helping farmers in any way we can. One of the programs that we are running is helping to match farmers who need a break, with suitable
Rural Aid was founded in 2015 to provide a holistic support program to rural Australia. The starting point for the charity was the success of the Buy a Bale campaign, which Australians have generously donated to allowing the distribution of fodder, hampers and more. In 2018 Rural Aid embarked on the development of a specialised mental health counselling program, 100% fully funded to support rural communities.
Weather events such as drought, fires and cyclones mean that there is even more call for our services. We have a number of programs designed with rebuilding and repairing in mind. These include the Farm Rescue and Farm Army programs seeing thousands of volunteers give their time to support rural communities, the Gift of Music bringing the joy of music to the bush and mental health counsellors helping reduce stress, domestic violence, suicide, and mental health in general.
The first cattle from Rural Aid’s Buy a Cow campaign have been delivered to the property of Jeff and Debbie Nicols, 60 km’s North of Winton.
The campaign was started to help farmers who lost cattle during the terrible floods in January up in NW Queensland.
The aim of Buy a Cow is to help farmers re-build their herds. It provides individual farmers with $15,000 to purchase cattle of their choosing.
Rural Aid hopes to raise over $7.5 million to help over 500 farmers.