Communities urged to apply for disaster funding

RACQ Foundation urges community groups to apply for recovery funding

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Struggling Queensland community groups could apply for RACQ funding of up to $50,000, or up to $100,000 in exceptional circumstances, to support their community following a natural disaster.

Struggling Queensland community groups could apply for RACQ funding of up to $50,000, or up to $100,000 in exceptional circumstances, to support their community following a natural disaster.

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RACQ Foundation has urged struggling Queensland community groups to apply for recovery funding.

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With 70 percent of the Queensland drought declared, the RACQ Foundation has urged struggling Queensland community groups to apply for recovery funding.

Local groups could apply for funding of up to $50,000, or up to $100,000 in exceptional circumstances, to support their community following a natural disaster.

RACQ Foundation spokesperson Lucinda Ross said as resilient as Queenslanders are, after a natural disaster, locals often need a helping hand.

"With so much of our State currently drought declared, we know how hard the dry has hit communities across Queensland and we want to help," Ms Ross said.

"RACQ Foundation funding can be used to get groups back up and running at full capacity, benefitting the local community and providing a much-needed morale boost.

"Community groups are often the heart and soul of a region, whether it's a sporting club, a womens' group or mens' shed, these organisations provide a vital local service to the community and we're proud to do what we can to support them."

Since 2011, RACQ Foundation had distributed more than $9.2 million to 293 drought, flood and cyclone impacted community organisations.

Ms Ross said community groups impacted by natural disaster are urged to apply before applications close on 8 March.

"Whether it's helping local groups recover after floods and cyclones, or sending our RACQ Foundation volunteers to help remote, drought-affected farmers fix machinery, we know the work of RACQ Foundation has been invaluable," she said.

Applying to the Community Grant Program is easy with three application rounds per year.

2021 Application closing dates:

Round 1 - 8 March 2021 at 5pm

Round 2 - 2 August 2021 at 5pm

Round 3 - 22 October 2021 at 5pm

  • Community groups could apply for funding at the RACQ Foundation website.

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