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.
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
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, but rather enabling broader use by other community groups to run on-going projects or programs.
To be eligible, applicants must also be a resident of the rural NSW community the project will benefit.
Previously Funded Projects
As always, we strongly recommend you look at the previously funded projects to get an idea of the types of projects your organisation could apply for.
Previously funding has gone to projects including air-conditioning in local halls to portable yard panels for use at showgrounds or a pop-up gazebo, satisfying community needs and benefiting many.
We particularly like these projects funded by previous RAS Foundation Community Futures Grant rounds:
- The Big Red Bus – Port Macquarie
- Uralla Community Garden
- Narrandera Community Kitchen
- Stroud Heritage Growers & Artisans Market
- Animals on Bikes, Cumnock
- Fencing for the Future
Partner with Junee Show Society or Illabo Show Society
If your not-for-profit community group or sporting group is based, or operates, within Junee Shire, then contact either the Junee Show Society or the Illabo Show Society to discuss your project and to form a partnership.
Junee Show Society
0459 772 007
Illabo Show Society
0427 245 455
Apply for RAS Foundation Community Futures Grant 2021
Applications close on December 12, 2021.