“The library is a great place to bring children, and with new books and special days like these we are able to show just how vital libraries are in creating a vibrant local neighbourhood,” says Leanne.
Fonterra Regional Operations Manager Gippsland Andrew Nooy says the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund aims to give a helping hand to the organisations that help create connected communities.
“We have a really tight-knit community here in Gippsland that gives us so much support, and the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund is our way of giving back.”
“We know how important it is to get kids reading from a young age, it really sets them up for life. At Fonterra, we’re incredibly proud to partner with West Gippsland Libraries and help them engage the next generation of avid readers,” says Andrew.
Since 2011, Fonterra has supported around 400 initiatives across Victoria and Tasmania that focus on bringing communities together, caring for the environment, promoting healthy lifestyles and dairy nutrition.
The Fund is open to a wide range of community projects with grants of between $500 and $5,000. Applications for the next round of grants will open early next year.