Fonterra Australia invites community groups to apply for funding support


Community projects and groups in regional Victoria and Tasmania are about to get a helping hand from Fonterra.

Fonterra is committed to giving back to the community through the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund. Since 2011, Fonterra has supported over 300 initiatives that focus on bringing communities together, caring for the environment and promoting healthy lifestyles and dairy nutrition.

The Fonterra Grass Roots Fund aims to sustain healthy, vibrant communities by sponsoring ideas, projects and initiatives that make a real impact.

Our communities are integral to our business, which is why we believe in giving back to the community through the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund.

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.

Fonterra’s sponsorship funding has helped to build school vegetable gardens, supported sports, community and surf living clubs, and aided the purchase of essential equipment for emergency response services.

The fund opens the doors for a wide range of community projects with grants of between $500 and $5000. To be considered for support, initiatives or activities must fit within the categories and criteria outlined below.

  1. Bringing communities together 
  2. Caring for our environment
  3. Promoting healthy lifestyles and dairy nutrition

Calls for applications are open, and the applications received will be considered by Fonterra’s Grass Roots Fund Committee made up of staff and farmers.

Applications for the next round of grants close on Friday 16 December 2016 and Fonterra is encouraging organisations to ask for help to get their projects underway.

Go to for more information on how to apply for the grant.