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Kids to Ag

Project Overview & Purpose

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Kids to Ag aims to increase primary school student’s understanding of where their food and fibre comes from, and to raise awareness of the career opportunities within the agriculture sector. Kids to Ag is a grant initiative that awards grants to Primary Schools, Primary Production sites and Farmers across Victoria to provide primary school students with a hands on, practical experience in agriculture.

Kids to Ag is administered by the Victorian Farmers Fed the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

  • Applications open: Monday 7 December 2020
  • Activity dates: Activities can commence from term 1 – 28 January 2021, and continue until the end of term 1, 8 April 2022. 
  • Project closes: All activities must be completed by 8 April 2022.

The VFF encourages grant applicants to consider the wide range of opportunities within the agriculture industry that can provide primary school students with a hands on, practical experience. The graphic below can be used as a guide to plan your activities:

Grant Guidelines

Background

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is currently administering a grant entitled ‘Kids to Ag’. This is funded by the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment to increase primary school students’ understanding of where their food and fibre comes from and to raise awareness of the career opportunities within the agriculture sector.

Grant applicants should aim to:

  • Engage young Victorians in learning about the contribution and the future of farming, increasing understanding of where our food and fibre comes from.
  • Provide an opportunity to enhance the food and fibre learning elements of the Victorian curriculum and in doing so, encourage more young Victorians to study and pursue a career in agriculture.

Application Guidelines

The objectives of Kids to Ag are:

  • To increase primary school nd fibre is produced and the role and importance of agriculture to Australia’s way of life, regional communities and the economy.
  • To provide primary school students with a hands on, practical experience which provides a greater understanding of t e role of agriculture and the breadth of career opportunities available in the agriculture sector.

Grant Process

  • You will submit your application to kidstoag@vff.org.au at least one month prior to the commencement of your activity or first activity in a series.
  • Your application will be assessed within 10 working days.
  • Once assessed you will receive notification via email if your application has been successful.
  • Grant funds are distributed as reimbursements after the completion of the activity. You will not receive funding prior to the activity.
  • Funding will only cover the amount that was awarded on approval of your application.
  • Within 30 days of completion of your activity you are required to submit a post evaluation report (this report template will be emailed to you on approval of your application) and a copy of a paid tax invoice(s), itemising all the items of expenditure.
  • You will be reimbursed once your post evaluation report and copy of paid tax invoice(s) are received by the VFF.
  • If you are planning a series of activities, submission of your post evaluation report and copy of a paid tax invoice(s) is due within 30 days of completion of the final activity.
  • Grant funding does not cover GST.

Who can apply for the grant?

  • Primary Schools from across the state of Victoria
  • Primary production worksites
  • Farmers

Apply Now

We suggest reading the grant application guidelines before submitting your application. 

Completed application forms with all support documents should be emailed to kidstoag@vff.org.au at least one month prior to the planned activity or commencement of the first activity in a series.  

Applications are invited for funding of up to $2,000, (excluding GST) however larger grants will be considered on merit and if value can be demonstrated.  

Applications open: Monday 7 December 2020

Activity dates: Activities can commence from term 1 – 28 January 2021, and continue until the end of term 1, 8 April 2022. 

Project closes: All activities must be completed by 8 April 2022.

Contact Us

For further information regarding Kids to Ag, please contact us on 1300 882 833 or email kidstoag@vff.org.au.

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