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Coronavirus emergency relief assistance now available

Is the coronavirus crisis affecting you financially? The Salvation Army is here to help

Government funding is now available through The Salvation Army Doorways teams for individuals and families who are experiencing financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 shutdown and economic downturn.

If the coronavirus crisis has caused you to become unemployed or you have limited or no access to an income, you could be eligible for emergency financial assistance to help with rent, mortgage relief, groceries, paying bills and more.

If you are financially affected by the impacts of COVID-19 and would like to learn more about how we can help – even if you have never asked for assistance from a charity before – please complete the form below. A Salvation Army representative will call you as soon as possible for a private and confidential discussion about how we can help.

Please note that due to unprecedented demand, we are currently unable to take further requests from within Victoria at this stage. Please click here to explore what additional help may be available.

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How a coronavirus emergency relief package can help

Because of this truly unprecedented event the government has relaxed its eligibility criteria for accessing financial assistance to accommodate more people who need help meeting daily living costs.

Some employment sectors and demographics have been more significantly impacted in the fight against coronavirus. While the risks of COVID-19 remain high and restrictions continue, those who are affected can be supported.

Salvos are here to provide emergency relief assistance in tough times just like these, so you don’t have to go it alone.

The Salvation Army is one of a number of charities assisting with coronavirus emergency relief assistance. Additionally the Salvos Moneycare service can help by providing the advice and support needed to manage debt, negotiate with utility providers or prioritise expenses. This free and confidential service is available to anyone seeking professional advice on money matters, especially when facing increased financial stress. To learn more about this service, please see this link below.
Covid-19 Financial Counselling

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, The Salvation Army has been connecting with communities to deliver the help they need. From hampers containing basic grocery essentials, to a much-needed wellbeing check, to financial hardship relief – Salvos are there for anyone who has been affected by this crisis.

Acknowledgement: This additional Emergency Relief funding for people affected by Covid-19-related financial hardship is administered by The Salvation Army on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.


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