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2021 COVID-19 Emergency Relief Assistance Program(Greater Sydney Area and Melbourne Only)

2021 COVID-19 Emergency Relief Assistance Program(Greater Sydney Area and Melbourne Only)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic around Greater Sydney(including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour) and Melbourne, Tzu Chi Foundation Australia has established the second COVID-19 Emergency Relief Assistance to help those who are not eligible for any government assistance at the time of applying. This is a one-off financial support for individuals and households, that offering a payment of $500 per individual. And for household, $500 for first person, then $100 for each additional member to a maximum total of $1000. The application time is from 31 July to 30 Sep 2021 or the fund budget is reached, whichever comes first. Tzu Chi Foundation Australia has the absolute discretion to make amendments on application criteria and program termination.

The donation made by this emergency relief program are all from our members. With love and compassion, we will get through this together.


Eligibility for Consideration (Must fulfill all of the following criteria)
·        Non-Australian citizens or Non-Permanent Residents

·        Valid Working Visa or Working Holiday Visa holders ONLY

·        Loss of employment due to COVID-19 pandemic

· Live in Greater Sydney Area or Melbourne

Required Supporting Documents
Valid Passport
Valid Visa
Lay-off Letter/Document Due to COVID-19(Greater Sydney : After 26 Jun 2021, Melbourne :After 5 Aug 2021 )
Copy of all your last three months electronic bank statements prior to your application. (The statement must indicate the applicant’s name, and also include income and expense of your daily life)

Proof of residence

How To Apply
Greater Sydney : Please click the
link here to fill out the application form online and upload your support documents.

Melbourne : Please click the link here to fill out the application form online and upload your support documents.


Once your application is submitted, please allow 5-10 working days for processing. Should the application be successful, we will request for your bank account details for online deposit of the aid payment.

If you are unable to use the link above, please do not hesitate to contact us via Email.
Sydney:
covid19syd@tzuchi.org.au

Melbourne: tcmel.covid19@gmail.com


**Please Note: Tzu Chi Australia may close the link temporarily due to high volume of applications. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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We are endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as deductible gift recipients (DGR). As such, donations of $2 and above to charity works within Australia are tax deductible. There are 5 ways to make donations:
  1. In person, at any of the 5 addresses listed in the Contact Us section: cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard.
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