We've teamed up with the Newcastle Permanent
Charitable Foundation to provide $100,000 in funding to support farmers
impacted by the ongoing drought in the Hunter region.
The funding will be provided over a two-year
period to Upper Hunter Community Services, a community-based organisation
focused on providing a range of practical services and support to people in the
Those in drought-affected areas of the Hunter
both on farm and in the wider local community, will be able to access support
services, financial support and engage in local community building activities
during what can only be described as an extremely tough period.
Whether it be helping to pay car registration,
a grocery bill or to host a number of fun community events for the whole family to help foster social connections - this funding will allow Upper Hunter Community Services to provide holistic
support for farmers and their families to help alleviate any physical, financial
and mental health pressures they may be facing.
It's the first time we've partnered with
Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation as we come together to support a
common cause, recognising
that co-operative initiatives are required to deliver the level of scale
necessary to address the significant social issues caused by this drought
You can find out more about the partnership in
our interview with NBN here.