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Aussie Farmers Foundation was formed in 2010 with a vision to help Australia’s rural and regional communities to thrive by supporting them during tough times. The Foundation was established by Aussie Farmers Direct as an extension of their commitment to support Australian farmers and their communities.

Thanks to the generosity of the Australian community,  Aussie Farmers Foundation has awarded more than $1.7million in grants to fund inspiring and vital projects, touching the lives of thousands of Australians in more than 200 rural and regional communities across Australia.

Find out more about the projects we’ve funded here.

In September 2019 the Aussie Farmers Foundation announced that it had become a Founding Partner of the Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund, a ground-breaking initiative administered by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). As such, we have begun the process of closing the foundation and transferring funds, more than $500,000, to FRRR’s Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund.

As a Founding Partner of the Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund, Aussie Farmers Foundation’s funds will contribute to a growing pool dedicated to providing relevant, accessible, and flexible support to rural communities to help them build resilience towards, and recover from, natural disasters. By increasing the available resources, and improving efficiencies, the Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund will achieve a more significant impact than the Aussie Farmers Foundation could make on its own.

Read our full announcement here

Read more about the Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund, including how you can support the fund, here

Our Structure

Aussie Farmers Foundation (ABN 17 670 441 940) is a Public Ancillary Fund, registered with the Australian Charities & Not for Profit Commission (ACNC) and endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR Item 2) and an Income Tax Exempt Charity (ITEC).

As a Public Ancillary Fund, we are able to support rural and regional communities via our grant programs which are open to eligible charities running projects in these communities, and raise funds via donations from individuals, community organisations, schools and businesses. Donations of $2 or more made to the Aussie Farmers Foundation can be claimed as a tax deduction.

For further information about our structure including our grants and campaigns, click here.

Seeking individual assistance?

The Aussie Farmers Foundation is unable to support individuals seeking help. However; there are a number of organisations that may be able to help you.

FarmHub

FarmHub connects Australian farmers with both government and non-government services and support during tough times, such as drought. FarmHub is an Australian Government Initiative, administered by the National Farmers’ Federation.

https://farmhub.org.au/

Please note the Drought and Disaster Relief lists below point you to Government assistance programs and contacts:

Drought
www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/assistance/sup-farmers-rural-communities-drought.
www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/drought-assistance-contacts.

Disaster Relief
www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/public-safety-and-law/emergency-services/emergency-and-disaster-assistance.
https://www.disasterassist.gov.au.

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Aussie Farmers Foundation has buddied up with Bicycle Network to be one of the partnered charities for this year’s RACV Great Vic Bike Ride

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