Fonterra Grass Roots Fund

Supporting the communities that support us.

The Fonterra Grass Roots Fund supports New Zealand communities where we operate by funding their smart ideas, projects and initiatives.

Through the fund we aim to sustain healthy, vibrant communities by sponsoring ideas, projects and initiatives that make a real impact.

We have supported over 1,800 initiatives since the programme was established in 2007, making a huge impact in our local communities across New Zealand.

Sponsorship funding has provided worm farms and recycling facilities for local schools, seedlings for riparian planting programme and equipment for emergency response services.

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

1. Bringing Communities Together

2. Caring for our environment

3. Making our Communities Safer 

To find out more about our sponsorship categories, please click here.

To apply for funding today please click here to complete an online application form.