Final Distribution of Lismore Flood Appeal Grants

Thursday, 15 December

Lismore City Council’s Flood Appeal is now closed to allow the distribution of the remaining balance of donations to all eligible applicants.

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg said the final distribution of the Lismore Flood Appeal funding is a great way to finish the year.

“I want to thank all the people from near and far who contributed to the appeal. The overwhelming generosity and kindness we have seen throughout this flood appeal process is very heartening and inspiring,” he said.

Just over $1.7 million was raised for the Flood Appeal through various fund-raising initiatives and the One from the Heart concert.

Round One of applications saw 1551 eligible residents receive $650 each. Round Two received 249 eligible applications, again receiving $650 each. This left a balance of $548,170.92 which will be split evenly between all eligible applicants from both rounds, with each receiving a further $304.54.

When the Flood Appeal began, Council staff developed procedures and processes to ensure the large sum of money and applications were managed in a fair, transparent and efficient manner.

Round Two of the Flood Appeal grants to residents who lost their homes and belongings due to the February natural disaster is currently being distributed. Council is aiming to have the final payments distributed before Christmas.

No administration costs have been deducted from the funds raised, with all donated funds going to flood-affected residents.


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