The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) Community Futures Grant Program encourages and champions rural youth leadership through the provision of up to $25,000 to fund community projects that address a need or issue in your town. They fund projects in rural and regional NSW that will result in enhanced social and economic outcomes for the wider community.
What types of projects are eligible?
The RASF will consider ideas that deliver strong community benefits and result in enhanced economic and social outcomes. 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, well-connected with other local leaders and have a good understanding of the 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 something that enables 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.
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 program manager by phone on (02) 9704 1232 or by email email@example.com.
To apply for this grant go to Young Farming Champions Program
Applications close 5pm, 8 December 2014.