Where did all the money go? 100% of Drought Appeal funds now released

The National Farmers’ Federation has now committed 100 per cent of the Drought Relief Fund donations to worthy charities actively supporting farmers.

The final $1,867,400 will be distributed to the Western Queensland Drought Committee (for farmers and small businesses), Blaze Aid, St Vincent de Paul, Drought Angels and the CWA.

“These organisations, along with many other who received funding in previous distribution rounds, have done a fantastic job at delivering much needed aid straight to the doorsteps of struggling farmers, their families and communities,” NFF CEO Tony Mahar said.

“This aid has come in the form of grocery and fuel vouchers, assistance with household expenses, mental health services, volunteer workers, and importantly – feed and fodder for livestock.”

Here’s where the last of your generous drought appeal donations are headed! #9Today

Posted by TODAY on Sunday, 17 February 2019

A staggering $10.1 million was raised to support drought-affected farmers since the Appeal launched on 2 August. The Appeal was run as a partnership between Channel 9, Rotary Australia World Community Service and the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF).

The NFF was responsible for directing where money was spent to ensure it had maximum impact on the ground. The NFF instigated a rule that 100% of funds raised had to directly benefit farmers, and recipient charities had to adhere to strict governance and reporting requirements.

With 100% of these funds now out the door, we can reveal the final tally of which charities benefited from the community’s generosity.

NFF Drought Relief Fund – final payment breakdown

RecipientAmount
Lions Club Need 4 Feed$1,000,000
Drought Angels (QLD)$500,000
Salvation Army (via NSW Farmers)$250,000
Salvation Army$1,500,000
St Vincent de Paul$1,000,000
St Vincent de Paul (QLD)$500,000
CWA of NSW$700,000
Queensland CWA$700,000
CWA or Victoria$27,450
CWA of South Australia$27,450
Eyre Peninsula Charity Trust$100,000
Blaze Aid$500,000
University of Canberra Mental Health Unit$32,600
Rapid Relief Team (RRT)$250,000
GIVIT$250,000
Western Queensland Drought Committee (Farmers)$300,000
Western Queensland Drought Committee (small business)$112,500
Rotary Project 59 (District 9630)$250,000
Rotary Project 46 (District 9570)$250,000
Rotary Project 2/2018-19 (District 9650)$250,000
Rotary Project 18/2018-19 (Rotary Club of Narrabri, Neighbours in Need)$100,000
Rotary Project 28/2018-19 (District 9800)$250,000
Rotary Project 33/2018-19 (District 9670)$250,000
Rotary Project 37/2018-19 (District 9550)$250,000
Rotary Project 59/2013-14 (District 9630) (2nd application)$250,000
Rotary Project 46/2013-14 (District 9570)(2nd application)$250,000
Rotary Project 38/2018-19 (Districts 9700/D9710)$250,000
TOTAL$10,100,000

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