Helping hand for flood affected farmers

HELPING HAND: Beverly Houterman stands outside the Rural Financial Counselling Service, located in the heart of Crookwell. Photo: Mariam Koslay.
HELPING HAND: Beverly Houterman stands outside the Rural Financial Counselling Service, located in the heart of Crookwell. Photo: Mariam Koslay.

Farmers who suffered property and equipment damage in the 2016 floods have applied for over $400,000 in flood grant money.  

According to the Rural Financial Counsellor, Beverly Houterman, 41 applications for the flood grant were lodged through her office.  

“While there are a few applications still being assessed, the majority of applicants have now received a total of $320,000 in grant money.”

“We expect the remaining applications to be assessed before Christmas, with the total grant money received to exceed $400,000.”

“Because much of this grant money was spent at Crookwell businesses, the whole community has benefited.” Mrs Houterman said.