Bushfire Relief and Recovery Campaign

Bushfire Relief Form for the Request of Funds

This is an online version of the Bushfire Relief Fund Request form that pastors can use to request funds for their bushfire affected churches and communities.
  • The funds collected for the bushfire response appeal will be used to support bushfire families in hardship with personal and family living needs. Some examples include: • Vouchers for purchasing groceries and personal care expenses (e.g. clothing etc) • Vouchers for purchasing fuel • Payment of medical expenses or mental health expenses (e.g. counselling) which are not able to be covered by Medicare or private health cover. Funds are not to be distributed as cash. Funds will be disbursed through our local Baptist churches who will be able to identify local people who are in need because of the bushfire. This will be facilitated by Kelly Crawford, the Bushfire Recovery and Relief Coordinator for the Baptist Association NSW & ACT. Her contact details are kcrawford@nswactbaptists.org.au, 02 9868 9200. Request for funds by churches can be made using this form. The form will then be sent for final approval and processing by Heidi Tak – Team Leader for Operations at htak@nswactbaptists.org.au. Generally the limit of the amount to be distributed to any one household is to be $500. Exceptions will be considered and will need to be approved by Kelly Crawford and Heidi Tak. Each church receiving funding will need to acquit these funds using a separate form that will be provided. A summary of how the funds were spent including any supporting documentation e.g. invoices will need to be submitted.
  • Account name, BSB, Account # (note must be an account in the church’s name)
  • How we collect, hold, use and disclose information about you is important to us. The purpose of collection, holding, use and disclosure of the information is to fulfill the ministry and administrative functions of the Association. We also collect your information to facilitate your requests. Your individual information can be accessed by contacting the Privacy Officer, hello@nswactbaptists.org.au or write to Level 4, 5 Saunders Cl, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113. By submitting this form you consent to us using and disclosing your personal information and contacting you as described above. For further information, refer to our website https://www.nswactbaptists.org.au.