Gift of Music is an initiative of Rural Aid, a not-for-profit organisation helping disadvantaged children in rural
Rural Aid was founded in 2015 to provide a holistic support program to rural Australia. The starting point for the charity was the success of the Buy a Bale campaign, which Australians have generously donated to allowing the distribution of fodder, hampers and more. In 2018 Rural Aid embarked on the development of a specialised counselling program, 100% fully funded to support rural communities.
Weather events such as drought, fires and cyclones mean that there is even more call for our services. We have a number of programs designed with rebuilding and repairing in mind. These include the Farm Rescue and Farm Army programs seeing thousands of volunteers give their time to support rural communities, the Gift of Music bringing the joy of music to the bush and counsellors helping reduce stress, domestic violence, and suicide in rural communities.
FARMERS – REGISTER FOR FODDER, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND MORE
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP OUR FARMERS
- Donate to purchase fodder, water or a general donation
- Register to have a donation barrel in your workplace
- Schools, have a Gold Coin Day fundraiser
- Volunteer with one of our Aussie farmers to help them recover
- Host a fundraiser
- Parma for a Farmer
- Volunteer – Join our Farm Army or Join a Farm Rescue.
Anxiety has been a constant companion for many rural communities during these challenging times of COVID19. Our entire team is experiencing an increased number of requests for assistance and support, coming from different parts of Australia. Rural Aid’s Counsellors are working tirelessly to support as many farmers and families as possible through this turbulent period.
Donate now to support the work of Rural Aid
See how our volunteers are changing lives. Nominate your town for our 2020 campaign
Rural Aid’s 2018-2019 Annual Report
Read how Rural Aid went from a charity distributing just over $2 million to over $31 million in assistance for farmers and their communities in 12 months. Read how all this assistance was made possible by our generous corporate sponsors and thousands of individual supporters who continue to contribute financial support enabling Rural Aid to quickly deliver a hand-up where it is most needed.
We have a new Board. Read about the Board’s development and implementation of robust governance practices, including our three-year strategic plan which provides a framework that Rural Aid can continue to build upon to ensure the charity continuously evolves and adapts to remain a sustainable service in the rural sector.
It’s all here and more in the 2018-2019 Annual Report