Don’t miss out on drought funding

RACQ Foundation has reminded community organisations to apply for drought funding, with the latest round of applications closing this week.

RACQ Foundation spokesperson Renee Smith said more than 80 percent of Queensland was currently suffering through drought.

“We know communities in drought-affected areas are doing it tough,” Ms Smith said.

“Stock levels are low, towns are losing business and people are struggling to make ends meet.

“In these areas, community organisations play a vital role in helping to deliver critical services and boosting spirits, and that’s why we want to encourage them to apply for funding.”

Ms Smith said the current RACQ Foundation funding round would close on 7 October.

“Through this round of funding, organisations can apply for up to $50,000, and up to $200,000 in exceptional circumstances,” she said.

“This can go a long way to giving communities the lift they need in the midst of this natural disaster.”

More than 160 community groups have been given more than $7 million in funding since RACQ Foundation was established following the 2011 floods.

Application forms can be downloaded on the RACQ website.