RWNZ have also been fundraising through the sale of aftersocks™ to help people affected by the earthquakes. 360 pairs of aftersocks™ have been
sold in four weeks, and the total sales and donations have exceeded $12,000.
To buy a pair of aftersocks™ and support your community, go to the RWNZ Shop.
The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of New South Wales (NSW) have also generously donated $50,000 to the fund.
"For many women, children and families affected by the earthquake it will be a difficult Christmas. CWA of NSW members recently demonstrated concern for
the welfare of these families and are truly hoping to spread a little joy through their donation of $50,000, says Annette Turner State President of
CWA of NSW.
“The Country Women's Association of NSW and RWNZ share a long and proud history. In April 2017 the Associated Country Women of the World will be holding
the South Pacific Triennial conference in NZ of which many CWA of NSW members will be attending as well."
The RWNZ Adverse Events and Relief Fund grants can be applied for from today. The fund is available to individuals, communities and groups to apply for,
with a particular emphasis on rural women and children. Click here for the application information.
All requests for funding will be reviewed by the committee: RWNZ Board member, Margaret Pittaway Region 1, Sharron Davie-Martin, Trustee of the Rural Support
Trust, Region 2 and Area Leadership Councillor, Melva Robb Region 3. The ex-officio are National President Fiona Gower and National Finance Chair,
Many thanks to former Prime Minister John Key who modelled the socks at a Federated Farmers event in Waikato in early December, with thanks also to RWNZ Board Member Janet Williams (pictured). Photo credit: Barbara Kuriger.
Donate to RWNZ's Adverse Events Relief Fund
The funds are used for emergency purposes and will also be available to support people in coming months. To donate to the fund please deposit money
RWNZ Bank Account: 06 0501-0778590-00 ref. earthquake. To access the fund contact us.
To access funds or grants see information below:
RWNZ Adverse Events and Relief Fund
To provide financial assistance to persons or groups where there is an identified urgent need
due the recent earthquakes.
Grants may be awarded as follows:
To assist families in time of natural disaster.
Click here to download the application information
To assist the elderly, the young or any family or person for their particular need.
To assist community groups and organisations in need.
RWNZ Community Fund A fund to provide help to persons or groups . To assist families in time of nature disaster, to assist the elderly, the young or any family or person for their particular need.
Eligibility criteria: Applications by RWNZ members
only, but may be made on behalf of another person or group. Applications Considered: At each RWNZ Council meeting. In matters of urgency the President and Finance Chair in consultation may make an immediate grant. Value: Up to $1,000 per grant.
Click here for full criteria
and application details.
Scotlands Te Kiteroa Charitable Grant
Grants are primarily directed towards individuals, groups and organisations in country areas and rural towns. Grants are made for projects and activities
in the following categories: children, care, elderly, community, conservation, counselling, education, up to a maximum grant of $1,500. Applications
close: 18 December. Value: $1,500. Click here for application form.