Minderoo Foundation has committed AU$70 million to rebuild communities, revitalise local economies and develop a long-term blueprint for wildfire and disaster resilience. Join us as a volunteer, follow our recovery efforts or donate below.
Australia’s most recent and unprecedented bushfire season has had a devastating effect on people and their communities, including local businesses and wildlife. Here’s how we are uniting with other organisations to respond.
Minderoo Foundation Fire Fund is mobilising volunteers through Team Rubicon Australia to support disaster clean up and recovery.
Team Rubicon Australia is a veteran-led disaster relief organisation that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders and everyday people to rapidly provide relief to communities in need.
Fire Fund is supporting Team Rubicon Australia to scale operations across the country. We are also covering travel and accommodation expenses for these specialised volunteers.
Our collaboration with Team Rubicon Australia will accelerate on-the-ground support for affected communities to help them rebuild.
Our AU$10 million in recovery funds is kick-starting crucial grassroots projects identified by community leaders.
To date the team have visited Kangaroo Island and Woodside in South Australia; Wytaliba, Tenterfield, Torrington, Drake, Moruya, Mogo, Malua Bay and Merimbula in New South Wales; and Mallacoota and Bairnsdale in Victoria.
We are collaborating with organisations including Team Rubicon Australia, BlazeAid, BackTrack, WA Fencing Farmers, Australian Red Cross, The Salvation Army and Conservation International as well as state governments.
Minderoo Foundation has allocated AU$50 million to develop a wildfire and disaster resilience program with a stated objective to grow this initial commitment into a AU$500 million fund with support from third parties.
We are engaging with global contributors to invest resources in areas that include climate change, mental health, science, technology, environmental conservation, water security and land management.
The program aims to develop a globally relevant blueprint for fire and disaster resilience. It will accelerate innovation and lead to the development of new approaches to mitigate wildfires and other disasters.
Collaboration brings the best minds and resources together to create change. We are proud of the relationships we have developed to bolster Minderoo Foundation Fire Fund’s efforts, including Team Rubicon Australia, BlazeAid, BackTrack, WA Fencing Farmers, Salvation Army, Conservation International, and state and federal governments.