In response to the devasting bushfires across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland in January 2020 the Arcare Family Foundation provided three grants totaling $60,000 to support recovery for local communities, farmers, and wildlife.
The Foundation also made several grants in 2020 as a response to the COVID 19 crisis. These grants are to support organisations providing emergency relief, food aid and medical support.
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) – Strengthening Rural Communities (Grant: $20,000)
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. FRRR’s special tax status means funds reach grassroots community organisations in country Australia who often miss out on support.
This grant will support FRRR’s Strengthening Rural Communities – Bushfire Stream, which will be able to support community leaders to implement what they need in their local community.
Blaze Aid (Grant: $20,000)
Blaze Aid is a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods. Working alongside the rural families, their volunteers help to rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed.
World Wild Fund for Nature Australia – Australia’s Bushfire Emergency (Grant: $20,000)
Support for the World Wild Fund for Nature Australia’s Bushfire Emergency work will support wildlife care, working swiftly to implement effective large-scale disaster response and recovery programs across the country; habitat restoration, including restoring native forests and damaged wildlife habitat; and future fire-proofing including working to develop and promote innovative new approaches and proven solutions to ensure better climate event preparedness.