The Australian Government is investing $1.5 million in the new Community Food Grants program - a key initiative of the National Food Plan.

The program will provide small grants to support the establishment of improvement of community food initiatives, such as farmers' markets, food cooperatives, food hubs, community gardens and city farms. It will also support initiatives that address food insecurity, such as food rescue services.

Community Food Grants are open to not-for-profit organisations including, buy not limited to:

  • Farmers markets
  • Charities
  • Food rescue organisations
  • Cooperative societies
  • Indigenous or culturally and linguistically diverse groups
  • Community groups able to meet the program objectives
  • Other non-government organisations.

School and local, state and territory governments are not eligible to apply for these grants.

For further information please see the attached factsheet or visit