Big Dry Friday 2022  

Big Dry Friday 2022

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.

​ Over the past four years we have raised more than $3.4 million with the help of Morgans clients, staff and business partners across Australia and distributed these funds to rural charities assisting with education, mental health and financial hardship.

This year we maintain our focus on creating long-term benefits for rural Australia. View our beneficiaries below.

Beneficiaries

In 2022, we will be supporting the following charities:

Schools Plus

Schools Plus

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 to implement initiatives that will help their students succeed. Up to half of all students in very remote areas are behind in key educational milestones for their age

Rural Aid

Rural Aid

Rural Aid is one of Australia's largest rural charities, providing financial assistance, water and counselling to farmers in need.

Outback Futures

Outback Futures

Outback Futures is a not-for-profit organisation committed to long-term, intergenerational change in mental health and wellbeing outcomes for our outback children, families and communities. Their mission is to nurture and empower the outback by renewing hope, building resilience and strengthening community.

Your donation is doubled

The Morgans Foundation has pledged to match all donations, dollar-for-dollar (capped at $250,000).

Donate securely online via the button below:

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Please note, you will be redirected to PayPal to make a secure payment to the Morgans Foundation – ABN 29 287 581 394. You will be emailed a tax receipt directly from PayPal within 24 hours.

Big Dry Friday – How it began

In 2018, Morgans launched its first 'Big Dry Friday' with the aim of creating awareness of the plight that many regional and rural Australians were facing at the hands of one of our most severe droughts.​ ​

The Morgans network – including clients, friends and business partners – were invited to donate an amount they would spend on a few Friday drinks, a meal, or a sporting match for example.​ ​ Donations reached $775,000 in 2018, with the help of the Morgans Foundation and the Morgans Institutional Desk, which donated its commission on the day.

A year later, in 2019 the situation remained even more devastating, compounded by further adverse weather conditions and bush fires in tinder dry areas.​ ​ The Morgans Foundation and The Goldburg Family Foundation matched dollar-for-dollar all funds raised (capped at $350,000) and the Morgans Institutional Team again donated its commission on the day, helping the 2019 campaign reach a total of $1.3 million.​ ​

In 2020, during a challenging year for many as COVID19 took hold, we marked BDF with a smaller event – Little Dry Friday. We raised more than $365,000 thanks to generous donations. All proceeds were donated to rural charity Rural Aid, which dispersed 100% of the funds via gift cards to farmers suffering financial hardship.

​ ​ In light of the drought easing in 2021, we changed our focus to creating long-term benefits for rural Australia – supporting education, mental health and wellbeing. We raised more than $1 million which was dispersed to six charities – Schools Plus, Rural Aid, Country Education Foundation, Outback Futures, RNA Foundation and Marcus Oldham.​ ​ This year we maintain our focus and will be raising funds for Schools Plus, Rural Aid and Outback Futures.​

Donate

Please note, you will be redirected to PayPal to make a secure payment to the Morgans Foundation – ABN 29 287 581 394. You will be emailed a tax receipt directly from PayPal within 24 hours.

Donate

More information

Speak with your Morgans adviser or nearest Morgans branch for more information. You can also find out more about the fantastic work the Morgans Foundation does here.

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