Ripe for Change Grant Recipients.

Ripe for Change is a place-based community grants program delivered by Sustainable Table, in partnership with founding philanthropic partners, Morris Family Foundation and Garry White Foundation. It was designed to improve our food-system and deliver enhanced health, employment and sustainability outcomes for the population and environment.

Since 2018, over $330,000 has been awarded in food-system community grants, strong relationships have been formed and much advocacy and impact work has evolved out of these relationships. The Ripe for Change philanthropic collaboration continues to grow and welcome new partners each year.

The program is currently focused in the Mornington Peninsula, Casey and Cardinia regions of Melbourne.

2020 GRANT RECIPIENTS

During our 2020 Ripe for Change grants round, we received 42 incredible applications. We wish we could’ve funded them all, but that’s not how these things work! It was a challenging review process but ultimately we funded 17 projects a total of $132,600. We’d love to share a snapshot of these projects with you.

Young Farmers Connect

Young Farmers Connect

Delivered by: Young Farmers Connect
Region: Cardinia, Casey + Mornington Peninsula
Grant amount: $8,000

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Growing future farmers

Growing future farmers in Melbourne’s foodbowl

Delivered by: Farmer Incubator
Region: Cardinia + Mornington Peninsula
Grant amount: $20,000

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Community coolroom

Community coolroom – improving local food distribution

Delivered by: Edithvale Community Greengrocer
Region: Cardinia, Casey + Mornington Peninsula
Grant amount: $10,000

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Wellness workshops

Traditional wellness workshops

Delivered by: Wattleseed Nutrition and Dietetics
Region: Mornington Peninsula
Grant amount: $2,000

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Big mob community garden

Big mob community garden

Delivered by: Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association
Region: Mornington Peninsula
Grant amount: $8,280

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Grow it local

Grow It Local
Mornington Peninsula

Delivered by: Grow It Local, part of the Garage Sale Trail Foundation
Region: Mornington Peninsula
Grant amount: $10,000

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Regenerative agriculture

Regenerative agriculture training program

Delivered by: Western Port Catchment Landcare Network (WPCLN)
Region: Cardinia, Casey + Mornington Peninsula
Grant amount: $14,510

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Seeds of change

Seeds of change

Delivered by: The Food for Change Foundation
Region: Mornington Peninsula, Casey + Cardinia
Grant amount: $2,500

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Circle of friends

Circle of friends
a cookbook for Koo Wee Rup + surrounds

Delivered by: Koo Wee Rup Regional Health Service
Region: Cardinia
Grant amount: $2,500

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Unwanted pests

Victoria’s most unwanted pest insects

Delivered by: Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network
Region: Mornington Peninsula, Casey + Cardinia
Grant amount: $5,000

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Mt Martha Community House

Mt Martha house community garden

Delivered by: Mt Martha house community garden
Region: Mornington Peninsula
Grant amount: $2,500

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Greening the foodbank

Greening the food bank

Delivered by: Doveton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Region: Casey
Grant amount: $10,000

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Seeds are free

Seeds are free au

Delivered by: Peninsula Edible Landscapes
Region: Mornington Peninsula
Grant amount: $1,000

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Future seeds nursery

Future seeds nursery

Delivered by: Living Learning Pakenham Inc.
Region: Cardinia
Grant amount: $13,320

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Collect, connect, consume

Collect, cook, and consume: Cardinia farmed food

Delivered by: Sustain: The Australian Food Network
Region: Cardinia
Grant amount: $10,000

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Farm to fork

Farm to fork

Delivered by: The Function Group Australia
Region: Mornington Peninsula
Grant amount: $10,000

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What's bugging you

What’s bugging you?

Delivered by: Cesar
Region: Mornington Peninsula, Casey + Cardinia
Grant amount: $3,000

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2019 GRANT RECIPIENTS

During our 2019 Ripe for Change grants round, we received 45 incredible applications. We wish we could’ve funded them all, but that’s not how these things work! It was a challenging review process but ultimately we were able to fund 12 projects a total of $101,500. We’d love to share a snapshot of these projects with you, below.

Free to feed

Free to Feed’s Mornington Peninsula Food Journeys

Delivered by: Free to Feed
Region: Mornington Peninsula
Grant amount: $8,000

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Farmer incubator

Farmer Incubator Co-Farm Feasibility Study

Delivered by: Farmer Incubator Ltd
Region: Cardinia
Grant amount: $10,000

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United African Community Farm

Growing the United African Community Farm

Delivered by: United African Community Farm
Region: Cardinia
Grant amount: $10,000

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Cardinia Food Movement

Growing the Cardinia Food Movement

Delivered by: Sustain: The Australian Food Network
Region: Cardinia
Grant amount: $10,000

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Health for the homeless

Health for the Homeless

Delivered by: Endeavour Ministries (The Andrews Centre)
Region: Casey
Grant amount: $2,000

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United African Community Farm

Preying on pasture pests the IPM way

Delivered by: Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority
Region: Cardinia
Grant amount: $7,500

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Heritage farms

Local farms organic veggie boxes

Delivered by: Heritage Farm
Region: Mornington Peninsula
Grant amount: $6,500

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Southern Peninsula Food Resource Connection Program

 Southern Peninsula Food Resource Connection Program

Delivered by: Southern Peninsula Community Support & Information Centre (SPCSIC)
Region: Mornington Peninsula
Grant amount: $10,000

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Cardinia Community Kitchens

CWA Cardinia Community Kitchens

Delivered by: Country Women’s Association of Vic Inc. (CWA)
Region: Cardinia
Grant amount: $10,000

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Siri Guru Nanak Darbar

Promoting organic farming through a demonstration project at our temple site

Delivered by: Siri Guru Nanak Darbar
Region: Casey + Cardinia
Grant amount: $10,000

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Linking native pollinators with sustainable food systems

Linking Native Pollinators and Sustainable Food Systems

Delivered by: Western Port Catchment Landcare Network Inc. (WPCLN)
Region: Casey + Cardinia
Grant amount: $7,500

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Farm gate excursions

Mornington Peninsula farm gate excursions

Delivered by: 100 Mile Foodie
Region: Mornington Peninsula
Grant amount: $10,000

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