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PO Box 447|HAMILTON 3240|PHONE : 0800 327 646|EMAIL: asteyn@fedfarm.org.nz

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Principal members

ANZ National Bank Ltd

Federated Farmers of NZ

Pioneer Brand Products

Associate members

Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ltd

Donaghys Industries Ltd

Landcorp Farming Ltd

PGG Wrightson

Syngenta Crop Protection Ltd

Rural Communities Trust

c/- Federated Farmers

PO Box 447

Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton 3240



0800 327 646  

For information please contact

Funding Priorities



Individuals with specific health, educational, or social needs (Social includes sporting and cultural), living in rural areas, with an application which is well documented and supported, and which fall outside the criteria for Government agency assistance.



Rural community groups and organisations who have shown some self help, and require top-up assistance for specific projects.



Rural community groups and or individuals who may have received assistance from Government agencies, or other funding groups who require top-up assistance.




As a general rule, the Trust will not fund overseas travel.


For more information please contact:


The Administrator

The Rural Communities Trust

c/- Federated Farmers

PO Box 715

Wellington 6140


Telephone: 0800 327 646

Email: asteyn@fedfarm.org.nz



Funding policy and priorities

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The Rural Communities Trust defines ‘rural’ as a town or district of less than 2,000 people, or slightly larger, or being resident in a rural district with a rural delivery (RD) address.


Please note: funding availability in each round is limited. Trustees prefer to allocate funding for specific item(s).