This raffle has been one of RCBS' most successful projects over the years and allows the club to leverage some of the funds generated at the Ballarat (aka Trash and Trivia) market to enable small not for profit organisations to earn significant funds by the sale of raffle.
The Rotary Club of Ballarat South purchases major prizes which this year include Kia Cars and a voucher from Harvey Norman.
The club undertakes all licencing, printing and administration and tickets are issued to not for profit organisations, that sell the tickets and retain 80% of the sales price. The benefit to the organisations selling the tickets is that the prizes have considerable value, all licensing and organisation of the raffle is handled by the Rotary Club of Ballarat South and cars are available to be displayed at point of sale in Ballarat. This allows many smaller organisations to access a raffle in scope that may be beyond their resources to organise.
Any not for profit organisation may apply for tickets, although the club reserves the right reject an application or to limit the number of tickets issued to any one group.
Applications for tickets should be made in August each year as tickets are issued in September for sale by the end of January. Application information can be found here.
The raffle draw is usually held at the Ballarat market in February.
Organisations interested in participating in the Community Assistance Raffle should contact us in writing at:
Rotary Club of Ballarat South
PO Box 272
or email the raffle co-ordinator