Find out what we've achieved this year

At RACQ, we're proud to support Queensland communities during their time of need. Once again in 2017-18, RACQ Foundation fulfilled our mission to help those affected by natural disasters. In the past year the Foundation has come to the financial aid of Queensland communities who have experienced severe weather events including cyclone, flood and drought. In 2017-18, the reach of RACQ Foundation was felt across our entire state. From the top of north Queensland to the bottom of south west Queensland, we distributed over $327,300 of necessary funds to communities doing it tough. With 21 applications approved for funding this year, we're confident in our ability to continue supporting communities affected by natural disasters in the coming years.

Foundation 2017-18 highlights

With over $400,000 in funding approved for community groups across the state, find out what we’ve achieved the year.

White tick in blue circle Total sum of funding approved

$428,942

White tick in blue circle Approved natural disaster projects

83%

White tick in blue circle Approved drought relief projects

17%

Featured projects

Natural disaster projects

Organisation  Project description  Amount
The Salvation Army (QLD) Property Trust Funds contributed towards Cyclone Debbie disaster response program including distribution of prepaid EFTPOS cards to Queenslanders  severely impacted $50,000                           
MAD Mountain Bike Club Inc. Reimbursement of extensive clean-up costs following damage caused by Cyclone Debbie $19,000 
Proserpine Junior Cricket Association Inc. Returned facilities to playing standard following Cyclone Debbie including replacement of turf, practice wickets, entry sign, bowling machine  and movable shade tents $19,495
Proserpine Public Kindergarten Inc. Repaired and restored the Proserpine Public Kindergarten to its condition prior to damage caused by Cyclone Debbie $15,818
Gloucester Sports and Recreation  Association Inc. The purchase and installation of a generator for emergency power in the clubhouse used by the local community during natural disasters $8,836

Drought relief projects

Organisation  Project description  Amount
Rotary International District 9630 Inc. Funding towards the Rotary drought relief voucher program providing vouchers to farmers in need, whilst also directing money into the local  towns where vouchers can be expended in a variety of local stores. Programs in communities of Chinchilla, Dalby, St George, Roma and  Mitchell $50,000                                                           
Drought Angels Ltd Assisted with the drought relief program by providing prepaid cards to regional families under financial crisis, enabling the purchase of  essential items such as food, clothing and water $50,000
Uniting Church in Australia Frontier   Services                                                                     In partnership with Outback Links, a part of the Frontier Services, nine volunteers from RACQ visited farms in Longreach to help fix farm  machinery, repair farm homesteads as well as assisting farmers in the day-to-day and any other work required $16,000
Toogoolawah Golf Club Inc. Installation of a solar powered bore for irrigation during drought periods $12,842
Muilla Community Centre Inc. A mental health and wellbeing day for rural women impacted by drought in Miles and surrounding areas. Funds contributed towards attendee  vouchers, catering and guest speakers specialising in mental resilience $5,000

Find out what we've achieved this year

Financial year 2017-18 highlights

With over $400,000 in funding approved for community groups across the state, find out what we’ve achieved the year.

Check out the RACQ Foundation 2017-18 Annual Review to see all the ways we've supported Queenslanders this year.

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How we help

Since 2011, RACQ Foundation has approved over 192 applications for assistance, equalling over $7.84 million in funding. When a natural disaster strikes, it's our mission to be there to help in your time of need. From Southport to Cape York, we've assisted communities who have experienced some of Queensland's largest disasters, Including:

  • Cyclone Debbie
  • Cyclone Nora
  • 2018 Queensland droughts
  • Queensland floods
  • Cyclone Yasi.

Find out more about the RACQ Foundation, how you can help, and how you can get assistance.


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Connect with us today

Interested to know more about the Foundation? We're proud of the work we've achieved and are always looking to connect with more Queenslanders. Contact us if you're after information about how the Foundation has helped since our inception and the differences we've made to communities across the state. Our RACQ Foundation Fund welcomes any help from individuals or businesses. If you think you can help, or donate, get in touch!

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Funding is only available to Queensland based community organisations.