Gardiner Foundation: Working in Dairy Communities
Investing in the communities that make up the dairy industry is critical to the sustainability of dairy farming in Victoria. The Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy Foundation is committed to strengthening dairy communities.
The Gardiner Foundation has made available $100,000 to fund $5,000 grants for innovative, community-driven projects. The aim of these grants is to strengthen small Victorian dairy communities, help build their capacity to deal with local issues, and enhance existing community infrastructure.
Applications from communities with a population of 5,000 or less will receive priority and must be in a recognised Victorian dairy area. Priority will be given to projects that assist in strengthening of small rural communities, building their capacity to deal with local issues, or enhancing of existing community infrastructure. Applicants should be not-for-profit community organisations, and must have an ABN.
The encouragement or advancement of sport or recreation or social activities are not considered a charitable activity by the Australian Taxation Office. Applications from sporting organisations need to benefit the wider community and should clearly indicate which other local organisations are involved.
Applications for the 2013 round are now closed. Outcomes for the 2013 round have now been annouced, view the list here.
Application Form - 2013