The Australian Turf Club Foundation is calling for a fourth round of applications from registered charities and racing industry bodies for project-related grants of up to $200,000.
The ATC Foundation – established in 2018 – has already raised almost $1 million in donations to registered charities and racing participants across NSW, including communities around its racecourses, and areas affected by drought and bushfires.
ATC Foundation funds have been raised through the sale of merchandise including official Longines Golden Slipper pins, on-course fundraising and ATC Saddle Cloth auctions.
Funds were further boosted by a donation of $300,000 to the ATC Foundation by winning owner of 2020 The TAB Everest champion Classique Legend, Mo Boniface Ho, who pledged 5% of prizemoney.
The ATC Foundation was announced in October 2018 to oversee collections and programs for charitable organisations to enhance the Club’s support of racing in communities across Sydney and NSW.
Australian Turf Club Foundation Chairman, Phil Morley said applications for the latest round of grants would close on 30 April 2021 and grants would be awarded shortly after in May this year.
“The ATC Foundation has raised almost $1 million and we are again delighted to call on the racing industry and NSW communities with registered charities to make an application,” Mr Morley said.
“We are particularly proud of our record in distributing these funds to a range of charities as quickly as possible.”