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Gardiner Foundation Working in Dairy Communities Small Grants

Investing in the communities that make up the dairy industry is critical to the industry’s sustainability.

The Gardiner Foundation is committed to strengthening Victorian dairy communities by providing a $100,000 annual fund that awards $5,000 grants for innovative, community-driven projects.

These grants aim to strengthen small Victorian dairy communities, help build their capacity to deal with local issues, and enhance existing community infrastructure.


Applications for this program are currently CLOSED.

The program usually opens in February, and is available to communities in a recognised Victorian dairy area.

Applications from communities with a population of 5,000 or fewer will receive priority, as will projects that assist in strengthening of small rural communities, building their capacity to deal with local issues, or enhancing existing community infrastructure.

Applicants should be not-for-profit community organisations, and must have an ABN.

Please read the guidelines before submitting your application.

Further information

If you have any queries or wish to discuss your project first, please call 1800 170 020 during business hours

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