Times are once again tough for winegrowers. This year has been marked by shock prices, heat waves, fruit flies, powdery, rain and rots… and the bills keep coming in!
Are you struggling? Do you hate the sound of the phone in case it’s someone who wants something or perhaps the winery staff to let you know your grapes are not up to scratch? Are you avoiding the bank? If this sounds like you, you are not alone. Be aware: You may be entitled to assistance. Ask an expert. Quite simply, if you don’t ask the question – you won’t know. DON’T SELF ASSESS!
The Riverland Rural Business Support (www.ruralbusinesssupport.org.au) experts Rita Perre and Lloyd Wright can help with practical and meaningful support mechanisms during these difficult times. Rita and Lloyd are professionally trained in all aspects of business analysis and can assist with cash flow analysis, meetings with banks, financial institutions and provide a referral service to other professionals. Their support services are free, confidential and impartial. You and your family may be entitled to assistance through:
- Transitional Farm Family Payments – help for farming families experiencing financial hardship and struggling to meet basic household needs and improve the family’s long term financial security for up to 12 months.
- Debt Mediation Services – before the financial stress starts impacting on your ability to make decisions, speak to a Rita or Lloyd. They will assess your situation so you are better prepared and if necessary, they will communicate on your behalf with your bank.
For further information speak to:
Rita on 8582 1054
Lloyd 8582 1100
Freecall 1800 836 211