As a farmer co-operative we are dedicated to supporting the social needs of our current and future generations. The Fonterra Grass Roots Fund supports projects, ideas and initiatives that bring our rural communities together and make them better, safer and more vibrant places.
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.
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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.
- Bringing communities together
- Caring for our environment
- Making our communities safer
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Find out more about our sponsorship categories