Supporting bushfire-affected communities
Bushfire-affected communities across Australia need your help now.
More than 8 million hectares have been burnt in the devastating bushfires, affecting hundreds of rural communities. We are yet to see the full extent of the damage.
The road to recovery for these communities is long, with varied and complex challenges unique to each town. These communities will need your support long after the smoke clears, and the emergency relief money is expended.
That’s where FRRR comes in. FRRR makes grants to local not-for-profit groups for community-led projects that address the most pressing needs that emerge 12-18 months after a disaster event.
We are urging those wanting to support the affected communities to consider donating to our Disaster Resilience
and Recovery Fund. Grants from the Fund will be able to support community leaders to implement what they need in their community. It could be support for fatigued volunteer leaders, repairing vital community infrastructure or ensuring psychological support is available when it is most needed.
Your contribution will make a real difference
Local leaders know what will make the biggest difference at times like these. But their isolation and small size make it hard for communities to raise the funds they need at the best of times, let alone in the worst of times, like now.
Our special tax status means funds reach grassroots community organisations in country Australia who often miss out on support.
FRRR has a long history of supporting disaster preparedness and assisting affected communities to recover. Since 2006, FRRR has distributed more than $19 million in grants to communities amidst their recovery from natural disasters.