Gardiner Dairy Foundation Community Grants Program

Investing in the communities that make up the dairy industry is critical to the sustainability of dairy farming in Victoria.

Gardiner Dairy Foundation is committed to strengthening Victorian dairy communities and is partnering with FRRR for the nineteenth consecutive year to provide $120,000 in funding for innovative, community-driven projects.

These grants of up to $5,000 aim to strengthen small Victorian dairy communities, helping to build their capacity to deal with local issues, and enhance existing community infrastructure.

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Future rounds


To be confirmed.


This program is currently closed.

How to apply

Please read the information on each of the three tabs below to make sure this is the right grant for your project.

If you want to explore other grant options, please go to Find Funding Now.

I have a question, who can I talk to?

Danielle Griffin 
info@frrr.org.au
1800 170 020

Confirm you are eligible to apply for this grant

To make sure this is the right grant for your community, please read the grant information below carefully. Click on each headline to reveal the detail.

If you need to share this information with others, you can download the guidelines above.

Gather information to support your grant application

Please read the information below to plan and prepare your project. The information below sets out what you MUST include for your project to be considered. There are plenty of helpful resources to support you along the way.

Please contact FRRR if you have any questions about the following information.

Your grant application MUST include:

Need some more help?

We have a large selection of resources on our Grant Seeker Resources Page to help you along the way.

Submit your grant application via the Grants Gateway

Please contact FRRR if you have questions about any aspect of the Grants Gateway online application form.

Before you submit your application via the online Grants Gateway, please ensure you have:

  • confirmed you are eligible to apply for this grant
  • provided clear information about your project
  • checked that you are an eligible legal entity
  • provided the financial information required
  • created a budget for the project
  • gathered supporting materials
  • spoken to an FRRR contact person where you were unsure of any requirement
  • gathered community support for the project
  • checked the information you are providing to make sure it is clear and relevant to the project

Helpful resources:

It is time to submit your application. If it is helpful, you can download a copy of the application form.

Please read the instructions on how to use the Grants Gateway How-to Guide and have your questions answered with our Grants Gateway FAQs.

If you have significant issues accessing a stable internet connection, please contact our team to discuss an alternative way of applying:
Ph: 1800 170 020 or Email: info@frrr.org.au

Inspiration – Past projects

Explore some of the projects we’ve previously funded to see how other organisations have helped their community thrive.

Camperdown community garden flourishes

Camperdown is a strong community however, the impact of mental health issues, social isolation and drug and alcohol abuse has significant impact on social cohesion and health and wellbeing.

Growing together with Grow Lightly

Grow Lightly Connect (GLC) was established in response to the lack of locally grown produce available to local consumers and, conversely, the lack of local outlets available to local growers.

Sun safe shade for Oxley Primary

This Primary School wanted to ensure the best use of its outdoor area for an environmental science program. The school lacked an undercover outdoor area to facilitate a learning space for a whole classroom.

Are you right, mate?

South West Healthcare received a grant from the Gardiner Dairy Foundation Working in Dairy Communities Small Grants program to support the local dairy farming community by offering Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training and accreditation.