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COVID-19 financial assistance

COVID-19 financial assistance

As COVID–19 continues to impact our communities, we are helping to provide emergency assistance to those in need. If you are struggling, you may be able to get financial assistance

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The Salvation Army COVID-19 News and Updates

As the COVID-19 emergency continues to grip the country, it is affecting individuals and families in ways never imagined possible. Thousands losing their jobs and facing potential eviction; elderly people confined to their homes without much support; and those already experiencing hardship faced with the prospect of worsening conditions.

In light of this pandemic, The Salvation Army is working hard to continue providing essential assistance and services to communities across Australia. We have adapted some of our services based on government directives and for the safety of our community and are now providing take-away instead of sit-down meals, and using phone and video calls, rather than always meeting face-to-face.

News and Stories

Salvos meeting lockdown challenges head on

29 July 2020Read more


Salvos step up support as Melbourne lockdown is reinstated

9 July 2020Read more


Newly vulnerable Aussies are turning to the Salvos during COVID-19

19 May 2020Read more


Latest update on our COVID-19 response

3 April 2020Read more


Salvos help meet essential needs

8 April 2020Read more


Maintaining mission in the face of COVID-19 situation

3 April 2020Read more


Socially distant but still connecting

30 March 2020Read more


Kindness rules in time of uncertainty

19 March 2020Read more


Salvos respond to novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

16 March 2020Read more


Keeping safe during COVID-19

As we practice social distancing and get used to working from home, coping with the new environment and situation can be challenging. Below are some resources and advice about what you should be doing to protect yourself against COVID-19.

Coronavirus health alert

How to self isolate during Coronavirus

How to be safe during Coronavirus

10 things to do during Coronavirus

Need help?

The Salvos are here to provide emergency relief assistance. In tough times like this, you don't have to go it alone. Reach out to us and we can support you in a range of ways during COVID-19.

The Salvation Army acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters throughout Australia. We pay our respect to Elders and acknowledge their continuing relationship to this land and the ongoing living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm.

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