A new Freo Fire Fund website has been launched to help people raise money to support the communities affected Australia’s devastating bushfires.
The website – freofirefund.wixsite.com/mysite – allows people looking to raise money for bushfire relief to register an official Freo Fire Fund event and download a handy event kit with information and promotional material.
It also has a Freo Fire Fund events calendar, information about the fund and where the money raised will go and a link where people can donate directly to the fund.
The Freo Fire Fund was set up last week by a group of Fremantle community members who came together to collaborate, share skills and resources and raise money to help fire-affected communities.
The fund is held by the Fremantle Foundation as a separate Named Fund.
Fremantle Foundation Chair Carrie Clark said the money raised will be distributed to not-for-profit organisations that are assisting with the bushfire relief effort.
“The fund has identified a number of different focus areas where the money raised can be directed, including emergency assistance for people displaced by the fires, support for volunteer bushfire brigades and care for wildlife affected by the fires,” Ms Clark said.
“A full list of organisations that may receive funds is available on the website, but they include organisations like Australian Red Cross, Foodbank and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.
“People hosting registered fundraising events or activities can nominate which specific focus areas they wish to donate to, and as the bushfire relief effort evolves the recipient list will be updated in response to community needs.”
The Fremantle Foundation was established in 2010 and is now WA’s premier community foundation.
It provides a way for individuals, families, businesses and groups to establish charitable funds, called Named Funds, to support causes they care about.
Fremantle Foundation provides the governance support to run the fund, which is held and managed under the umbrella of the Fremantle Foundation, and also provides social impact advice to help donors make the biggest difference.