The Great Community Raffle

Seeking Expression of Interest from

Fundraising Clubs

Due to COVID restrictions the 2020 Great Community Raffle was postponed. 
We will look at viability of the raffle again in August/September 2021
Groups that participated in 2019 will be notified when details when the next Great Community Raffle details are finalised.
Please let us know about any change of contact details by emailing

The total raised in 2019 was $169,613.50

At a wonderful 10th anniversary celebration evening on 27 August, the winners of the Great Community Raffle were announced.
1st prize Nissan Qashai - Peter Smith
2nd prize $1000 Westfield voucher - Chelsea Fletcher
3rd prize $ 500 Westfield voucher - Mitchell Family
The winner of the car took proud ownership and celebrated alongside his wife, Nick Wakeling, MLA, State Member for Ferntree Gully, long-time raffle organiser Scott Embling from Ferntree Gully Motors and Dealer Principal Wayne Stevenson.
This is an amazing opportunity for clubs to raise funds for themselves with 100% of funds raised going back to their organisations thanks to the generosity this year of Ferntree Gully Nissan.

About the Great Community Raffle

The Great Community Raffle is an initiative of the Ferntree Gully Motor Group. The Principals at Ferntree Gully Nissan had built their business and reputation by offering a high level of customer service with a sound product, linked to a genuine sense of their community. They wanted to create a project that would enable local community groups to generate additional funds for their organisations.
The concept was to donate a new car as the first prize in a raffle, print raffle tickets and distribute the ticket books to interested Community groups within their area of business. Those Community groups would then have the opportunity to sell as many $2 raffle tickets as possible.
Because the Ferntree Gully Motor Group generously donates the prizes for the raffle, there is no cost to the participating Community groups.  Every dollar that the groups raise by selling raffle tickets, they keep.
To meet the legal obligations associated with running a raffle, Ferntree Gully Nissan needed to partner with an approved charitable organization. Ferntree Gully Nissan has been a long time sponsor of the Rotary Club of Emerald & District’s “Kids Fun Run with Thomas”, so our Rotary club was a natural and enthusiastic choice to partner with, to make the “Great Community Raffle” come to fruition.
Our Rotary club undertook to register the raffle and to take responsibility for the finances and ticket auditing to meet the necessary legal requirements associated with running this raffle.  Additionally the Rotary Club of Emerald & District undertook to offer tickets to Community groups within our area.
The 2019 Great Community Raffle was the 10th to be held, allowing 105 Community Groups to raise a grand total of $169,613.50.  Over the ten years a total of $1,557,823 has been paid out to the community!
This project sets the standard in demonstrating what can be achieved when independent groups work together to achieve their goals.