How we raise funds

Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund is open for donations all year round, however, specific public appeals will be launched during or shortly after emergency events if there is authoritative evidence that demonstrates grant funding should be released.

The appeal can be launched by the fund’s president, deputy president, or secretary.

When an appeal is launched by the fund, the banking procedures will be immediately activated to provide electronic funds transfer capabilities and the appeal will be promoted publicly in the media.

To ensure it is prepared for emergencies and can distribute funds quickly, GERF endeavours to carry significant financial reserves.

The GERF committee of management is charged with the responsibility of providing emergency funds and the final decision on distribution of funds.