How We Do It
Grants are non-repayable funds disbursed by one party (grant makers), often a government department, corporation, foundation or trust, to a recipient, often (but not always) a nonprofit entity, educational institution, business or an individual. In order to receive a grant, some form of "Grant Writing" often referred to as either a proposal or an application is usually required.
Most grants are made to fund a specific project and require some level of compliance and reporting. The grant writing process involves an applicant submitting a proposal (or submission) to a potential funder, either on the applicant's own initiative or in response to a Request for Proposal from the funder. Grant makers require grant seekers to have some form of tax-exempt status, be a registered nonprofit organization or a local government.
Disaster relief is the monies or services made available to individuals and communities that have experienced losses due to disasters such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, drought, tornadoes, and riots. A disaster may also be defined in sociological terms as a major disruption of the social pattern of individuals and groups. Most countries have agencies that coordinate disaster relief and planning. Many have statutes that define appropriate procedures for disaster declarations and emergency orders. Such statutes also empower relief agencies to utilise local resources, commandeer private property, and arrange for temporary housing during an emergency.
Accommodation vouchers are donated to Non-Profit Organisations (NPO) of which approximately 500 vouchers were issued during this financial year. Requests are received via the online application process, whereby the request is reviewed and then clarified to see if the organisation falls within the
focus areas and fits the necessary requirements.
Non-Profit Organisations are reviewed by the committee and then a decision is made whether the organisations meet the necessary
criteria to be assisted with complimentary accommodation. We then select our chosen organisations which we support on a regular
basis by requesting from hotels complimentary or discounted accommodation on their behalf.