• We bring value by maximising benefits to all sectors of the Victorian dairy industry and dairy communities.

  • We are experienced in dairy; by collaborating with industry we have developed together over the past 16 years

  • We contribute to the conversation on dairy by sharing knowledge and inspiring improved practices

  • Our support to the Victorian dairy industry is upheld by a prudent and successful investment strategy

Our Purpose

The Gardiner Dairy Foundation purpose is to maximise benefits to the Victorian dairy industry and dairy communities. 

  • >$60m invested since 2000
  • 730 projects funded over 16 years
  • $165m total value of cash and in-kind contribution


2019 'Working in Dairy Communities' - Small Grants Program 

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations in a recognised Victorian dairy region – either Gippsland, South-Western or Northern Victoria. 

Gardiner Dairy Foundation allocates $120,000 to support the continuation of this well regarded program. 

Applications for the 2019 'Working in Dairy Communities' - Small Grants Program are currently open and close 5pm Tuesday 19th March 2019To read more about the program click here


Before applying, please review the Guidelines carefully. You can view the guidelines here. 


To express your interest in applying for a grant click here, or contact FRRR on 1800 170 020 and www.frrr.org.au



News and Events

Our latest media releases, articles, blogs and events

  • Dairy needs courageous leadership

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  • Gardiner Dairy Foundation awards seven tertiary scholarships to students from Victorian regions

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  • South west dairy leader aims to break silo mentality

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  • Links between pre-milking hygiene and mastitis risk

    This research was undertaken over two years to determine whether pre-milking hygiene treatments would be cost effective.
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