2021 to 2024 Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) Program


The RFCS Program provides funding to rural financial counselling service providers to deliver free and independent financial counselling to eligible farmers, fishers, foresters and small related enterprises.

Open
Close date: 11 Dec 2020 12:00 AM AEDT.

What do you get?

Funding amounts vary.

Who is this for?

Rural financial counselling service providers.

Overview

Rural financial counselling service providers can apply for 3 years of grant funding to deliver free and independent financial counselling to eligible farmers, fishers, foresters and small related enterprises who are experiencing, or at risk of, financial hardship.

Grant funding may be used for:

  • salaries for rural financial counselling staff and support staff, including superannuation and leave provisions
  • direct support costs of running a service, including office costs, utility costs, accounting and audit costs
  • capital items, such as equipment necessary for running a service (for example, desks, IT equipment etc.) and vehicles
  • costs associated with professional development for staff
  • marketing and promotion of the program and services

What are the eligibility criteria?

Applications will be accepted from eligible organisations or consortia that are one of the following entity types:

  • Indigenous Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth)
  • company incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001(Cth)
  • cooperative
  • incorporated association
  • unincorporated association
  • trustee on behalf of a trust
  • partnership

Applicants must also:

  • be a legal entity with an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at 2021 to 2024 Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) Program.

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