Grower donations to assist Eyre Peninsula community

PROGRAM: Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation director Barbara Schmidt. The foundation is seeking support from farmers in the form of a grain donation to help community groups. Photo: Supplied

PROGRAM: Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation director Barbara Schmidt. The foundation is seeking support from farmers in the form of a grain donation to help community groups. Photo: Supplied

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation (EPCF) is seeking support from farmers to get involved in its grain donation program.

The farming community remains pivotal to Eyre Peninsula and its future, with the region's farmers understanding that Eyre Peninsula's lifestyle and culture is shaped by many people investing their time, energy and funds - where possible - to support the community infrastructure and services that enhance local liveability, the foundation said.

Some farmers make their contribution by choosing to donate a small part of their crop to support local services and clubs, and the foundation is offering the opportunity for farmers to donate a small amount of grain this harvest season.

The value will be added to the Foundation Corpus, where it will live and attract income to enhance the grant program and help to future-proof Eyre Peninsula through empowering action at the local level.

Since 2008, EPCF has provided almost $178,000 in 106 separate grants to local community groups across the region, distributing interest and dividends earned from donated funds held in perpetuity in the corpus.

The foundation said a grain donation was simple to do and would make a difference every year.

EPCF manages a growing base of donated funds and works with philanthropic and other partners to ensure the best possible value and impact from each of its community projects, regional student advancement and home hospice services on Eyre Peninsula.

To learn about its grain donation program or any other aspect of the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation, contact Susan at admin@epcf.com.au or 0400 685 520, or visit epcf.com.au.