AEGN

Floods in New South Wales and Queensland

8 March 2022

Member recommendations for funding

While these terrible events continue to unfold, some of our members have made the following recommendations for you to fund and make an immediate impact.

In addition to the following, you can continue to watch the list grow in our directory of environmental organisations (members only).

You can add to the list by making comments at the bottom of this article or email: info@aegn.org.au

Recovery-building

Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal

“FRRR has supported communities affected by natural disasters since 2006. We provide grants to local not-for-profits and community groups for community-led recovery and resilience, because local context matters and investment in the recovery and resilience of people and delivery organisations makes the biggest difference. We are connected and networked at the grassroots level of remote, rural, and regional communities and take a long-term approach to our support, listening and providing targeted funding as needs emerge and phases of recovery evolve.” AEGN member

FRRR is a DGR1 endorsed Public Fund.

For more information and to donate, head straight to the FRRR flood recovery appeal.

GIVIT – Hand Heart Pocket Disaster Relief Appeal

GIVIT is working with trusted frontline organisations helping people across South East Queensland affected by recent flooding.” AEGN member

Hand Heart Pocket has already contributed a significant amount towards this appeal on behalf of the Freemansons of Queensland. Members, their families, friends and the community are encouraged to give what they can.” AEGN member

Financial donations are tax deductible.

For more information and to donate, go to the Hand Heart Pocket Disaster Relief Appeal.

Environmental NGOs impacted by the disaster

Brisbane Tool Library

“Brisbane Tool Library is creating a sustainable world through tackling consumption and waste. Over the last five years volunteers have collected and occasionally purchased items to loan to their subscription-based membership, to reduce the purchase of irregularly used items. BTL is also a springboard for awareness raising in the Brisbane community about reducing consumption and waste.  

Sadly, five years of volunteer work has gone underwater. Their library (a space donated by the State Library of Queensland) was severely inundated and they lost much of their inventory, office, and test and tag equipment etc. Donations will help them clean up and restock their inventory so that they can start lending again quickly and can keep their membership base. They estimate that it will cost $70,000 to get up and running again in the shortest time possible.” AEGN member

Brisbane Tool Library is an incorporated association but does not have DGR status. Two of our members are donating $2000 to their efforts. Even a small donation will be an encouragement to this (mainly) young band of environmental activists.

You can donate directly to their bank account:

Contact us if you want a copy of their full flood damage report (we will put you in touch with the member who nominated this organisation): info@aegn.org.au

You can also contact Sabrina directly for more information on sabrina.chakori@brisbanetoollibrary.org  or 0432 401 564

Organisations that need to engage with insurance providers first

There are likely to be a number of organisations that may need support if their insurance providers do not cover them.

The Next Economy 

Their office in the Brisbane suburb of South Brisbane was inundated. They would like the opportunity to make their needs known if their insurance claim is rejected or does not cover costs.

Rainforest Rescue

They have informed the AEGN that its office in Byron Bay experienced flood inundation.

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