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Yorketown Bushfire Fundraising Distribution - Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Complete an application form and email, post or deliver it  to :

SYP Community Hub, Attention: Debbie Richardson, 33 Stansbury Road, Yorketown or

Do I need to reapply?

If you applied in round one (closed 5 February), you do not need to reapply. If your application was eligible and you received funds you will automatically receive a top up in mid-March.

When is the funding open?

Applications for categories 1-4 have reopened and close on 8 March 2020. A second round of funding for category 4 only will be available in April/May 2020

Who will assess the applications?

The eligibility criteria was established by the Local Recovery Committee and the applications will be assessed by a sub-committee made up of Mayor Darren Braund, Debbie Richardson, Local Recovery Coordinator and Karen Armstrong, Salvation Army

How much money is there?

Approximately $92,000 has been donated and more than $56,000 was distributed in round one. This current round will distribute approximately $33,000, leaving a small amount for community groups to run events, programs and activities later in the year providing ongoing support to the local community affected by the fire.

Will I get the maximum amount?

It will depend on the number of eligible applications received. The assessment committee will do its best to ensure as many eligible applicants receive funding as possible.

When will the money be distributed?

The money will be distributed from February 2020 to mid-March 2020.

Where can I go for more information?

Phone Debbie Richardson, Local Recovery Coordinator on 0402 207 945 or email

Can I still donate or help?

Yes! You can still donate to the local fundraising at the Police Credit Union, Yorketown.

Donating cash is the best way to help.  It allows those affected to buy what they need, when they need it and puts money into the local economy.

If you wish to donate your time and skills, there are other ways to assist.

You can volunteer with BlazeAid to help with fence construction and repairs.

If you can cook, help prepare or donate meals for BlazeAid volunteers, your help would also be appreciated.

Please contact local camp coordinator Karen Warren on 0428 324 508 or

Page last updated : 28 Feb 2020

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