Queenslanders helping Queenslanders
Do you know a community group, club or association impacted by flood, drought or bushfire?
RACQ Foundation is encouraging community groups, clubs and associations impacted by natural disaster to apply for funding.
Local groups can apply for funding of up to $50,000 to support their community following a natural disaster, including flood, drought or bushfire.
RACQ Foundation Director Darryn Hammond said assisting community groups helped whole communities to recover from natural disasters.
“Community organisations provide a tremendous amount of support to communities that are suffering following a natural disaster and help at crucial times can often be the difference between ‘make’ or ‘break’ for a community,” Mr Hammond said.
“That’s why the Foundation’s support for Queensland community groups experiencing unprecedented loss or devastation has played an important role in rebuilding communities.”
Mr Hammond said organisations assisted in 2019 included Townsville cricket, Mackay junior motocross and the Family History Association of North Queensland.
“These groups provide a great local service to the community and we’re happy we could help them as they rebuild,” he said.
“If you know of a community organisation that has been impacted by natural disaster, whether it’s the recent bushfires or the ongoing drought, please encourage them to apply for funding.
“It’s terrible to see Queenslanders suffering and the RACQ Foundation is here to help.”
Since 2011 the RACQ Foundation has distributed more than $8.8 million to 218 drought, flood, cyclone and bushfire impacted community organisations throughout Queensland.
Mr Hammond said members could donate to the RACQ Foundation in RACQ Branches.
“By making a contribution you’re helping a Queenslanders get back on their feet,” Mr Hammond said.
“100% of funds go directly back into Queensland communities.”
Applications for the current round of funding close on 21 February.