RACQ Foundation gives $58,000 in funding

Eight community organisations impacted by Cyclone Debbie have received almost $60,000 in funding from RACQ Foundation to assist in their recovery.

RACQ Foundation received the applications after the community groups were impacted by the natural disaster in March.

Proserpine Kindergarten (pictured), Gloucester Sports and Recreation Association, and Logan Village Riding Club were among the groups which received a share in $58,880 in funding.

These organisations used the funds to repair and restore a playground, purchase a diesel generator, install wiring for emergency power and rebuild parts of a horse riding cross country course, including installing portable jumps.

RACQ Foundation’s Darryn Hammond said it had approved applications for both repair and mitigation works.

“It’s rare we see a weather event that impacts such large parts of our State,” Mr Hammond said.

“RACQ Foundation was set up to help community groups get back on their feet following a natural disaster. We’re proud to support those recently affected, and those trying to better protect themselves in the case of another major storm or cyclone.

“We would encourage other community organisations still trying to rebuild to apply for RACQ Foundation funding.”