Vital assistance for communities hit by floods

Community groups impacted by the recent floods in north Queensland have been urged to apply for RACQ Foundation funding.

RACQ Foundation chairman and Townsville resident Fay Barker said she had witnessed first-hand the devastating impact the wide-spread floods had on many organisations’ ability to deliver important services in their communities.

“As a local, I know many community organisations are struggling after being hit hard in the floods and we want to see these groups get back on their feet,” Ms Barker said.

“If you know of a group that’s struggling following the floods, urge them to apply for funding through RACQ Foundation. It’s open to all types of organisations, from BMX clubs to childcare centres – many of which are the backbone of regional Queensland communities.”

RACQ Foundation spokesperson Lucinda Ross said funding was also available for groups affected by other natural disasters across Queensland.

“Since it was established in 2011, RACQ Foundation has donated more than $7.8 million in funding and helped more than 190 community groups,” Ms Ross said.

“Grants of up to $50,000, and up to $200,000 in exceptional circumstances, are available.

“Community groups are the backbone of our regional towns and cities, and we’re proud to play a part in helping flood-ravaged Queensland recover.”

Applications for funding could be found on the RACQ Foundation website.