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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 2018-19, 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. Over the past year, the reach of RACQ Foundation has been felt across our entire state. From the floods in Townsville, through to drought struck Morven, we approved funding of over $1,047,849 to Queensland communities doing it tough. With 25 approved funding applications this year, we're confident in our ability to continue supporting communities affected by natural disasters in the coming years.

Foundation 2018-19 highlights

Over the past 12 months, we’ve achieved:

White tick in blue circle Total sum of funding approved

$1,047,849

White tick in blue circle Approved natural disaster projects

76%

White tick in blue circle Approved drought relief projects

24%

Natural disaster projects

Organisation  Project description  Amount
Townsville Cricket Club Funds contributed towards replacement of the perimeter fences damaged by the Townsville flood event. $50,000
North Queensland Football Club Funds contributed towards rebuilding club canteen and to replace kitchen equipment destroyed in Townsville flood event. $40,000
Hermit Park Tigers AFL Club Funding to replace equipment at club house that was destroyed during the Townsville flood event including carpet, chairs, playing apparel and shade sails. $50,000
Mackay Junior Motocross Incorporated Reimbursemen of equipment at club house that was destroyed during the Townsville flood event including carpet, chairs, playing apparel and shade sails. $38,000
Giru Daycare Association Replacement of perimeter fencng around the centre as the footings have been damaged during the Townsville flood event. $19,200

Drought relief projects

Organisation  Project description  Amount
Connecting Communities Australia In partnership with Connecting Communities Australia, four drought relief projects will be delivered supporting impacted farms and communities. Volunteers from RACQ will use their skills to repair farm machinery, fix fences, paint and help the farmers with daily duties. $200,000
Drought Angels Ltd RACQ Foundation sent staff to Morven in the shire of Murweh to perform volunteering duties such as ficing farm machinery and vehicles, fencing, improvements to homesteads and feedin livestock. Also included was the provision of a road train of hay to be distributed to farmers as a part of the Drought Angel's "Rural Day Off" program. $35,000
The Salvation Army Funding towards the Salvation Army's relief program where by EFTPOS cards are distributed by chaplains and staff covering millions of square killometers across South, Central and North Queensland for focusing on farmers and rural workers who are drought or flood affected. $50,000
Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre To provide an opportunity for children living remotely in drought impaed regions who attend Longreach Distance School of the Air to join in a social and educational environment with the museum and gallery visitys to the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame. $23,500

Find out what we’ve achieved this year

Find out more about the RACQ Foundation and what we achieved in financial year 2018-19.

Read full Annual Review

How we help

Since 2011, RACQ Foundation has approved over 217 applications for assistance, equalling over $8.84 million in approved 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:

  • Townsville floods
  • Morven drought
  • 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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Past Annual Reviews

Discover how we’ve supported the Queensland communities over the past seven years.

Read full 2017-18 Annual Review

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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The RACQ Foundation collects information to help with the assessment and management of funding. The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Limited and its associated entities (RACQ Group) provide administrative services to the RACQ Foundation and, as a result, the information collected will be made available to the RACQ Group. Information will be made available only to areas of the RACQ Group necessary for the purposes of administration, assessment, notification, marketing and promotional activities. Your information will not be disclosed to any other parties unless authorised or required by law.

The RACQ Foundation or its representatives may contact applicants and/or identified referees for more information. Details of successful applications may be used in the RACQ Foundation’s promotional material including media releases, annual reports, brochures and on the RACQ Group website.

Funding is only available to Queensland based community organisations.