Community groups struggling to recover from the lasting effects of natural disasters have been urged to apply for funding by the RACQ Foundation, with the latest round of applications to close in a couple of weeks.
Renee Smith, RACQ Foundation spokesperson, said many community organisations continue to suffer from the devastating cyclone and relentless drought that lashed across Queensland last year.
“If you know of a community group that’s struggling amidst, or following, a natural disaster, urge them to apply for RACQ Foundation funding,” Smith said. “Grants of up to $50,000, and up to $200,000 in exceptional circumstances, are available. With the current funding round closing on March 1, we encourage those thinking of applying to start the process as soon as possible.”
Since its inception in 2011, the foundation has given more than $7.4m in funding to more than 170 community groups.
“Just last year, funding was received by 20 groups, as varied as BMX clubs, golf clubs, kindergartens, surf lifesaving clubs, and agricultural associations,” Smith said. “These were spread across Queensland – from drought-affected Miles, through to cyclone-ravaged Sarina. We know how much of a morale boost it can be for communities to have their local organisations back up and running at full capacity, and we’re proud to play a part in helping Queensland groups recover.”
Applications for funding can be found on the RACQ Foundation website.
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