Community groups and charities that are doing it tough during the coronavirus crisis are now eligible for grants to help them get through.
The RACQ Foundation has announced that it has extended it’s assistance to community groups, that can now apply for up to $20,000.
Previously, funding had only been given to community groups that were impacted by natural disasters, however a special exemption has now been made.
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RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith says they stand ready to help.
“It’s been truly devastating to see the impact COVID-19 has had on communities and charities across our State.
“So, we’re really pleased to be able to extend our eligibility to community organisations or charities that are either assisting in the recovery process or whose operations have been significantly impacted by this pandemic.
“Eligible groups can now apply for up to $20,000 in funding, which were hoping will help them and their communities recover.
“Whether you’re a local community group that has lost other forms of sponsorship, advertising revenue or patronage due to COVID-19, or an organisation involved in reconnecting older Queenslanders with their community, we encourage you to apply,” Ms Smith said.
The RACQ has already approved nearly $80,000 in funding to several charities during the crisis.
“We’ve provided immediate funding to charities helping Queenslanders stay on their feet during this crisis and are now opening this process to all Queensland-based community organisations or charities,” Renee Smith said.
“We want to make sure no vulnerable Queenslander is left behind as a result of a community service shutting down.
“Whether it’s a cyclone, drought or a pandemic – we’re here to help you and your community get back on your feet,” she added.
Visit RACQ Foundation’s website for more information and to apply.