The RiotACT has its roots firmly in the Canberra community, without whom we wouldn’t exist.
We are passionate about being involved in and supporting our Canberra community by assisting local charities and organisations. We support the following organisations and ask that you join us in supporting them in whatever way you can.
Brumbies Rugby & ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Union
The Brumbies have the most storied history of any Australian Super Rugby franchise. They have reached six finals and been crowned Champions on two occasions. Founded in 1996 the Brumbies reached their maiden final a year later. The Brumbies have the highest percentage of members per capita of any Super Rugby franchise.
The ACT has always proven to be a fertile breeding ground for future international stars and the Brumbies are immensely proud that almost half of the players who have represented the franchise have gone on to play for Australia. Local talent from Canberra and the surrounding region has been a hallmark of the club since its inception in 1996.
The RiotACT is proud and excited to support the work that the Brumbies are doing in the local community and the grass roots work with juniors across the ACT and Southern NSW. The RiotACT recently extended its connections with Canberra’s major sporting franchises and the regional community with the signing of a two-year sponsorship with Brumbies Rugby and ACT & Southern NSW Rugby Union.
The RiotACT will be on the sidelines cheering the Brumbies on to another finals appearance this season.
The Canberra Cavalry were founded in 2010-2011 and since then have proven to be a big success on and off the field, winning the Claxton Shield in their inaugural season, and pushing eventual champions Brisbane Bandits to the final game in the Championship series this year.
On the field, the Canberra Cavalry strive to promote a positive image to fans by displaying hard work, sportsmanship, and teamwork and these attributes are just as important to the Cavalry off the field. During the summer months and throughout the off-season, the Cavalry partner with local non-profit organisations that support the community, and are active at many Canberra events.
RiotACT and Canberra Cavalry share a common love of local community and sport, and recently signed a partnership.
REACH for Nepal
Local foundation REACH for Nepal aims to help the people of Nepal by aiding the rebuilding of rural areas of the small Himalayan country devastated by an earthquake in 2015. The not-for -profit foundation was formed in August 2015 to provide urgent practical and financial assistance to rural Nepalese communities which were affected by the region’s worst earthquake in 80 years.
Founded by Canberra trekking enthusiast and yoga teacher Lou Nulley and Nepalese-born Lachhu Thapa from The Hungry Buddha restaurant in Belconnen, the REACH for Nepal Foundation provides the opportunity for people to contribute in a real and practical way to deliver on the objectives of the REACH for Nepal foundation; to rebuild, educate and assist the children and rural communities, and overall, to give hope to Nepal.
RiotACT has thrown its weight behind the local organisation and aims to raise awareness and to be a mouthpiece for the charity.
Belconnen Arts Centre
Belconnen Arts Centre is a place to celebrate, undertake creative journeys, share stories and make memories. It presents a dynamic program across a range of arts practice, where the work of emerging and established artists are applauded. Opportunities and experiences are gently threaded together through the artists’ exploration of space, sense of place, belonging and their relationship to the world around them.