St.George Foundation’s Bushfire Assistance Grant

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.

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