Drought Support

Aussie Farmers Foundation helps rural and regional communities in Australia facing tough times and as a Public Ancillary Fund we do this by giving grants to eligible charities who are running projects to support the wellbeing, resilience and sustainability of these communities. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide grants to individuals or families directly – see further information below.

Aussie Farmers Foundation has provided $27,000 in funding to be granted to support Australian communities impacted by natural disasters, including drought.

This funding is being administered through the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Strengthening Rural Communities Small and Vital Grants Program and is open to not-for-profit community organisations in rural, regional, and remote Australia that have an ABN or Incorporation Certificate. Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status is not required for this program.

Small and Vital grants gives small rural, regional, and remote communities the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to support a broad range of community needs.

Applications for the current round must be made directly to FRRR and  received by 5 pm AEST, Tuesday 24 September 2019. For more information and to apply go here.

Seeking individual assistance?

The Aussie Farmers Foundation is unable to support individuals seeking help. However; there are other organisations that may be able to help you.


FarmHub connects Australian farmers with both government and non-government services and support during tough times, such as drought.


Federal Government


Disaster Relief:


You may be able to source support from charities in Australia. Please note this is not an exhaustive list and they will have their own eligibility criteria. The Aussie Farmers Foundation does not specifically endorse any single charity: