In pursuing our vision, "Flemington is a world leader in racing and event entertainment, guaranteeing and unrivalled experience” we are committed to making a positive contribution to the community.
The Club supports charities through donations, community partnerships, event/promotional support and our annual Melbourne Cup Carnival Pin & Win promotion. We work with charities that share our values and conduct programs that address needs relating to:
racing industry welfare
Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a children’s hospice and professional family support services. The Victoria Racing Club was proud to announce Very Special Kids as the new Pin & Win charity partner for 2019.
Living Legends is the post-career home of some of Australia’s most celebrated champion racehorses. Open to the public, Living Legends is set in the beautiful surrounds of Woodlands Historic Park. Living Legends relies on donations and sponsorships, and we’re proud to provide support by engaging horses from the Living Legends stable at many Flemington race days
The VRC is a proud long-time supporter of SecondBite, which provides fresh nutritious food for people in need. Since 2007, the VRC has supported SecondBite through surplus food donations.
During the 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival, SecondBite collected 2,760kg of food - the equivalent of 5,520 meals for those in need.
Since 2004, the National Jockeys’ Trust (NJT) has helped over 180 jockeys and their families to overcome financial hardship and cope when jockeys are injured or killed in action. VRC are proud to get behind this important industry charity through fundraising and event support.
The Big Umbrella (TBU) is a charity that with the help of volunteers and corporate participants redistributes rescued surplus food to create 400 meals a week shared on the street with the homeless and marginalised in Melbourne. Since its inception (TBU) has provided a massive 100,000 meals for those who need it most.
Whilst all charities are worthy of corporate support, the VRC recognises that it is best positioned to allocate its resources to charities that share its values and conduct programs that address needs relating to:
This charter was established to uphold the Club’s corporate values and provide a visible framework for the assessment of applications made to the VRC.
The VRC supports charitable organisations that can demonstrate alignment with our corporate values.
Racing industry welfare
All applications must be submitted by email on official letterhead to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each application will be assessed on its individual merit.
The VRC is unable to support:
Applicants must read and understand the VRC Charity Charter.
All applications must submitted in writing on official letterhead to email@example.com and adhere to the following requirements:
Very Special Kids has been appointed as the Pin & Win charity partner for 2020. Please refer to our Pin & Win page for information on this year's campaign.
To express interest in future Pin & Win partnership opportunities with the Victoria Racing Club, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.