Australian Red Cross flood grants now available

Australian Red Cross announced they will support flood affected households with cash grants, following a recent nationwide telethon that attracted millions of dollars in donations. Funds raised through the telethon will support two types of cash grants:

  • Bereavement grants of $20,000 to support senior next-of-kin of those who died as a direct result of the floods with immediate needs (funeral and other related expenses).
  • A $500 relief grant per household to help with basic needs such as food, clothing or personal items for people whose primary place of residence was affected by the floods and who are experiencing financial hardship as a result.

Grant applications are open as of Friday, 18 March. Find out more and apply.