Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) is one of three charity organisations to receive a share of $30 million from the Federal Government to provide assistance to people in rural areas who are facing hardship during the drought.
The other two groups that have been selected to implement the Drought Community Support Initiative are the St Vincent de Paul Society and The Salvation Army.
In announcing the grant last month, the Minister for Regional Services and nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, said that the three charity organisations were chosen because they were already on the ground in drought regions and were the best suited to deliver this assistance immediately on be-half of the government.
“I am pleased to confirm the $30 million Drought Community Support Initiative is up and running,” Senator McKenzie said. “It will provide immediate assistance to at least 10.000 farm-ing households facing hardship because of the drought.