Community Food Grants 2013-14
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Applications have now closed. Applications for the Community Food Grants Program needed to be received by 5pm, AEST Thursday 4 July 2013.
The Australian Government is investing $1.5 million in the new Community Food Grants program.
The program will provide small grants to support the establishment or improvement of community food initiatives, such as farmers’ markets, food cooperatives, food hubs, community gardens and city farms. It will also support initiatives that address food insecurity, such as food rescue services.
How the program will work
Grants of up to $10 000 (GST inclusive) for community gardens, city farms or similar activities and up to $25 000 (GST inclusive) for farmers’ markets, food rescue and similar activities will be available. Grants will be made available for projects to achieve one or more of the following objectives:
- use community food initiatives to build social networks, community cohesion and resilience, and build connections between farmers and consumers
- improve people’s knowledge about food production and preparation to encourage the adoption of healthy diets
- improve people’s knowledge of food production and agriculture in urban areas
- help provide surplus safe and nutritious food to disadvantaged groups.
Who can apply
Community Food Grants are open to not-for-profit organisations including, but not limited to:
- farmers’ markets
- food rescue organisations
- cooperative societies
- Indigenous or culturally and linguistically diverse groups
- community groups able to meet the program objectives
- other non-government organisations.
Schools and local, state and territory governments are not eligible to apply for these grants.
- Grants must be matched as a minimum on a dollar for dollar basis in cash or equipment by the applicant and/or partner organisation(s).
- Projects must not include ineligible activities as identified in the grant guidelines.
- Projects must be completed and a final report submitted by 31 March 2014.
- Priority will be given to proposals that can demonstrate a strong level of support in the local community for the project. This could be a partnership with another organisation such as local government, a Regional Development Australia Committee, a non-government organisation or a commercial business.
Assessment of Community Food Grants
All applications will be assessed by a selection panel which will then make recommendations on grant applications to the Australian Government Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
Applicants will be informed of the status of their application once the minister has made his decision.
Please note that meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee funding.
Applications needed to be received by the department by 5pm, AEST 4 July 2013.
For more information on community food grants please
12 Nov 2013