Royal Agricultural Society Foundation offering grants

GRANTS OPENED: Royal Agricultural Society Foundation is offering grants for showgrounds like this one in Grenfell. Photo: FILE.
GRANTS OPENED: Royal Agricultural Society Foundation is offering grants for showgrounds like this one in Grenfell. Photo: FILE.

The Royal Agricultural Society Foundation (RASF) is helping regional communities bring their bright ideas to life.

The RASF is offering grants of up to $25,000 available through the RASF Community Futures Grant programfor projects that can provide long-term social or economic benefits to regional areas in NSW.

Now open, applicants must identify a need within the community and partner with a local community organisation to be eligible, before creating a clear plan that outlines how they intend to complete the project.

Previous projects range from rebuilding areas of showgrounds impacted by bushfires to local education workshops and social programs that give back to the community.

RASF Manager Cecilia Logan says she is proud the RASF can provide much-needed support to regional and rural towns in NSW.

"The RASF Community Futures Grant program was designed to help fund small and locally-focused projects that are often overlooked when it comes to support packages," Mrs Logan said.

"Funded by the sale of our Ag Bag at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, the RASF has been supporting regional projects for over 14 years and our grants have helped bring countless ideas to life - from air-conditioning in a local community hall to building a community garden, no project is too big or small.

"I encourage those interested to visit our website (rasf.org.au), have a look at the application process and throw their hat in the ring."

In 2021 the Royal Agricultural Society Foundation (RASF) provided over $101,000 worth of funding to six regional and rural NSW communities affected by bushfire and drought as the recipients of its RASF Community Futures Grant Program.

Application for the 2022 RASF Community Futures Grant Program close Friday, 31st December 2021.

The RASF urges interested individuals and communities to visit rasf.org.au to find out more and apply.

For further information, including high resolution images, please contact: 0434 579 906 or email: ndalby@rasnsw.com.au.

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