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    Current Opportunities

    2020 'Working in Dairy Communities' - Small Grants Program - NOW OPEN

    Applications for our small grants program will open Tuesday February 4, 2020. Workshops will also be running in the first weeks of February on how to write a successful application.

    Upcoming Opportunities

    2021 Nuffield Scholarship Applications OPEN SOON

    Applications open for the 2021 Nuffield Farming Scholarship March 1, 2020.

    Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program Applications OPEN SOON

    Applications open for Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program applications OPEN IN MAY 2020

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    Seven exceptional rural students receive Gardiner Dairy Foundation tertiary scholarships

    Seven Tertiary Scholarships have been awarded to students from each of the major Victorian dairy regions who are commencing their first year of tertiary study in 2020. These students have demonstrated sound academic achievement, a commitment to further study and...

    Grants to support Victorian dairy communities

    Gardiner Dairy Foundation is once again partnering with FRRR to offer grants of up to $5,000 to not-for-profit groups to strengthen small Victorian dairy communities in Gippsland, Northern Victoria and South West Victoria with a total funding pool of $120,000....

    Shepparton scholarship recipient inspires young achievers

    Despite growing up in Melbourne, a career in agriculture was always on the cards for Shepparton’s Harriet Bawden who hopes to inspire others to follow her footsteps. Harriet’s parents had a hobby farm near Colac, her uncle was a farmer...

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