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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

Deadline for applications:  Wednesday 5 February 2020 at 5.00 pm

When is the funding open?

Applications for categories 1–3 are now open and close on 5 February 2020.

Applications for category 4 are now open and close on 14 February 2020.

A second round of funding for category 4 will be available in April 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
  • Karen Armstrong, Salvation Army.

How much money is there?

There is currently more than $60 000 to distribute. The fund is still open for donations.

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 in early February 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

Keep your eyes and ears open, check the Country Times, local newsletters and social media for other ways you can help, including supporting local events and activities.

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