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DGR specific listing announced in the Federal Budget

17 Dec 2020

Sharing some remarkably good news, over twelve months ago, the RAS Foundation embarked on a journey to request deductible gift status (DGR) for all the work that we do and not just educational scholarships. Read more

Santa stopped by regional NSW

17 Dec 2020

Once again the RASF was able to make sure Santa Claus could visit regional NSW with a truck full of kitchen goods and toys worth $182,000. This year Santa focused on the Riverina, Illawarra, Central West, and South East NSW with 20 Show Societies receiving pallets of gifts for children and goods for Showground and Community Hall kitchens. Read more

Scholar's stories

17 Dec 2020

Students across Australia faced the challenges of COVID-19 like no other group, with institutions closing, students sent home and online learning becoming the norm. Read more

She wants to tell it like it is

17 Dec 2020

Burren Junction in north west NSW, with its population of 276, has long been famous for its Bore Bath but now the bath has some real competition from fourth-year Bachelor of Journalism and Arts student Alys Marshall. Read more

2021 RASF Nuffield Scholarship

2 Nov 2020

The first Nuffield Farming Scholarships were awarded in 1947 and forged a trail in the fields of seeds, wool and dairy farming. Read more

Grants to ensure the future of regional and rural communities

14 Oct 2020

With the support and generosity of our donors, the RAS Foundation champions and supports rural Australians as they rise to meet challenges and shape the future of country NSW. This is best achieved through the Community Futures Grants program, delivering funding of up to $25,000 for projects managed by community members.  Read more

In vino veritas… in wine there is truth

14 Oct 2020

Awarded each year courtesy of a generous donation from the RAS Wine Committee, the Sydney Royal Wine Study Scholarship and the Sydney Royal Wine Professional Development Scholarship are both contributing to a full-bodied and robust local wine industry. Read more

Impact of COVID-19 hits rural scholars

14 Oct 2020

Often forgotten during this pandemic are those pursuing their goals via further studies – university and VET students from rural and regional NSW, the scholars who leave the farm behind and take up residency in one of our institutions of higher education. Read more
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