RAS Foundation Community Futures Grant
The Royal Agricultural Society Foundation (RASF) is offering opportunities for community-minded people to be awarded up to $25,000 in funding for community projects in their local area.
Previously funding has gone to projects including air-conditioning in the local hall to portable yard panels for the showground or a pop-up gazebo, satisfying community needs and benefiting many.
Taking part is easy:
- Identify a need in your rural NSW community
- Partner with a local community organisation
- Create a project plan for your initiative
To be eligible, applicants must also be a resident of the rural NSW community the project will benefit.
The RASF invites ideas that deliver strong community benefits and result in enhanced economic and social outcomes for your community. Projects that involve collaboration between people in your town and deliver sustained and broad community benefits will be highly regarded. Applicants will be passionate about rural and regional NSW and have a good understanding of any issues affecting their community.
Infrastructure for local showgrounds and Show Societies are eligible. The improvements must demonstrate that they go beyond benefiting just the local Show Society in running the local Show. They must enable broader use by other community groups to run on-going projects or programs.
A Community Partner can be any local agency or group that delivers a service, provides a benefit or whose purpose is charitable in nature. For example, educational organisations, your local Show Society or service club (Rotary, The Lions Club, Apex etc).