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Alliance for sports recovery
The disaster

The bushfires have devastated communities

Australians around the country are now facing the devastating impacts from one of the worst bushfire seasons ever. Every aspect of life has been affected by the fires, with the rebuilding and healing process expected to take many years. Sport, which is at the heart of our great communities, has not been spared. Countless athletes and sporting clubs are now faced with the task of replacing vital sporting facilities and equipment. In response to this the Australian Olympic Committee, Paralympics Australia, Commonwealth Games Australia and the Australian Sports Foundation have rallied together to support our communities in need by forming an alliance to raise funds and provide practical and financial support to help affected communities in their recovery.

The recovery

Communities that play together heal together

Sport has numerous health benefits, both mental and physical, for individuals and communities. These benefits are crucial in challenging times as they help our communities restore a sense of normality after the damaging effects of the fires.

Disaster research has shown that communities that come together after a natural disaster heal and recover faster.

Sport enables everyone to participate. Whether as a player, coach, volunteer or spectator nothing brings a community together quite like sport.

With your support we can help Australian sporting communities recover.

Your impact

Getting funds to those that need it most

Grassroots sports clubs play a vital role in bringing communities together. They now need your help to replace lost or damaged equipment.

Your donation will directly support bushfire affected sports clubs to get back on their feet.

It will be a lengthy process to truly understand the total impact from these bushfires, and the Australian Sports Foundation along with the Australian Olympic Committee, Commonwealth Games Australia and Paralympics Australia are committed to assisting the sporting community to raise and distribute much needed funds to aid the rebuilding process.

To complement the Fund, the ‘Recovery through Sport’ initiative will include Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games athletes heading out to bushfire affected communities through various events and programs to help rebuild community spirit.

In need of help?

If your club has been affected, register below
and we will let you know when funds are available

The Australian Sports foundation

The Australian Sports Foundation is Australia’s leading nonprofit sports fundraising organisation and charity.

Sport is at the heart of every community which is why we have helped thousands of sporting clubs, organisations and athletes across Australia with funding. In the last 30 years we have distributed hundreds of millions of dollars to Aussie sports clubs to help develop an inclusive and active sporting nation, strengthening local communities.

We are committed to an inclusive Australia where everyone can play.