Andrew Nooy, Regional Operations Manager – West said that the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund aims to sustain healthy, vibrant communities by sponsoring ideas, projects and initiatives that make a real impact, such as the Cobden Primary Lego Club.
“The Cobden Primary School was chosen as it brings these kids together. Lego has an amazing ability teach kids to work as a team, to take turns and share, as well as teaching them other vital communication skills.
“The Fonterra Grass Roots Fund is our way of saying thank you by supporting projects and ideas that bring our communities together and make them better, more vibrant places to be,” says Andrew.
The successful recipients included:
- Cobden Bowls Club
- Cobden Technical School
- Cobden Golf Club
- Timboon Kindergarten
- Bungador Fire Brigade
- Cobden Primary School
- U3A Corangamite
- Cobden Spring Festival
- Cobden Football and Netball Club
Since 2011, Fonterra has supported over 300 initiatives across Victoria and Tasmania that focus on bringing communities together, caring for the environment and promoting healthy lifestyles and dairy nutrition.
The Fund opens the doors for a wide range of community projects with grants of between $500 and $5000. Applications for the next round of grants will be announced later in the year.
For more information on the Fund, visit www.fonterra.com/au/grassroots.