Flood Recovery Financial Assistance

Rural Aid is offering primary producers in current eligible flood affected areas a special $1,000 emergency payment to assist during this disaster. Once we have received and verified your details, our team will review and process your application. All approved applications will be paid within 14 working days of submission.

To allow us to process your application as soon as possible, please review the eligibility criteria to make sure you qualify.

Rural Aid will be accepting applications for assistance until the 15th of June or until the allocated funding is exhausted. This assistance is offered in addition to the general financial assistance offered by Rural Aid. If you have already received support from Rural Aid, you are still eligible to receive this emergency payment. Please review the eligibility criteria to make sure you qualify.

If you’re already registered with us as a farmer, then you do not need to re- register. Please complete the application below. (Some of the documents requested may be the same as general financial assistance and you are welcome to upload them again if they are still current.)

TESTIMONIALS

“I wanted to take the time to write to sincerely thank you for your drought assistance. The gift cards that you sent were very much appreciated. As we are about to go into 8 years of drought with minimal to no useful rain in the past 2 years, things have been extremely difficult and it is also difficult to express how much the assistance / support is appreciated. Please pass on my sincere thank you to the citizens and businesses that have contributed to Rural Aid.”

Ray Bennett

“Very much appreciated and very helpful. Cannot tell you how much this helps with trying to maintain our breeding ewes as we go into winter.”ted and very helpful. Cannot tell you how much this helps with trying to maintain our breeding ewes as we go into winter.”

Barry and Helen

“Words can’t express our gratitude for the support of ‘Rural Aid’, something we have never considered before. We have always ‘got by’, but our family suggested we apply for this. We are overwhelmed by this generosity, thanks again.”

June and Darryl Joe Kong

“We just want to say a big thank you for the financial assistance that Rural Aid has recently given. We are extremely grateful and it certainly does make a difference.”

Sally Archibald