Asylum Seeker Project
Bridge’s financial support gives people, including children, rental support (currently $80/week/person) when needed to prevent homelessness. Living allowances ($75/week/person) are provided to meet essentials of food, clothing and pharmaceuticals. The allowances also enable transport and phone access, which in turn enables contact with the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA), legal representatives and caseworkers as well as the ability to seek employment. Bridge clients are on valid visas and receive no other financial support. All are waiting for those applications to be processed – this can take many months, if not years. Before receiving our funding, their financial situation will have been reviewed to show insufficient funds to survive. Using the services of reputable migration lawyers, all will have applied for protection from Australia or be in the process of doing so. Bridge clients all have one thing in common. They have fled from countries where their government supported persecution – for political, religious, ethnic, gender, sexual-orientation, and other reasons. Many have experienced torture and have been imprisoned or threatened with imprisonment for non-criminal reasons.
2021 GRANT APPLICATIONSThe Tucker Foundation will be accepting grant applications from eligible organisations from Monday 21st June to Friday 20th August 2021. The application form will be available on this website during this time.
Applicants will be notified of their outcome in late 2021