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  • Gardiner Dairy Foundation is a not for profit organisation that invests in research, development & extension, people capability and community development to benefit the Victorian dairy industry and dairy communities.

    Learn more about Gardiner Dairy Foundation's role in the Victorian dairy industry.

    Current Opportunities

    Community Grants

    The Community Grants Program aims to strengthen dairy communities by building their capacity to undertake local activities and enhance community infrastructure.

    Applications are now open and close 16 March


    Our Farm, Our Plan

    Our Farm, Our Plan takes long term plans and ideas from your head and gets them down on one piece of paper. Working with a farm consultant, farmers will  be able to clarify their long term goals, prioritise and identify actions needed, and better manage uncertainty and risk.


    Latest News

    Our latest media releases, articles, stories and events

    Creating a vibrant community for future generations

    Dairy farmers are the lifeblood of local communities, giving their time and energy to support everything from agricultural societies to volunteer fire brigades. Dave Weel wants the Simpson community to stay vibrant for future generations and is doing his bit...

    Gardiner Dairy Foundation awards seven tertiary scholarships to regional Victorian students

    Seven Tertiary Scholarships have been awarded to students from Victorian dairy regions who are commencing their first year of tertiary study in 2021. The 2021 Gardiner Dairy Foundation Tertiary Scholars are: Grace Billington, Warrnambool (Bill Pyle scholarship); Toby Fleming, Boorcan...

    Community Grants now open to Victorian dairy communities

    Up to $5,000 available, plus free grantseeker workshops Gardiner Dairy Foundation, in partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), is inviting community organisations in Victorian dairy regions – Gippsland, northern Victoria and south-west Victoria - to apply...

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