RACQ Foundation spokesperson Renee Smith said many community organisations continued to suffer due to a turbulent 2017, in which parts of the State experienced a devastating cyclone coupled with a relentless drought.
“This is exactly why RACQ Foundation was established – to help community groups struggling as a result of natural disasters,” Ms Smith said.
“We’ve given more than $7.4 million in funding to more than 170 community groups since our inception in 2011.
“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.”
Ms Smith encouraged Queenslanders to spread the word about the current funding round.
“If you know of a community group that’s struggling amidst, or following, a natural disaster, urge them to apply for RACQ Foundation funding,” she said.
“Grants of up to $50,000, and up to $200,000 in exceptional circumstances, are available. With the current funding round closing on 1 March, we encourage those thinking of applying to start the process as soon as possible.”
Applications for funding can be found on the RACQ Foundation website.