Foundation of the Royal Agricultural Society offering grants | The young witness

The Royal Agricultural Society Foundation (RASF) helps regional communities bring their brilliant ideas to life.

RASF offers grants of up to $ 25,000 available through the RASF’s Community Futures Grants program.for projects that can provide long-term social or economic benefits to regional areas of New South Wales.

Open, Applicants must identify a need within the community and partner with a local community organization to be eligible, before creating a clear plan that describes how they intend to carry out the project.

Previous projects range from reconstructing exposure areas affected by bushfires to local education workshops and social programs that give back to the community.

RASF Director Cecilia Logan says she is proud that RASF can provide much needed support to regional and rural towns in New South Wales.

“The RASF Future of Communities Grant program was designed to help fund small, locally focused projects that are often overlooked when it comes to support programs,” Ms. Logan said. .

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

“I encourage those interested to visit our website (rasf.org.au), view the application process, and to throw their hats in the ring.”

In 2021, the Royal Agricultural Society Foundation (RASF) provided more than $ 101,000 in funding to six regional and rural communities in New South Wales affected by bushfires and drought as beneficiaries of its program. grants for the future of RASF communities.

Applications for the RASF Community Futures 2022 grant program close on Friday, December 31, 2021.

RASF urges interested individuals and communities to visit rasf.org.au to learn more and to apply.

For more information, including high resolution images, please contact: 0434 579 906 or email: [email protected]

Amalia H. Mercado