Dick Smith donates $1 million to Rotary to alleviate suffering

On 7 December Dick Smith announced his donation to help Australians in need. The funds will be distributed through a specific Rotary program which will provide support for individuals suffering hardship.  Rotary Clubs will identify those needing support and will match with a 50/50 grant.

The donation will be administered by the Rotary Australian Benevolent Society  and it will be available from February 2017.

Pictured – RAWCS President Michael Perkins with Dick and Pip Smith

Enquiries   email [email protected]

Download press release 7 Dec 2016

New Zealand Earthquake Appeal- Donations tax deductible.


To  assist with overcoming hardship experienced by local citizens of New Zealand in earthquake affected areas.  An Australian Rotary National  Disaster Appeal- tax deductible,

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