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2018 Grassroots Grant Round

The 2018 Grassroots granting round has now closed for applications.

Grant Focus Areas

Grassroots grants are offered to eligible organisations running projects directly benefitting rural and regional communities in Australia.

Projects must meet one or more of the Aussie Farmers Foundation’s five (5) key focus areas:

  1. Economic and Environmental sustainability (farm sustainability)
  2. Disaster relief and recovery
  3. Kids health and healthy eating
  4. Food waste, food relief and food provenance
  5. Access to health services including mental health


The 2018 Grassroots granting round is open until 12 Midday AEST on Wednesday 18th July 2018.

Application Process

In 2018, applying for a Grassroots Grant is via an online application form. Applications will not be accepted via post, email or fax.

You only need to submit one application form in 2018.

Please note: there are two versions of the application form depending on whether your organisation is applying directly or it is being auspiced:

  1. the Standard Form for organisations that have both DGR Item 1 and TCC status.
  2. the Auspice Form is for organisations that are being auspiced by an organisation which has both DGR Item 1 and TCC status.

Please ensure that your organisation and project meet all Aussie Farmers Foundation eligibility criteria including having both Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status.

Application Form

Direct Application
If your organisation is applying directly, please use this form: Standard Form

Auspiced Applications
If your organisation is being auspiced, please apply use this form: Auspice Form

Please note that the online application form is via Smartygrants. If you require technical assistance with the form, please contact SmartyGrants on (03) 9320 6888 or service@smartygrants.com.au.

Application Steps

Please follow the five (5) step process below as part of the process to submit your application.

Step 1:

Read our Eligibility and Exclusions (see document library below) to ensure that your organisation and project are eligible to be considered. Note: Organisations must have Australian Tax Office endorsement for both Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 (DGR 1) and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status.

Step 2:

Refer to our Grant Conditions (see document library below) for an understanding of some of the obligations involved when a grant is made and to ascertain whether your project meets these conditions.

Step 4:

Read our Granting Guidelines (see document library below) for a full explanation of how to apply.

Step 3:

Contact Aussie Farmers Foundation’s Executive Officer to ensure eligibility and for advice on the process on (03) 9041 9599 or info@aussiefarmersfoundation.org.au.

Step 5:

Complete and submit the relevant Grassroots Grant Application Form.

Seeking help?

For general information on the grants process and grant seeking strategies we suggest checking the following websites and resources:

Philanthropy Australia’s Effective Grant Seeking Guide

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Document Library

Eligibility and Exclusions


Grant Conditions


Grant Guidelines