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    Upcoming Opportunities

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

    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.

    2021 Nuffield Scholarship Applications OPEN SOON

    Applications open for the 2021 Nuffield Farming Scholarship April 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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    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...

    Gardiner scholarship keeps Hannah in touch with dairy and home

    Hannah Thorson has gone to the city to learn more about agriculture but her heart remains in Gippsland. Thanks to receiving Gardiner Dairy Foundation’s 2017 Bill Pyle Tertiary Scholarship to support her Bachelor of Agricultural Science study at La Trobe...

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