Applications for Assistance
The Mayor’s Relief Fund is accepting applications for financial assistance from eligible residents. Please complete the Fire-Event-Application-for-Financial-Assistance2.pdf and submit with supporting documents.
Information on how to donate to or apply for assistance from our Mayor's Relief Fund.
For those who would like to help, Council has set up the Mayor's Relief Fund for the 2019/20 Fire Season to assist Wollondilly residents who have been impacted by the ongoing fire event and to support local recovery.
Wollondilly Mayor Matthew Deeth would like to extend his heartfelt thoughts to the Wollondilly community after the beyond devastating fire event.
Mayor Deeth said, “We acknowledge that this will be a long fire season and we want to support those who need our help during these stressful times. Council is very grateful for the support so far and offers our thanks to these generous local businesses and associations”.
“There has been a significant amount of housing loss and damage and we want to recognise the incredible efforts of our RFS, NSW Fire and Rescue, NSW Police and other emergency services and volunteers who have been working tirelessly to defend our community”.
The first round of recovery grant funding through the Mayor's Relief Fund is now open.
Please download an application form: Fire-Event-Application-for-Financial-Assistance2.pdf
Council has set up a Mayor's Relief Fund for the 2019/20 Fire Season to assist Wollondilly residents who may be impacted by the ongoing fire situation and to support local recovery.
Donations can be made in person at the Administration Building, you local NAB Branch on online using the details below:
Account Name: WSC Mayor's Relief Fund
Account number: 35 933 0786
Donations over $2 are tax deductible and 100% of all funds go directly to affected residents and community members.
Council has had an overwhelming number of requests for where to donate items such as food, clothing and toys for fire affected residents and also food and water for our RFS and other emergency services.
The best way to help our impacted communities is to donate money to the Mayor's Relief Fund. Money gives people the choice to buy things they need and support local businesses that have also been impacted.
Council has opened a Recovery Centre at the administration building at 62-64 Menangle Street, Picton. We are only accepting brand new toys for children and gift cards to purchase food and clothing to give to families affected by the fire event.The Recovery Centre is open Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm and Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm.
Thank you for supporting our community and emergency services.
Council has received overwhelming offers of donations. The best way to help our impacted communities is to donate money to the Mayor's Relief Fund. Money gives people the choice to buy things they need and support local businesses that have also been impacted.
NSW Government agencies along with charity partners and local community organisations are helping to provide emergency shelter, food and water.
Please do not donate physical goods such as toys, furniture and clothes at this time. They are usually not needed and fill up community spaces, while taking volunteers away from other important tasks. If you have unwanted physical goods please consider selling them and donating the proceeds instead.
- The Salvation Army 13 72 58
- Vinnies 13 18 12
- The Red Cross 1800 733 276