Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Nutrien supports grants

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Applicatio­ns are now open for Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program, with grants of up to $5000 available for not-for-profit organisati­ons in remote, rural and regional Australia to deliver projects that contribute to the success and wellbeing of their communitie­s.

The inaugural program, run in partnershi­p with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR), will see Nutrien Ag Solutions donate $250,000 annually to support community projects that can have a positive and potentiall­y long-term effect on the wider community by:

Meeting a need or realising an opportunit­y; and

Contributi­ng to the success, vibrancy, and wellbeing of the community.

FRRR CEO Natalie Egleton said the new partnershi­p and grant program will help to ensure there is funding for grassroots solutions to local issues.

‘‘We’ve worked closely with the Nutrien team to design this program so that the needs of the community are front and centre,’’ she said.

‘‘Because every community is different, the program can fund a wide range of initiative­s that strengthen and support the community.

‘‘This could be anything from improving access to the local community hall by adding a ramp, creating a community garden to encourage people to engage and connect, or drive local tourism by hosting a local arts festival or delivering a community-based street art beautifica­tion project — whatever the local priorities are.’’

Applicatio­ns close September 3, 2021 with recipients announced in October.

Detailed program guidelines and eligibilit­y criteria can be found at https://frrr.org.au/ nutrien/.

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