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Providing grants for community events and training for local champions to recognise and respond to distress.

Providing grants for community events and training for local champions to recognise and respond to distress.

2018 St Patrick’s Day Fire Recovery Grants

Following the St Patrick’s Day fires in south west Victoria; agricultural industry, community and government organisations recognised the crucial need for additional health and wellbeing support for fire-affected farms and farming communities. In response, the Victorian Government committed $100,000 to the roll out of the Look Over the Farm Gate program in south west Victoria.

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2018-19 Drought Support

The Victorian Government has committed to Look Over the Farm Gate grants to support farmers and communities impacted by drought and extremely dry conditions in eastern Gippsland and northern Victoria. Applications are now open to community groups.

Check your eligibility and apply now

About ‘Look Over the Farm Gate’

Look Over the Farm Gate is a mental health and wellbeing initiative that delivers grants for community events and mental health training.

Community groups, local government, and VFF branches are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $1,500 to run social events and community initiatives that bring together neighbours and the community to spend some time off farm to relax with family and friends.

The Look Over the Farm Gate grants can fund once-off events or a series of events. Events can range from a free community barbeque, regular fitness meet-ups, community tree planting, or a family movie night – whatever your community needs to come together and take a break.

Look Over the Farm Gate is also a call to action for rural communities to look out for one another, promote social inclusion, create awareness about mental health; and reduce the impact it has on rural communities.

Look Over the Farm Gate was developed in 2015 in response to the drought impacting north west Victoria, and was extended in 2016 to areas affected by the dairy crisis. The aim of the initiative was to increase mental health awareness, support rural communities in building resilience and encourage local action to look out for one another.

‘Look Over the Farm Gate’ is made possible by:

Agriculture Victoria
Victorian Farmers Federation
Royal Flying Doctor Service
National Centre for Farmer Health
Country Fire Authority
Country Women’s Association

2018 St Patrick’s Day Fire Recovery Grants

Following the St Patrick’s Day fires in south west Victoria; agricultural industry, community and government organisations recognised the crucial need for additional health and wellbeing support for fire-affected farms and farming communities. In response, the Victorian Government committed $100,000 to the roll out of the Look Over the Farm Gate program in south west Victoria.

Community groups, local government, and VFF branches are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $1,500 to run social events and community initiatives that bring together neighbours and the community to spend some time off farm to relax with family and friends.

The Look Over the Farm Gate grants can fund once-off events or a series of events. Events can range from a free community barbeque, regular fitness meet-ups, community tree planting, or a family movie night – whatever your community needs to come together and take a break.

Apply Now

2018-19 Drought Support

The Victorian Government has committed $400,000 over the 2018-19 financial year for Look Over the Farm Gate Program to support farmers and communities impacted by drought and extremely dry conditions.

Register your interest now

About ‘Look Over the Farm Gate’

Look Over the Farm Gate is a mental health and wellbeing initiative that delivers grants for community events and mental health training. Look Over the Farm Gate is also a call to action for rural communities to look out for one another, promote social inclusion, create awareness about mental health; and reduce the impact it has on rural communities.

Look Over the Farm Gate was developed in 2015 in response to the drought impacting north west Victoria, and was extended in 2016 to areas affected by the dairy crisis. The aim of the initiative was to increase mental health awareness, support rural communities in building resilience and encourage local action to look out for one another.

‘Look Over the Farm Gate’ is made possible by:

Agriculture Victoria
Victorian Farmers Federation
Royal Flying Doctor Service
National Centre for Farmer Health
Country Fire Authority
Country Women’s Association