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Royal Agricultural Society (NSW) Foundation

RASF Community Futures Grant Round 2019

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What is the RASF Community Futures Grant?

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is offering an opportunity for applicants to be awarded up to $25,000 in funding for a community project 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

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible applicants must be:

  • A resident of the rural NSW community the project will benefit.

 What types of projects are eligible?

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 benefit will be highly regarded. Applicants will be passionate about rural and regional NSW, and have a good understanding of 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, but rather enabling broader use by other community groups to run on-going projects or programs.

What projects are not eligible?

While the criteria for this program are broad, the RASF does not fund wages, consultant’s fees, one-off events, operational and administration costs, travel or accommodation.

What is a Community Partner?

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).


Closing Date for applications is midnight, February 10th 2019


Judging and selection

Applications will be judged on merit by a selection panel, including representatives from the RASF Board. The application/s judged to be the most considered, achievable and provide the greatest community benefit will be awarded up to $25,000. The selected projects must be implemented through the local community agency or group nominated by the entrant as their Community Partner. The successful applicant/s are announced at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on Sunday 14th April.  A representative of the organisation must be available to attend a presentation event at the Royal Easter Show between on this date.

Further information

If you have any enquiries about the eligibility of your project idea or about the RASF Community Futures Grant initiative, please contact the RAS Foundation by phone on (02) 9704 1232 or by email