SACWA is proud to serve both rural and urban communities. Service to the country, through women, for women by women is still the vision of this Association.

Emergency Aid

SACWA provides assistance to families in need through the SACWA Emergency Aid Fund. Assistance is provided by recommendation from a social worker, rural counsellor or Association members. SACWA uses every dollar raised for this purpose as it does not take out administration costs.

For anyone seeking assistance: Please contact a rural counsellor or social worker in your area who are submit your application in writing to the SACWA State Office.

How you can help: To make a donation to the SACWA Emergency Aid Fund, please send a cheque to:

SACWA State Office
30 Dequetteville Terrace

Donations of $2 or more are Income Tax Deductible, if made to the SACWA EMERGENCY AID FUND.

Donations can also be made via EFTPOS. Click here to find out how.

Dorothy Dolling Memorial Trust

Grants are available to rural students of any age to continue or further their studies.

The Trust was formed in memory of Dorothy Dolling, a founding member of SACWA. After joining the Metropolitan Branch of CWA in 1928, Dorothy became the first Treasurer of SACWA. She held the positions of State Secretary (1935-1947) and Deputy State President (1947-1950). Dorothy became an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1944 for services to the community. In 1945, Dorothy was awarded Life Membership of SACWA. Following her death in 1967, the Dorothy Dolling Memorial Trust was established in her memory.

The Trust aims to benefit women and children of the country districts of South Australia, serviced by The South Australian Country Women’s Association Incorporated.

The Board of Trust anticipates that finances will be granted to students in need of assistance for the provision of education, training, or other purposes in keeping with the general aims of the Trust. 

Click here to download an information brochure.

Applications for 2018 are now closed. Applications for 2019 will open in October. 

Photo: Recipients of the Dorothy Dolling Memorial Trust 2014. 



Baby Bundles

Baby Bundles are provided through social workers in hospitals to those in need of this help. This project is partially funded from the Emergency Aid Fund (for the purchase of baby clothes) and partly by beautiful handmade garments, rugs and toys, supplied through the generosity of SACWA members.

Feel free to call into the SACWA State Office at 30 Dequetteville Terrace KENT TOWN SA to see an example of this very worthwhile project.


SACWA accepts donations of handmade garments to be packed into the Baby Bundles. While you can use any pattern of your choosing, click here to download a suggested crochet pattern (pictured right) or click here to download a fabric jacket pattern. 

Baby Booties

Where hospitals agree to assist, a pair of hand knitted booties is presented to new born babies. The booties are handmade by generous SACWA members.