The Small Business and Individuals Financial Counsellor Programme is a service focused on the 7 Local Government areas of Central West Queensland. These are the Longreach, Barcaldine, Blackall-Tambo Regional Councils and the Barcoo, Boulia, Diamantina and Winton Shire Councils.
The Small Business and Individuals Financial Counsellor Programme provides assistance to Central West Queensland small business owners who are suffering from financial hardship to manage the challenges of industry change, adjustment and sustainability as the result of drought and ongoing adverse economic conditions.
The objectives of the SBIFC Programme are to:
• provide clients with access to financial information, options, decision support and referrals to other sources of industry, professional and government assistance,
• empower clients to make their own decisions on how to most effectively manage change and adjustment issues,
• deliver effective, flexible, and responsive financial counselling services to those in need of assistance.
The Small Business and Individuals Financial Counsellor Programme is an initiative of the Central West Wellness Network, and is supported by the Queensland Government, the Remote Area Planning and Development Board and Outback Futures.