In early January 2020, PRF announced a $30 million commitment to support the bushfire recovery. An initial $3 million was provided for immediate relief while the remaining $27 million was earmarked for longer-term work with fire-affected communities.

While the COVID-19 virus has dominated the news and affected lives and livelihoods around the world, we believe our work to assist fire-ravaged and drought-affected communities should continue. These communities cannot be forgotten. We know that those in regional Australia who were already disadvantaged before the fires will be doubly so in their aftermath while also dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.