The SEEDS OF CHANGE™ philosophy is that bringing wholesome food into every home is the key to changing the world for the better.
The SEEDS OF CHANGE™ brand drives this change through a community grant program that gives back to communities to help them move forward. The grant program launched on 17th June 2019 across 20 Ritchies IGA stores.
The program, gave customers the power to make change happen by placing a token in one of three jars on display in each store. Each jar will represent a community organisation that works to put food on Australian’s tables. After 4 week period the organisations with the most tokens in each store received a $1,000 grant.*
*Terms and conditions apply. Click here for details.
Participants means potential 2019 Seeds of Change Community Grant recipients as selected by the Promoter.
Promoter means Mars Australia Pty Ltd (ACN 008 454 313) trading as “Mars Food Australia” of 4 Corella Close, Berkeley Vale, NSW, 2261.
Promotion means the 2019 Seeds of Change Community Grant totalling $20,000 across all Participating Stores, and any associated public promotional activity conducted by or on behalf of the Promoter.
Promotional Period means from 12.01am AEST 17th June to 11.59pm AEST 14th July or while stocks of tokens.
Participating Stores means the following 20 selected IGA Ritchies stores: Taren Point (NSW), Spit Junction (NSW), Broadmeadow (NSW), North Ryde (NSW), Boonah (QLD), Kyogle (QLD), Daisy Hill (QLD), Ballina (QLD), Dromana (VIC), Balnarring (VIC), Rowville (VIC), Ringwood (VIC), East Bentleigh (VIC), Mt Waverley (VIC), Mt Eliza (VIC), Yarra Glen (VIC), Aspendale (VIC), Carrum Downs (VIC) and New Lambton (NSW)
Token(s) means the 2019 Seeds of Change Community Grant token(s) available to customers of Participating stores for the purpose of voting for a Participant.
1. Eligible participants may be asked to submit an application and/or any information or material requested by the Promoter as part of the selection process. Final selection of all Participants, and allocation to Participating Store, will be at the sole discretion of the Promoter. The Promoter reserves the right to request proof of identity and authority (which may be provided in the form of email or letter from the principal) in respect of any person holding themselves out as a representative of a Participant.
2. To be eligible to participate in the Promotion, Participants must:
a. be Australian registered charities;
b. have charitable fundraising accreditation (or an equivalent licence or regulatory approval) in the state(s) in which they are operating and provide the Promoter with proof of such accreditation for each state; and
c. be endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR).
3. Each Participating store will have four (4) jars on display throughout the Promotional Period. Three (3) jars will each represent one of the selected Participants for the Participating Store. Each jar will have a label identifying the Participant and a blurb based on the information provided by the Participant. The fourth jar will contain tokens.
4. Customers of the Participating stores are invited to place the token in one of the jars on display to support the Participant of their choice.
5. Throughout the Promotional Period and at the end of the Promotional Period the tokens in each jar will be counted. The number of tokens earned by a Participant will be counted in the Participating Store by 11.59pm AEST on Monday 22nd July 2019.
6. A total of $1,000 per Participating Store will be donated by the Promoter to the Participant with the most tokens in each respective Participating Store. The total funds donated across all Participating stores will be $20,000.
a. In the event of a tie between two Participants, each of those tied Participants will receive $500.
b. In the event of a tie between all three Participants, the $1,000 total will be split evenly with each Participant receiving $333.33.
7. Each Participant that will be receiving a grant will be notified of the outcome by email after the tokens have been counted at the end of the promotional period. Results on the recipients will also be displayed on the Promoters website. Funds will be transferred to the Participant’s nominated bank account on or before 31st August 2019, unless other arrangements are made between the Promoter and Participant for payment of the funds.
8. The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of the Participants and to disqualify any Participant who is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or who interferes with the review processes. Errors and omissions may be accepted at the Promoters discretion. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
9. If there is a dispute as to the identity of a Participant, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the identity of the Participant.
10. The use of any means to disrupt or interfere with the integrity of the voting system is strictly prohibited and may result in any Participant that the Promoter reasonably believes is involved to be disqualified from further participation or receiving any donation.
11. The Promoter reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the program.
12. The Promoters decisions in relation to all aspects of the Promotion are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
13. Tokens have no monetary value and cannot be redeemed for cash.
14. The Promoter is not responsible for any lost or stolen tokens, and tokens will not be replaced.
15. Sale, auction (including via online auction sites), transferring of token for money, used for advertising, promotion or other commercial purposes (including competitions and trade promotions) or to enhance the demand for other goods or services or otherwise is specifically prohibited. If a token is sold or used in breach of this condition, the Promoter, at its absolute discretion, may withdraw the tokens.
16. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from Participants receiving a grant. Any costs associated with participating in the Promotion, including any tax liability incurred by participation, is the responsibility of the Participant. Independent financial advice should be sought.
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FareShare rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and cooks free, nutritious meals for the most vulnerable people in our community including those experiencing homelessness, family violence and isolation.
Feed Victoria Appeal is a not-for-profit that fundraises through annual campaigns. All money raised goes to community food relief charities to supply ovens, freezers, cool rooms, transport and other vital infrastructure to help them store, cook and share meals to meet the growing demand for food relief.
Cultivating Community is a not for profit organisation working toward an equitable food system that sustains the health and diversity of our communities and our environment. Our passion for creating a better food future involves activities spanning food systems advocacy and support, urban agriculture, community food centres, school food gardens, food waste management and environmental education. Our mission is to work with diverse and low-income communities to create fair, secure and resilient food systems.