Community Giving Project

Our annual grant program supports initiatives that will make an impact in your community.

Applications open on Tuesday 12 March at 9am (ACDT).

Since 1839, Elders has been intrinsically linked to regional, rural and remote communities. Today we continue to play an important role, not just in the agriculture sector, but in the investment, sustainability and prosperity of local communities across Australia.

Our Community Giving Project is one of the ways we give back and invest in our communities.

How does it work?

The Project supports initiatives that provide sustainable, tangible and long-term benefits with positive outcomes for Australian rural, regional and remote communities. In turn this builds capacity, longevity, liveability and connection in the regions in which we operate.

Based on six distinct pillars, the project offers a total of 12 grants, with two tiers of funding at $10,000 and $20,000 per grant.
Each application must align to at least one of the following pillars.

People and regions

For initiatives that provide learning and investment for long-term career pathways and opportunities for our regional people.

Environmental awareness

For initiatives that enable communities to reduce waste through reuse and recycling, providing positive impact on our environment.

Innovation into the future

For initiatives that contribute to innovation and productivity in the agricultural industry and its communities.

Healthy bodies and minds

For initiatives that promote healthy lifestyles and minds, raising awareness and support for mental health and/or long-term health outcomes.

Encouraging diversity

For initatives or events that encourage and celebrate diversity in the community, where everyone can be included and have a sense of belonging.

Safety first

For initiatives that encourage and enhance safe environments in which communities can live, work and play, either through education or activation.

In addition to the six pillars above, there will be two People's Choice grants, for a maximum of $10,000 each. This open criteria grant will be voted for by Elders employees.

Applications opening soon!

Applications for the Community Giving Project will open on Tuesday 12 March at 9am (ACDT).

Register your interest today.


Things you should know

Please note further eligibility criteria and program details will be released when applications open. 

To be eligible, applicants: 

  • must be a not-for-profit organisation with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate
  • must not be affiliated with a political party or union, or take an overtly political stance in the focus of their work
  • may have a religious basis, but any program or initiative must not incorporate religious teaching into the delivery of the program or initiative
  • should declare if you are seeking funding for the same initiative elsewhere. It will not hinder your application or possible success
  • must be able to provide a Certificate of Currency for public liability insurance (where applicable).

Applications will not be accepted from entities that:

  • do not align with Elders’ brand and values
  • only benefit an individual
  • are against the law, hazardous or dangerous
  • already have significant competitors or brand saturation
  • require on-going financial support or investment.

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