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Australia votes for Healthy Kids Bus Stop – 2016 Rural Hero Grant

The votes are in! After a three week online campaign that saw almost 9,000 people cast their votes for their favourite Rural Hero, the “Healthy Kids Bus Stop” has been awarded the inaugural Aussie Farmers Foundation $50,000 Rural Hero Grant. Four projects had been shortlisted for the Rural Hero Grant. Each of the four produced [...]

August 2nd, 2016|2015 Grants, 2016 Grants, Grants|0 Comments

2016 Grassroots Grants Announced

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 [...]

August 2nd, 2016|2016 Grants, Grants|0 Comments

Mental Health Workshops

The Foundation has awarded the Black Dog Institute a grant of $25,000 to increase the skill and confidence of health professionals in rural settings.  The Black Dog Institute will be delivering mental health educational workshops in rural and regional areas of VIC, QLD, SA, and WA. This will help health professionals in rural settings with [...]

November 17th, 2015|2015 Grants, Grants|0 Comments

Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) delivered a Health Field Day, funded by a $9,500 grant from the Aussie Farmers Foundation. RFDS runs 20 Health Field Days each year to improve health outcomes for people living in some of Queensland’s most vulnerable rural and remote communities. The Aussie Farmers Foundation funded Health Field Day [...]

November 17th, 2015|Grants|0 Comments

Health Eating for Rural Communities

The Foundation has awarded the NEST: Nutrition Education and Sustenance Training program $25,000 to expand the roll out of the program to more rural and regional areas. The NEST program, developed by OzHarvest, teaches people in need across Australia the skills and knowledge to nurture themselves through healthier eating choices and food preparation. Additional NEST [...]

November 17th, 2015|2015 Grants, Grants|0 Comments

Connecting Schools with Local Farmers to Reduce Hunger

Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare rescue food that would otherwise have gone to waste from local farmers and provide healthy meals to people in need. With this grant, they will expand their school breakfast and welfare support program across rural North East Victoria and South West NSW through increased food rescue from our local farmers. The [...]

November 2nd, 2015|2015 Grants|0 Comments

Farming skills training for disadvantaged young people

Berry Street, in partnership with local community organisations, will develop and deliver industry and farming vocational training programs to link disadvantaged young people with employment opportunities in the Shepparton-Goulburn Valley Region. The project - “Gateways to the Future” - will provide young people with training inductions for the skills required to undertake entry-level employment within [...]

November 1st, 2015|2015 Grants|0 Comments