2021 Grassroots Grants Program

The Feed Appeal Grants program is focussed on supporting local charities to deliver effective and targeted food relief programs to their local community. Funding requests must directly impact, improve, and build the capacity, capability and/or efficiency of your food relief program.

Funding in the Grassroots and Rural Grassroots program is focussed on minor infrastructure, commercial quality kitchen equipment and capacity building training that will help organisations meet the demand and alleviate food insecurity in their community. 

Grassroots funding requests of between $5,000-$25,000 are available in this program.

Are you eligible for a Feed Appeal Grant?

When applying for a Grassroots grant, organisations must demonstrate that the funding will do one or more of the following:

  • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of current food relief program
  • Build capability and capacity to enable the  food relief program to meet the demand for an identified and quantified need in the local community
  • Increase the reach of the organisation’s current food relief program geographically
  • Improve economic, operational and/or functional efficiencies of food relief program

We recognise that your time is precious and your resources limited, so regardless of whether this is the first time you are applying for a Feed Appeal grant or not, we encourage you to read the comprehensive information pack in full prior to commencing your application.

The information pack provides an overview of the grant guidelines, FAQs for each section of the application and top tips for grant writers.

Download the information pack here. 

Which grant can I apply for?

Click here to check your organisation’s postcode and see which grants you are eligible to apply for.

Additional Support

To provide additional support, Feed Appeal will be hosting two live grant information webinar sessions for all potential applicants. These sessions will cover the grant guidelines, commonly asked questions about completing the application and provide an opportunity for a Q&A session at the conclusion. Applicants only need to register for one session.

Click here to register for Tuesday 16th March at 2pm 

Click here to register for Friday 19th March at 10am 

To improve communication during the busy grant period Feed Appeal has  created the 2021 Grants Facebook group. This group will provide support and prompt responses to questions that arise while applicants are completing the application forms. Feed Appeal will also communicate updates during the grant period. We encourage all applicants to join this group.

Click here to join the 2021 grants Facebook group

Need help with quotes and advice about kitchen equipment?

All kitchen equipment must be commercial grade. To support you Feed Appeal has developed a partnership with Clemtech one of Australia’s national kitchen equipment specialists.

Clemtech has provided special not-for-profit pricing and dedicated a team member to offer advice and support for applicants. We highly recommend getting a quote from Clemtech, the feedback from the 2020 recipients who used this service is that the team at Clemtech were knowledgeable, extremely helpful including sourcing of items not listed in the catalogue and competitive on price.

Successful applicants who purchased through Clemtech commented on how efficient the service was and that the delivery and installation process was smooth and took pressure off their limited resources.

Click here to download the 2021 Clemtech catalogue.

(Please contact Clemtech if the item you are looking for is not in the catalogue as they are willing to source specific items to suit applicant needs.)


Due to the likely hood that demand for grants will exceed total available funds, there is no guarantee that all eligible organisations that meet the application criteria will be successful. Feed Appeal also reserves the right to part fund applications.

2021 Grants checklist

 Download and read the information pack in full

 Register for one of the Grants webinar sessions

 Join the 2021 Grants Facebook group

Feed Appeal grant supporters