Established in 2009, the Charity Brunch is an annual fundraiser held during the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Traditionally a ladies-only event, funds raised at the Brunch (to a maximum of $20,000) go toward a carefully chosen grass roots project in country NSW that will have a positive social and economic impact on the broader community around it.
The vision of the Charity Brunch is to create holistically healthy regional communities so that NSW’s agriculture industry can thrive.
The mission of the Charity Brunch is to support rural communities with infrastructure to better the overall emotional, health and general well-being needs of the community.
To date, the Charity Brunch has raised over $189,600, with proceeds going to support communities in Baradine, Inverell, Young, Bobadah, Condobolin, Binalong, Kempsey and Armidale with a variety of infrastructure and education needs.
To be eligible for funding, projects must:
- Align with the vision and mission of the Charity Brunch
- Be for initiatives or infrastructure that provide on-going benefit to the wider community
- Make a positive difference to social and/or community welfare, or assist in economic, environmental, health, education or cultural development.
- Be located in rural, regional and remote NSW (aligning with RAS Membership zones)
Preference will be given to applications that address one or more crucial area identified by the Charity Brunch Committee:
A way in which a region or community comes together and holds itself accountable for implementing its own cradle-to-career vision, and organises itself to identify what gets results for children; improves and builds upon those efforts over time, and invests the community’s resources differently to increase impact.
A project that will promote healthy coping in families, assist families to be resilient in the face of change, and able to adapt in the face of crises.
Projects that demonstrate a multi-faceted partnership, wide community support and involvement of a range of community groups/representatives.
Youth and Education
Projects that enrich the limited curricula that rural schools can offer.
Projects that support and educate the benefits of primary production for the local community.
Health and Wellbeing
Projects that establish positive health, social behaviours and outcomes for the benefit of the local community.
Applications will only be considered from independent organisations, funding will not be provided to an individual. Your organisation may be considered ineligible if you have previously been a recipient of funds from the Charity Brunch Committee or received a grant/benefit from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation. This grant will not consider projects commercial in nature, operating costs, overheads or salary costs.
The Charity Brunch Committee seeks projects that can articulate an emotive reason for their importance to their country NSW area and how great the impact will be. Projects need to have a broad reach within their community and preference is for ‘place’ based projects rather than regional or state based initiatives.
Charity Brunch Rural Grant Applications will close at 5:00pm on Friday 27 October 2017.
Judging and selection
The Charity Brunch Committee will judge charity Brunch Rural Grant Applications on merit. The Committee is made up of spouses of Council of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW.
The Charity Brunch Rural Grant Application thought to be the most considered, achievable and which provides the greatest community benefit will be awarded up to $20,000 following the Charity Brunch held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on Wednesday 28 March 2018. The successful applicant will be contacted no later than 17 November 2017.