Cyclone-hit groups encouraged to apply for relief

Cyclone-hit groups encouraged to apply for relief | Insurance Business

Cyclone-hit groups encouraged to apply for relief

Community groups affected by flooding and rain damage brought by cyclones can apply for funding for repair expenses, according to the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ).

RACQ Foundation spokesperson Renee Smith said that community groups can apply for funding from $50,000 up to $200,000 in order to repair damage caused by ex-tropical cyclones Iris and Nora, which wreaked havoc on northern and central Queensland.

“We know many community organisations will be doing it tough following recent cyclones and we’re here to assist these groups in recovering as quickly as possible,” Smith said.

“Community organisations are often the beating heart of neighbourhoods and it can be a massive morale boost for residents to see their local groups back on their feet following events like these.”

According to Smith, the RACQ Foundation’s mission is to assist communities in bouncing back from natural disasters.

“Buildings have been flooded and infrastructure torn apart in recent weeks so we want to make sure Queensland community groups know we’re here to help,” she said.

The foundation was formed, following the 2011 floods, to help affected community organisations recover from damage caused by natural disasters. Since its creation, over $7.2 million has been donated to 160-plus community organisations across Queensland.


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