The Business Council of Australia (BCA) and Equity Trustees, have together founded two Trusts to support recovery and building after a disaster. One is focused on assisting the families of any recognised emergency services volunteer in Australia who tragically loses their life through their volunteer work, and to support communities to rebuild.
Equity Trustees is supporting the establishment of these trusts pro bono in recognition of the unusual circumstances we currently face responding to the bushfires and their aftermath, and in acknowledgement that recovering from catastrophic natural disasters and emergencies is part of an increasing and ongoing challenge in Australia.
“Equity Trustees is pleased to be part of this initiative with governments of Australia and the Business Council of Australia,” said Chairman the Hon Jeff Kennett AC.
“Volunteers have been the unsung heroes of Australian life and will continue to be so in the future"
Read more about this initiative with the BCA