Recipient Stories


Read about how community organisations in New South Wales and Queensland are putting their grant into action.





Great Grannies: A story of friendship and important places

Great Grannies: A story of friendship and important places

Friday 15th June 2018

Community halls are familiar spaces that are the focal point of many tiny towns in rural NSW. This is a story about how the Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities grant program has helped to preserve these crucial spaces.




Callide Valley Men’s Shed receives support – but gives so much more

Callide Valley Men’s Shed receives support – but gives so much more

Wednesday 28th February 2018

The contribution of the members of the Callide Valley Men’s Shed were honoured this February as supporters and friends gathered in the central Queensland town of Biloela to celebrate the organisation’s second birthday and the grand opening of their Shed.


A Story from the Macquarie Valley

A Story from the Macquarie Valley

Thursday 8th February 2018

A Macquarie Valley (NSW) netball club used their Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities grant to build a BBQ trailer that can be used for fundraisers by all local community organisations.




Art for all at the Moree Plains Gallery

Art for all at the Moree Plains Gallery

Sunday 1st January 2017

A $5,000 grant from the Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities program, funded by the Monsanto Fund, is helping the Moree Plains Gallery to play their part in a very effective partnership between government programs and the local community to support disadvantaged members of the community via a series of art workshops.


Garah reading program supports whole community

Garah reading program supports whole community

Sunday 1st March 2015

After being nominated for to the Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities grant program, the Garah P&C received a $5,000 grant thanks to the Monsanto Fund, for their “Growing greater opportunities for Garah – reading program.”



Sprinklers for Kaloma Home for the Aged

Sprinklers for Kaloma Home for the Aged

Thursday 1st January 2015

Kaloma received a $5,000 grant as part of the Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities program in 2015. The money will assist the centre as it expands to meet growing demand.