St.George Foundation is committed to supporting communities impacted by Australia’s bushfire crisis.
St.George Foundation is committed to extending our support to communities who have experienced devastating losses as a result of Australia’s 2019-2020 bushfire emergency. Bushfire Assistance Grants are now available to support eligible charities and local community organisations with projects that will aid in long-term recovery efforts for bushfire-affected communities that focus on assisting children and young people.
To assist with the recovery of communities, St.George Foundation, Bank of Melbourne Foundation and BankSA Foundation will provide funding of a total value of up to $500,000 to eligible organisations in Australia to:
– Invest in projects that aid in long-term recovery efforts for bushfire-affected community organisations.
– To be eligible for funding your organisation will
– Be located in Australia.
– Be directly assisting communities that have experienced losses as a result of the 2019/2020 bushfires.
– Provide recent, audited financial statements that have been signed by the auditor.
– Be endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (but not another ancillary fund). Deductible Gift Recipients must be listed with the Australian Taxation Office under Item 1 of the Table in Section 30–15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act, 1997; and
– For St.George Foundation: Address projects that assist children and young people.
– For Bank of Melbourne Foundation and BankSA Foundation: Address projects that assist neighbourhoods and communities.
What they do fund:
Projects to help rebuild communities that have suffered losses during the bushfires, including:
– Physical repairs to properties affected by fires.
– Assistance packages to bushfire impacted families.
– Continuation of community services where they have been prevented from operating or relocated due to fires.
– Recreational and respite programs to bushfire-affected communities.
– Counselling and therapy to communities due to experiences of fires.
– Medical equipment to aid in recovery for injuries sustained during bushfires; and
– Other applications deemed suitable by Governors at their discretion, to assist in bushfire recovery.