Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN), is helping farmers and communities deal with the uncertainty, stress and anxiety of drought conditions. The Well-Being Grants to Support Farming Communities is providing small to large grants of between $1,000 (ex GST) and $50,000 (ex GST) to organisations and community-led initiatives that will help support the mental health, long-term well-being and resilience of farming communities.
These grants are funded through the Federal Government’s Empowering our Communities initiative, which aims to help farmers, families and communities deal with the uncertainty, stress and anxiety of drought conditions.
Significant parts of the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith area have been identified as being impacted by drought and the objective of these grants is to support organisations and community-led initiatives which will promote individual and community resilience, as well as help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
Next round of applications close: 19 July 2019.
Source: Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network