Fon­terra grants round to close

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Time is run­ning out for applications to­wards the Fon­terra Grass Roots Fund.

This round of closes on August 31 and is open to Waikato com­mu­nity groups.

Each year, Fon­terra Grass Roots Fund helps more than 300 com­mu­nity groups na­tion­wide, sup­port­ing projects that help main­tain vi­brant, healthy and safe com­mu­ni­ties.

Fon­terra’s global spon­sor­ship man­ager Kane Sil­cock en­cour­aged Waikato groups and or­gan­i­sa­tions to ap­ply.

‘‘This is our way of giv­ing back to the heart of the com­mu­ni­ties we live and work in,’’ he said.

Grants range from $500 to $5000 for projects that fit into one of three cat­e­gories: ‘Bring­ing com­mu­ni­ties to­gether’, ‘car­ing for our en­vi­ron­ment’ and ‘mak­ing our com­mu­ni­ties safer’.

‘‘The Fon­terra Grass Roots Fund is our way of say­ing thank you to New Zealand, by sup­port­ing projects and ideas that bring our com­mu­ni­ties to­gether and make them bet­ter, safer, more vi­brant places to be,’’ Sil­cock said.

Calls for applications are open twice each year and applications re­ceived in each round are con­sid­ered by Fon­terra’s spon­sor­ship team and the Auck­land re­gional Fon­terra Grass Roots Fund com­mit­tee.

To find out more about the projects that have been funded, see the full terms and con­di­tions or, to ap­ply for a grant, head to www.face­book.com/ Fon­ter­raGrassRoots.

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