Auckland community groups are being encouraged to apply for Fonterra’s Grass Roots Fund. There are grants ranging from $500 to $5000 across three categories. Each year the fund supports about 300 community groups running projects that help maintain vibrant, healthy and safe communities. Calls for applications are open twice each year. Applications for the next round of grants close on March 31. To find out more or to register visit www.facebook.com/ FonterraGrassRoots.