NSW Waratahs Charity Program


In 2017, the NSW Waratahs charity strategy will be restructured. NSW Waratahs will move away from the ‘match day only’ charity concept and start to build legitimate relationships with two official charity partners. Successful partners will receive a range of benefits including player support, money-can’t-buy experiences and game day and community event activations, specifically designed to help support their work, whether it be in raising funds, boosting awareness or promoting key events. Although only a one year commitment, we hope to retain our charity partners for further years upon review.

Waratahs Rugby Charity Partner Criteria

Applications for charity partners will be reviewed against five criteria, with preference given to those applicants who successfully demonstrate they meet at least three of five criteria below:

  1. Strong links to New South Wales
  2. A focus on health and well-being
  3. Areas that benefit schools and/or junior rugby clubs
  4. Player alignment / affiliation
  5. Capability to promote and activate

Before applying, please read our Charity Partner Policy document for more information around the criteria, eligibility and due dates.

NSW Waratahs Partner Charity Consideration Form

Charity BALLOT

As a not-for-profit organisation, NSW Rugby have a longstanding tradition of supporting the work of charities from across the community. Every season NSW Rugby receive requests for from varying charitable causes. As a result, we regret that we are often unable to assist everyone with the large volume of requests we receive.

This season we have decided to introduce a monthly draw system to give all requests a fair and equal opportunity of receiving a charity donation and to show our support for the many good and worthy causes that come our way. The ballot will run each month in season from February – July with an off-season draw in October. Possible donations include a NSW Waratahs signed jersey, NSW Waratahs game day tickets, and NSW Waratahs merchandise packs.

Applications to qualify for the draw must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Only 1 application per month
  • Only requests from within the NSW Rugby region will be eligible
  • All charity requests must be accompanied by a registered charity number
  • All requests must fill out an official request form
  • All applications to be received at least one month before your event

Download Charity Ballot Request Form

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The draw will take place on the last working day of every month and if you are successful you will be notified that day via phone or email. Should you not be contacted please assume your application has been unsuccessful. Due to the high number of requests we apologise that we cannot get back to everyone.

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