RAA is helping communities from the grassroots up

8 April, 2022

Applications are now open for RAA Grassroots Giving, a program which aims to help communities make a difference to South Australians.

The program is designed to support members, their communities and the causes they’re passionate about – right here in SA.

The first of two rounds this year is open to applicants until Friday, April 25.

You can apply online for funding of up to $5,000 (GST included).

Our key areas of focus include:

  • helping disadvantaged and/or vulnerable South Australians
  • supporting youth development
  • supporting and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and reconciliation activities
  • reducing inequality in the community
  • community safety
  • innovation
  • environmental sustainability.

Last year’s successful applicants who received $5000 included:

Bring Back the Butterflies – to support building native gardens and healthy habitats for native butterflies  

Plan_Pintyanthi – for the Closing the Gap Day Football carnival

TLC for Kids – for distraction boxes in hospitals, to keep kids busy while undergoing treatment

Barossa Wildlife Rescue – to provide wildlife carers training and ongoing support to the rescue

Another successful applicant was the Mary Potter Foundation, which received sponsorship for its annual Walk for Love event.

Foundation Development Manager Jess George said the funding provided a twofold benefit.

“Their support means that every dollar participants in the Walk fundraise, goes directly towards bringing compassionate care and loving support to the hundreds of patients and families in South Australia, who will turn to Mary Potter for palliative and end-of-life care in the months ahead,’’ she said.

“Additionally, RAA’s support means we can put on a Walk for Love experience that we know benefits families who are grieving the loss of a loved one. At a time when COVID-19 has kept many families a part, RAA is helping to bring people back together again.

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