APPLY FOR A GRANT

 

Each year Leader Community News and FareShare, supported by Newman’s Own Foundation provide Feed Melbourne Appeal grants of up to $15,000 to charities within Greater Melbourne. These grants aim to give local charities increased capacity to provide food to people in their communities who are going through tough times. We also distribute a handful of grants to Victorian rural and regional charities each year.

What can I apply for?

This year, in addition to providing grants for funding for essential equipment, charities can apply for a grant to purchase food. Grants for food are capped at a total of $10,000.

Equipment:

Funding is also available for equipment such as:

Kitchen and storage equipment (e.g. shelving, cupboards and storage containers, refrigerators, freezers, cool rooms, food processors etc)

Transportation of food (e.g. refrigerated vehicles or trailers)

Food:

In response to the growing demand for staple food, food relief charities can now apply for a grant which will provide them with credit to purchase food through PFD Foods or Foodbank Victoria.

Charities are able to apply for a grant for both equipment and food however the maximum grant amount cannot exceed $15,000 and funding for food is capped at $10,000. Please read through the information below, which explains how successful grant applicants will be able to access staple food through either PFD Foods or Foodbank Victoria.

PFD Foods
Charities can apply to receive a grant in the form of credit at PFD Foods, Australia’s largest food service provider.

Charities will be provided with very competitive prices and access to special promotions thanks to PFD Food’s support of the Feed Melbourne Appeal. PFD Foods will provide a complete delivery service and there is no minimum delivery order. Food will generally be delivered the next day.

A wide range of food will be available (meat, cheese and dairy, rice, pasta, couscous, canned goods, dried grains and legumes, frozen vegetables, breakfast cereals etc.) as well as a wide variety of Halal and Kosher foods.

Charities will be able to place orders for food staples via an easy to use online ordering system and will be able to track expenditure and the balance of their accountCharities will be free to spread their orders between July 2017 and 30 June 2018, or spend their allocated amount sooner.

Foodbank Victoria
Charities can apply to receive a grant in the form of credit at Foodbank Victoria.

To apply for a grant for credit at Foodbank Victoria, charities must be an existing Foodbank Victoria registered agency and will need to collect their food from Foodbank Victoria in Yarraville.

Charities will be able to place orders with Foodbank Victoria and will have access to their range of staples (such as pasta, rice and milk). Charities will be able to place orders via an easy to use online ordering system and will be able to track how much they have spent and how much remains in their account.

Charities will be free to spread their orders between July 2017 and 30 June 2018, or spend their allocated amount sooner.

What can’t I apply for?

Exclusions include:
Funding to purchase petrol and/or food vouchers
Fuel costs
Funding deficits
Staffing costs
Funding for food sourced from suppliers other than PFD Foods or Foodbank Victoria

Applications for 2017 Feed Melbourne Appeal grants open on Monday 1 May and close on Friday 23 June at 5pm.

To help you with your grant application please ensure you review the Guidelines and Tips which you can download here.

Click here to complete the Grant Application form.

For queries about grant applications, please call Sarah Harvie, Campaign Director on: 03 9428 0044 or email: feed.melbourne@fareshare.net.au