GippsDairy Grants Program

Enables dairy farmers, organisations and dairy farmer groups to apply for funding to undertake initiatives to help the dairy industry and to develop local solutions to local problems.

GippsDairy will provide a total annual grant allocation of $40,000 per financial year from July 2022 to June 2027, with up to $20,000 available per grant application.

Applications for projects must address priorities identified in the GippsDairy Strategic Plan 2020-2025 and have direct value to the Gippsland dairy industry and/or local farmers.

The plan has four strategic Priorities which are:
– Strategic Priority 1: Enable prosperous and resilient dairy businesses
– Strategic Priority 2: Improve the capability and capacity of our dairy people
– Strategic Priority 3: Foster a culture of leadership across the Gippsland dairy
– Strategic Priority 4: Enhance the reputation of the Gippsland dairy industry.

Applications close in October each year with assessment panel recommendations for funding provided to the December GippsDairy Board meeting.

Grant applications for GippsDairy funding can only be received from Gippsland based dairy farmers and organisations whose primary purpose is to provide and support development of the dairy industry at the farm level. An individual business that may receive commercial benefit through a proposed project or initiative will not be eligible to apply.

Click here to view full funding guidelines on the provider’s website.