What is Big Dry Friday?
Big Dry Friday is a day to recognise the importance of rural and regional Australia, to connect city and country and to provide support where it's needed most.
The concept is simple…. On a Friday, once a year, city people forgo (or match) what they might spend on a nice lunch or drinks and donate it to the cause.
The aim is to create long-term benefits by supporting charities focused on education, mental wellbeing, healthcare and those suffering financial hardship through natural disasters.
Over the past six years we have raised more than $6.2 million with the help of supportive businesses and their staff and clients across Australia and distributed these funds to our major beneficiaries and a number of smaller regional charities.
Rural Aid is Australia’s most trusted rural charity. It provides critical support to farmers affected by natural disaster through wellbeing and fodder assistance.
Schools Plus exists to help close the education gap caused by disadvantage. They work with teachers and schools in disadvantaged areas to empower them with funding, coaching and resources.
Outback Futures is committed to long-term, intergenerational change in mental health and wellbeing outcomes for our outback children, families and communities.
The RFDS is a national, charitable, health organisation delivering primary healthcare and 24-hour emergency services for those that live in rural and remote Australia.