The Farmers’ Fund provides dairy farmers with the opportunity to seek grants of up to $20,000 to encourage innovation, build productivity and stimulate growth.
Customers can support the Farmers’ Fund by purchasing Farmers’ Fund milk exclusively at most Coles supermarkets in Victoria. Forty cents from the sale of every two-litre bottle is directed into the Farmers’ Fund.
The Farmers’ Fund milk is produced by Murray Goulburn and Coles under licence from the VFF.
The grant process is managed by an independent panel comprising representatives of the Victorian Farmers Federation, the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria and National Farmers Federation. Eligible farmers can access funds that deliver real benefits through an efficient application process with minimum red tape.
Every three months funds raised will be distributed through a new round of applications.
Applications close 30 September 2016 and more information can be found on the Victorian Farmers Federation website.