David Ryan, from the Uralla Community Garden, is a previous winner of the Community Futures Grant. The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation is searchingfor motivated members of rural and regional NSW who want to improve their community through projects.
The charitable foundation encourages educational opportunities and helps build strong and sustainable rural and regional communities through a range of targeted grants and scholarships.
Funding of up to $25,000 per grant will be available through the Community Futures Grants Program, an initiative that seeks to encourage those in rural areas to lead projects that improve their local community.
The program has donated more than $500,000 to projects across NSW and will commit $90,000 in 2017.
Most funds were raised during the Sydney Royal Easter Show, with a large portion coming from the sold-out Ag Bag, the foundation’s Australian produce showbag.
“The RAS Foundation is still focused on promoting and supporting youth (aged under 35 years),” said RAS Foundation executive officer Kate Ross.“Several grants will be earmarked for young people, however, to benefit all communities, we have lifted the age limitation this year.
“Past projects have taken many different shapes but have always had one thing in common – they help create healthy community connections and have brought people together to plan, volunteer and work with one another.
“We’ve funded projects to address rural mental health through to ideas that foster community rejuvenation, so the RAS Foundation welcomes all types of applications.”
Submissions will be judged on several criteria including innovation, impact on the broader community and plans for implementation. Applicants must be in rural or regional NSW and identify an existing community organisation or group to partner with to deliver their project.
Projects funded in the past include a mobile agricultural workshop for students in Coonamble, a natural outdoor play space in Gulargambone, a community arts hub and street rejuvenation in Trundle, and construction of a multipurpose community building in Comboyne.
Applications close at midnight on January 15,2017 and the recipients will be announced at the 2017 Sydney Royal Show.
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