Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Charities in western Queensland to get helping hand over Christmas

16 December 2015 –

The Queensland Government is giving charities in drought-hit areas of Queensland $50,000 to help those in need this Christmas.

A record 86.11 per cent of Queensland is in drought at the moment. As part of the State Government’s drought relief scheme Anglicare and Lifeline will receive $25,000 each. These funds will be made available to people affected by the dry to provide food and fuel vouchers, help with electricity bills, car registration, medical, or telephone expenses.

Around Christmas family budgets can be pretty stretched. These grants won’t fix the drought but they can help cover some of those extra costs around Christmas.