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Thanks to the generosity of the Australian community, the Aussie Farmers Foundation has been able to support thousands of people across 200 rural and regional communities via our granting programs.

The 2017 Aussie Farmers Foundation granting round is now open!

Charities working to help rural and regional communities doing it tough can now apply for the Aussie Farmers Foundation 2017 Grassroots Grant Round. Aussie Farmers Foundation helps Australia’s farming communities to thrive, with over $1.3 million in grants being given [...]


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. [...]


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 [...]


Drought Relief for Queensland Farming Communities

Aussie Farmers Foundation is providing funding to 3 drought relief programs in Queensland through the ‘Tackling Tough Times Together’ program run by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).  With the drought covering 80 per cent of Queensland it is vital [...]


Meals for Mates – Our Partnership with Foodbank

The Aussie Farmers Foundation and Foodbank have joined forces to fight the battle against hunger in rural and regional Australia.  The new ‘Meals for Mates’ program will see the Aussie Farmers Foundation help Foodbank provide more than a million meals [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

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