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District COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Mount Barker District Council has launched a district COVID-19 relief fund supported by Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and State Member for Kavel Dan Cregan.

The fund, seeded with a Council grant of $10,000 and personal donations from Rebekha Sharkie and Dan Cregan, will assist in providing relief to families, in the Mount Barker District Council area, suffering hardship as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fund is to be independently administered and audited by Rotary Australia World Community Service.

The Mount Barker Community Centre’s Community Pantry Scheme, which provides food relief, will be one of the initial beneficiaries of the fund as they have the operational capacity to assess and keep records of the suitability of applicants & organisations seeking access to available funds.

2020 District COVID-19 Relief Fund Committee Members:

  • Dan Cregan MP (Chair)
  • Rebekha Sharkie MP
  • Mayor Ann Ferguson
  • Tim Klar (Rotary District Governor)
  • Rod Cooper (Mount Barker Rotary Club representative)
  • Sean Hames (Mount Barker Community Centre representative)
  • Service Clubs & Organisations representatives (proposed $1,000 membership fee to support the fund)

Donations to the fund can be made at https://donations.rawcs.com.au/139-2019-20