Whether they are in detention or are living in the community, refugees and asylum seekers currently receive only basic support, and even this is being taken away. The basic living allowance, casework support, and access to torture and trauma counseling provided by the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) program has been cut back by the Australian Government. Since March and COVID-19 many of those living in the community have lost their casual and part-time jobs. Anyone on a Temporary Visa is not entitled to JobSeeker.
With the support of Australians like you, we are able to provide vital assistance to people when they need it most. These donations help people when they are at their lowest ebb – whether it be providing food or assisting with education costs. You may also consider channelling your generosity by becoming a monthly donor to ensure people living with refugee status, can always access the assistance they need.
By choosing to donate to refugees in Australia, you can help us provide vital support to refugees, asylum seekers and their families for whom basic essentials like housing are hard to come by. Your donation will make a huge difference to the future of refugees, and by helping people feel connected, you are also helping them become part of Australia.
In the 2019 – 2020 financial year BMRSG provided a total of $200,000 in donations to refugees and people seeking asylum. Main categories of support were:
Without access to social security payments and denied a chance to work, many refugees and asylum seekers rely wholly on the generosity of others. Your donation can make all the difference.
Direct credit to or deposit into our bank account:
Account name – Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group
BSB – 062 559
Account Number – 1041 4741
Please include your name and send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
advising of the donation so that we can issue you with a receipt. If you require a written receipt include your mailing address.
The Treasurer, BMRSG Inc
PO Box 201, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782
A regular donor means
Your donations are important and they support the projects that help people who have been forced to flee their homes. It’s your contribution that will ensure the survival and health of some of the most vulnerable men, women and children: a young couple about to give birth; a mother of five who doesn’t speak English waiting for a decision on her protection claim; and a family rebuilding their lives through carpentry.
If you donate $2, you can claim a tax deduction for the donation. You can learn more here.
Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group Inc.
ABN to 99 296 621 082