The a2 Milk Company will provide funding up to $500,000 in the first year of a new initiative to support sustainable dairy farming projects in New Zealand.
The Farm Sustainability Fund is a collaboration between The a2 Milk Company and Lincoln University, New Zealand's only specialist land-based university. It will provide grants for farm projects that demonstrate an integrated approach to a sustainable future and enable a positive and meaningful impact across the community and environment.
The Fund is open to New Zealand farms that supply milk under contract with Mataura Valley Milk Limited or Synlait Milk Limited for use in the manufacture of products for The a2 Milk Company.
Applications for this year’s awards will be open from 23 May and close on 4 July 2022.
Awards will be made on the basis of Assessment Criteria that include alignment with The a2 Milk Company’s sustainability objectives and one or more of its key environmental improvement themes:
* Lowering greenhouse gas emissions
* Increasing on-farm carbon sequestration
* Improving farm system resilience
* Improving water quality and efficiency
* Enhancing on-farm biodiversity
* Animal wellbeing/health
* Managing and improving soil health
Applications will be assessed by The a2 Milk Company and Lincoln University New Zealand Farm Sustainability Fund Investment Committee.
Funding is generally available up to $35,000 (GST excl.) per award.
Further information about the Farm Sustainability Fund:
- Application form