“Without the Scouts many of these youths wouldn’t get the opportunity to go on camping trips and explore the environment.
“Fonterra Grass Roots funding means that we can run more camping trips and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn and have safe fun in our great outdoors and more importantly develop their personal skills to contribute positively in our community',” said Rod.
Fonterra Regional Operations Manager Gippsland Andrew Nooy said that the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund is aimed at giving a helping hand to the community groups that help create the vibrant communities in which we operate.
“We have a really tight-knit community here in Gippsland that gives us so much support. The Fonterra Grass Roots Fund is our way of giving back to the communities that have supported us for many years,” said Andrew.
Since 2011, Fonterra has supported almost 400 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 $5,000. Applications for the next round of grants will be announced later in the year.
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The successful recipients included:
- Waratah Beach Surf Life Saving Club
- Fish Creek District Primary
- St Itas Parents and Friends Association
- Bass Coast Disabled Surfer Association
- 1st Drouin Scouts
- Poowong Football and Netball Club
- West Gippsland Libraries
- BulnBuln Junior Football Club
- Outtrim Moyarra Cricket Club
- Drouin Junior Football Club