Australian Government – 2021 to 2024 Rural Financial Counselling Service Program

Status: Ongoing

Region: Australia wide

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The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open and competitive process to apply to deliver services under the Rural Financial Counselling Service Program (RFCS) program in the 12 predefined service regions from 2021–22 to 2023–24. Applicants may apply for more than one service region, including across different states.

The RFCS program is an Australian Government initiative that provides free and independent financial counselling to eligible farmers, fishers, foresters and small related enterprises who are experiencing, or at risk of, financial hardship.

The vision for the 2021 to 2024 RFCS program is to empower clients to take control of their financial situation and cultivate financially capable primary producers that are profitable, self-reliant and resilient.

The objectives of the RFCS program are to transition clients out of financial crisis, improve clients’ business profitability or facilitate a dignified exit, and improve clients’ financial well-being and resilience. The overarching outcome of the program is that clients who engage with the service become financially self-reliant and their businesses are better prepared to deal with risks.

Applications close at 11.00pm AEDT on 11 December 2020.

For more information: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/ruralfinancialcounsellingservice