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Neil Sanders says goodbye to Rural Financial Counselling and hello to semi-retirement

Neil finished up on Friday 9th April 2021 with a view to return to semi-retirement and spending time with family.  Neil joined our team of Rural / Small Business Financial Counsellors in Swan Hill in August 2020.   Neil totally enjoyed his…

Woolworths Dairy Innovation Fund closing 16th February 2021

The Woolworths Dairy Innovation Fund which opened 1 December 2020 providing grants to support on-farm improvements that deliver innovation, efficiency, greater resilience or enhanced sustainability, is due to close 16th February 2021. …

Drought Communities Support Initiative (DCSI) closing soon

**St Vincents De Paul Round 2 grants close soon ** Just a reminder that grants that provide financial assistance of up to $3000 to farmers, farm workers, or suppliers/contractors close in April. You may be eligible if you have been…

James Goldsmith has moved on

After servicing our clients in the southern Mallee from Donald for two years, James Goldsmith has moved on from Rural Financial Counselling, finishing up 14th January 2021.  James says he found the role very rewarding, particularly the opportunity…

Merry Christmas

Our offices will close Thursday 24 December and reopen Monday 4 January 2021. The Board and staff of Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria – North West wishes you a Merry Christmas and a safe and relaxing festive season. We look…

Summary of key Covid-19 stimulus package measures for small business

One of our Small Business Financial Counsellors, Jim Chamouras, has written up a COVID-19 Stimulus Package Summary for small businesses. He has put all of the key information into a table, so it’s a little easier to see all of the measures…

FREE online workshop for farmers presented by The City of Greater Bendigo

The City of Greater Bendigo invites farm families within Greater Bendigo and neighbouring municipalities to a FREE on-line workshop titled ‘Grounded Thinking – a healthy mindset for profitable and enjoyable farming” (please see invitation…

Marg McKenzie finishing Friday 18th September

Marg has made the decision to devote her full attention to her farm and home.  After a year as a valued team member, she'll finish up on Friday 18/9/20.  Marg says she has really enjoyed working within our organisation and is especially grateful…

seeking expressions of interest - Senior Manager/Program Co-ordinator

SENIOR MANAGER/PROGRAM CO-ORDINATOR 12 Month Contract (1.0 FTE) Sunraysia Rural Counselling Service is seeking expressions of interest for a Senior Manager/Program Co-ordinator to join our team in Mildura. This is a new position that…

Scott Sanders finishing Friday 18th September

After almost two years in the Rural Financial Counsellor role at Swan Hill Scott Sanders has decided to move on to expand his olive grove and agribusiness.  'Working with farmers in this role has been really rewarding and it's been a privilege…