Aussie Farmers Foundation is proud to announce they will be funding these amazing projects as part of the 2016 granting program:

FORKS – Food Origin Raising Knowledge in Schools (Western Australia)

The WA Centre for Rural Health will partner with local schools to teach kids the importance of healthy eating and give them an appreciation of where their food comes from. Children at Mount Magnet District High School and Bluff Point Primary School will be involved in activities including growing fruit and vegetables, making heathy recipes and nutrition planning. Developing healthy food habits at a young age can establish lifelong positive habits.

Project Platypus – Financing Your Farm (Victoria)

Farmers in the Upper Wimmera Catchment area of Victoria have had a tough time with recent drought conditions and the general isolation from support services. This project will deliver a workshop for farmers – giving them the opportunity to hear from experts in farm business and finance so that they have the skills required to manage their farm business and improve resilience into the future.

Get Set – Enhancing Wellbeing among Rural Women (NSW)

This project aims to help rural women to thrive in their communities. A series of workshops will be provided across rural communities in NSW. Topics will include mental health, economic wellbeing and internet/computer skills. “Get Set” will also celebrate rural women by having local female heroes speak at each workshop. The Foundation are delighted to be able to provide a grant to this project which will be delivered by Riverina Community College.

SAFE – (Queensland)

Townsville Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association will deliver a suicide prevention program for young people in their regional communities. At risk youth, aged 12 to 18, will be referred to the 10 week program that focuses on early intervention to fight suicide and suicidal behaviours. The program will cover self-care, resilience skills, healthy relationships and building per support networks.