The Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) has established an emergency response grant for any Indigenous corporation whose property has been directly affected by the recent bushfires. A grant of up to $20,000 will be available to assist Indigenous corporations to immediately secure and clean up damaged properties.
The ILSC will also make available a grant to assist Indigenous land management groups and contractors assisting the vital recovery efforts with much needed equipment.
The ACTU Bushfire Relief Fund has been established to especially provide support to union members who may need support beyond that available generally.
To qualify for assistance, a member needs to show that they have lost income as a result of fires and have been unable to receive adequate compensation from other sources or have otherwise experienced severe financial hardship as a result of the fires.
To apply for assistance on behalf of a member, affiliated unions are invited to complete this form.
The ACTU will only contact members to arrange transfer of funds if the application is successful.
ANU have made additional funding available to students who have been directly affected by the bushfires this summer. They will provide up to $2,000 to help affected students with upfront expenses, including accommodation, laptops, study materials, personal essentials and travel to and from home.
If you are affected and live on campus or have applied to live on campus, they may also be able to help you with an early move-in.
For advice on the, please call 135 268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Bushfire Support Bursary”.
An online version of the Bushfire Relief Fund Request form that pastors can use to request funds for their bushfire affected churches and communities. The funds collected for the bushfire response appeal will be used to support bushfire families in hardship with personal and family living needs.
Some examples include:
Vouchers for purchasing groceries and personal care expenses (e.g. clothing etc)
Vouchers for purchasing fuel
Payment of medical expenses or mental health expenses (e.g. counselling) which are not able to be covered by Medicare or private health cover.
Funds are not to be distributed as cash. Funds will be disbursed through local Baptist churches who will be able to identify local people who are in need because of the bushfire.
This scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are facing an unforeseen and life-altering situation or hardship due to bushfires, through no fault of their own, which could prevent them from commencing and/or completing their study at Charles Sturt University. It is designed to meet a short-term financial need.
The pods are being rolled out as part of a targeted program under a partnership with the State Government and the Minderoo Foundation’s Fire Fund, working closely with local councils, local recovery staff, charities and Service NSW to identify candidates to ensure the pods go to those most in need.
As a way to provide essential support to those affected by bushfires which continue to threaten civilians and their homes across Australia, Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites has announced that selected properties nationwide will offer complimentary rooms for up to seven days for those who have lost their homes.
The offer is redeemable from now until the end of June 2020.