What we do
1. Food, money or services for individuals in need. 2. Reassurance following release from anxiety or distress. 3. Prevention of poverty
Farmers are optimists and adaptive. Whether it’s a drought or a downpour during harvest, responding to a crop pest infestation, or a sudden loss of livestock, it doesn’t matter.
Then there’s the changing landscape of farming, succession planning, the high cost of technological infrastructure required to meet the demand for economies of scale, and the market risks when critical items, like fertiliser costs and diesel go through the roof, while market prices crash.
But not all farmers have the resources nor financial resilience to manage simultaneous or long-term events like the ones seen in recent years: drought followed by bushfire followed by a pandemic.
The RBS Relief Fund aims to provide practical and immediate relief to primary producers, foresters, fishers and small related agricultural enterprises in distress and at risk of poverty, financial distress, or emotional hardship due to adverse events or natural disasters beyond their control.
Launched in June 2022, the RBS Relief Fund has three priorities:
Rural Business Support invites you to join us as a Founding Donor of the Relief Fund.
RBS is an independent charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) and has deductible gift recipient (DGR) status, which means that donations over $2 are tax-deductible.
We have the reach, relationships, networks and know-how to ensure that relief is provided when and where it is needed as we work towards sustainable and resilient rural communities together.
RBS Chief Executive Officer Brett Smith, or Mon Saunders, Communications & Philanthropy Manager are available on 1800 836 211, for a confidential chat about how you, and your organisation would like to support our rural communities through the Relief Fund.