The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is giving rural and regional NSW community organisations the chance to win a kitchen.
The kitchen, which is used at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for cooking demonstrations in the Fresh Food Dome, includes all of the cabinetry, cook tops, sink and oven. View an illustration of what the kitchen may look like here
. The RAS Foundation will donate this kitchen, with a retail value of $30,000, to a rural or regional NSW community organisation.
The RAS Foundation invites rural and regional community organisations to apply and tell us how their community would benefit from a new kitchen. The successful applicant needs to demonstrate how a new kitchen will benefit their local community.
Applications open annually in October and close in January.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Community Centres
- Welfare organisations
- Service Club e.g. CWA/Rotary
- Sporting clubs
- Show societies
Who is not eligible?
- Privately or company owned facilities
There are many community buildings or community facilities in rural and regional towns that could be transformed with a new kitchen, turning them into a more useable and functional facility for the whole community to use for a range of events and activities. It’s important to the RAS Foundation that the kitchen will benefit many in the community.
The successful applicant will need to meet the following requirements:
- The kitchen can only be installed into the agreed community owned / public building and cannot be for the benefit of an individual or company. The kitchen must be accessible to the wider community.
- The successful applicant will receive the kitchen in a flat pack form that comprises of cabinetry, cook top, stove and sink. No colours or materials preference can be requested. Please note: the illustrations are a guide only.
- The coordination, cost of freight from Sydney Showground to the recipient community will be the responsibility of the successful applicant. All installation costs are also the responsibility of the successful applicant.
- The flat packed kitchen should be removed from the Sydney Showground directly after the close of the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
- Installation of the kitchen needs to be completed by approximately 31 October, six months after the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
- The successful applicant will be required to attend a presentation event at the annual Sydney Royal Easter Show to accept the kitchen.
Judging and selection
Applications will be judged on merit by a panel of selectors, including representatives from the RASF Board. The application judged to be the most considered, meritorious and achievable will be awarded the kitchen. The selected projects must be implemented through the local community agency or group nominated in the application. The successful applicant is announced in approximately April each year.
If you have any queries about eligibility or any aspect of RASF Community Kitchen grant program, please contact the RAS Foundation on (02) 9704 1232 or email email@example.com