RACQ Foundation approves additional funding

RACQ Foundation has approved an additional $100,000 funding to be given to community groups affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

RACQ Foundation has approved an additional $100,000 funding to be given to community groups affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Three successful applicants received preliminary funding approval by the Foundation’s Board yesterday.

RACQ Foundation spokesperson Darryn Hammond said the community organisations in Proserpine, Mackay and the Gold Coast had each suffered extensive damage during the March downpour.

“RACQ Foundation was set up for exactly this purpose – to help community groups recover after natural disasters,” Mr Hammond said.

“We’ve extended our funding beyond repairs to cover mitigation works as well because we appreciate that extreme weather events aren’t one-offs in Queensland.

“This $100,000 funding is in addition to the $300,000 already approved for Debbie-affected organisations, and we are proud to help these Queensland community groups get back to the position they were in before the Cyclone hit.”

Mr Hammond encouraged other affected organisations to apply for funding using the application form on the RACQ Foundation website.