Benevolence and

A history of helping those in need

In our organisation’s early years, when there were no social security payments, benevolent institutions like RFBI provided a vital service. In the 141 years since, we have provided help to many thousands of people. Today our purpose continues as a support for those who need a little extra help.

How we help today

We provide assistance in a variety of ways, from research grants, donations to organisations for specific equipment and to individuals in the form of regular annuities to assist with living expenses.

Recent examples of help include special grants to children with disabilities, whose families are in financial difficulty. We provide wheelchairs and other essential equipment to make the children’s lives more rewarding and ease the strain on their families.

Every request for assistance is considered on its own merits. If you, or someone you know, needs some help, please contact our office on 1800 181 959 to discuss how we may be able to help.


You can also help us support others by making a donation to RFBI using any of the following methods:

  • Donate securely online today at online donation portal
  • Cheque or money order — please download our donation form here and send it to RFBI PO Box or
  • Direct deposit to our Gift Account

          RFBI Gift Account
          BSB: 082 080       Account Number: 863 419 202
          REFERENCE: Please enter your full name

Upon making a direct deposit, please download our donation form here and email a copy to admin@rfbi.com.au.

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