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Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program now open

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Applications for Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program are now open, with eligible not-for-profit organisations invited to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to support remote, rural or regional community projects.

The Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program is run in partnership with FRRR. 

“Since the launch of the Community Grants program in 2021, Nutrien has supported 110 projects by awarding over $500,000 in grants to rural and regional communities across Australia,” said Mady Muirhead, Corporate Affairs Coordinator at Nutrien Ag Solutions. 

Muirhead highlighted that the success of agriculture and the well-being of regional Australia are inextricably linked.   

“We have thousands of employees living and working in rural and regional Australia, ingrained in their local communities. They have a deep understanding of what makes a community thrive – and it’s all about the people.” 

Nutrien Ag Solutions Corporate Affairs Coordinator shared that last year they saw many parts of the country face environmental disasters on a significant scale, with many still facing recovery. 

This placed significant unanticipated stress on grassroots organisations and groups that work tirelessly to support their local communities. Nutrien Ag Solutions is so proud to provide a much-needed boost to the rural and regional communities we are a part of.  

“We’re proud to play a leading role in helping to build a safe and sustainable future for our farmers and their communities. We are going further by investing in meaningful projects and supporting local grassroots organisations.” 

The Community Grants Program has supported more than 100 local projects over the past two years, including the installation of an Indigenous artwork and Bush Tucker Garden at Childers, Queensland; contributing to a purpose-built beach ramp and wheelchairs at Swansea, Tasmania; child protection workshops at Dowerin, Western Australia and the installation of solar power panels at the Cambrai Sports Club in South Australia.  

“Rural communities continue to deal with so many challenges and the role of local not-for-profit groups is becoming ever more critical in filling gaps and helping create vibrant, sustainable communities,” said Natalie Egleton, FRRR CEO. 

“Many of these organisations have wonderful volunteers who do so much but projects to improve community facilities or resource new projects or operations also need funding.” 

Egleton stated that over the previous two years, local fundraising has become increasingly challenging due to COVID and increasing economic challenges, resulting in decreased ability to give and an increase in demand for funding support. 

“We are grateful for Nutrien’s ongoing partnership, as it enables grassroots groups to access grants that can go toward these projects.”  

“But it’s more than just money, as Nutrien’s support continues locally for groups that get funding, staying connected to the local branches as projects are implemented. So, we look forward to seeing what projects come forward this year,” added Egleton. 

Applications for the 2023 Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program are open now and close on 10th August 2023, with successful applicants announced in October this year. 

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Related: Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program is offering grants of up to $5,000

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Menchie Khairuddin is a writer Deputy Content Manager at Akolade and content producer for Third Sector News. She is passionate about social affairs specifically in mixed, multicultural heritage and not-for-profit organisations.


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