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Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities

Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities is a grant program initiated by the Monsanto Fund, in partnership with FRRR. It aims to help support local communities in 14 Cotton Grower Association areas in New South Wales and Queensland.

People living and working in rural and regional communities are best-placed to determine the groups and projects that most need support. For this reason, in this program farmers have the opportunity to nominate a deserving not-for-profit group to receive one of thirty $5,000 grants.

The recipient organisation must be a not-for profit community based group that is undertaking projects and activities that offer clear public benefit. They must be operating with a charitable purpose (ie not intended to just benefit an individual).

Recipients could include organisations like early childhood centres, playgroups, kindergartens, meals on wheels, neighbourhood houses, agricultural societies or other local organisations.

The recipient not-for-profit group must operate in one of the 14 eligible Cotton Grower Association areas.

The Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities website has more information about the program, including examples of the kinds of projects that could be funded.

Cotton farmers are invited to nominate a project or group in their local community to receive a $5,000 grant in one of the following 14 Cotton Grower Association areas in New South Wales and Queensland.

  • Darling Downs
  • Lower Namoi
  • Gwydir Valley
  • Macintyre Valley
  • Macquarie
  • Southern Valleys
  • Upper Namoi
  • Central Highlands
  • St George
  • Dawson Valley
  • Mungindi Water Users
  • Dirranbandi
  • Walgett
  • Darling River Food and Fibre (Bourke)



2016 Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities program is now closed.

The 2016 round is now closed. To see the official program rules or to apply, visit the Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities website.

Further information

If you have any queries or wish to discuss your project please contact the Program Manager, Jacki Dimond on 1800 170 020.

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