Fundraising in the bag
Posted on : 22 March 2019
A sell-out success every year following its launch at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in
2014, the Ag Bag is the bag that gives back. Every cent raised by the sale of the Ag Bag goes directly to the RAS Foundation Community Futures Grant program.
Celebrating Australian produce, the Ag Bag is jam-packed with product donations from generous supporters including SunRice, Carman's Kitchen, Saxby's and Kurrajong Kitchen. With more than 64,000 items packed into 3,600 Ag Bags onsite at Sydney Showground by volunteers and RAS staff, the bag serves as a brilliant reminder of what we can achieve when we come together for a great cause. Donating organisations see it as a terrific way to celebrate Australian agriculture and farming whilst helping generate funds for rural community projects. Participants appreciate the exposure of their brand and product and the opportunity to support a grass-roots initiative.
The RAS Foundation Community Futures Grant program encourages and champions rural leadership by providing each successful grant applicant up to $25,000 to fund a community project that addresses a need or issue in their local community. Each project results in enhanced social and economic outcomes for the wider community and have included new fencing for Kyogle Showground, a mobile outreach service
for the Port Macquarie region, rejuvenation of Trundle main street, a farmbot for Dungog High School and a community garden in Uralla.
The continued support for the Ag Bag allows the RAS Foundation to assist with
funding for these community projects and encourages collaboration and
community-thinking amongst residents of rural NSW.
The Ag Bag stand at the 2019 Sydney Royal Easter Show is in the Home &
Lifestyle Pavilion, opposite the CWA Tea Room.
The Ag Bags are available for $20 each until sold out.