We've teamed up with Hunter corporates to deliver drought relief for farmers in the Upper Hunter.
We've joined forces with six other Hunter corporates to commit a
total of $112,500 in funding to Upper Hunter farming communities affected by
Teaming up with Hunter
Corporate Collaborative (HCC), the funding will be used to implement two key
initiatives, providing support and services assisting those most affected by
drought conditions in the Upper Hunter local government areas of Singleton and
Hunter Community Services (UHCS) Counselling and Laundry Facilities –
UHCS will use the funding to implement a free counselling support service for
individuals and families where mental health and wellbeing are being impacted
by drought. In addition, it allows those affected to attend to their laundry
needs in a social setting.
Neighbourhood Centre (SNC) – SNC will use the funding to provide a
series of workshops focused on training in basic business and marketing
operations so that participants can gain knowledge and practical skills to
diversify their income outside of their farm income.
With over 80% of NSW still in drought, statistics say it takes
nearly three years to recover from a drought, which is why we’ve teamed up with
NFP Connect, Beyond Bank Australia Foundation, Glencore Coal Assets Australia,
Greater Charitable Foundation, Hunter Water, Port Waratah Coal Services and
Sparke Helmore Lawyers to help our local farming community and deliver