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Rabo Community Fund Idea Submission

Rabo Community Fund criteria and examples

As a cooperative Rabobank has a rich history of community engagement and now, thanks to the Rabo Community Fund, we can make an even bigger impact across rural communities. With the aim of tangibly and meaningfully contributing to the vibrancy and resilience of rural New Zealand, the Rabo Community Fund will be used to support local grassroots initiatives, identified by our clients in the heart of the community.

Our network of Rabo Client Councils are our eyes and ears in the community. With a vision of owning the food and agribusiness space in New Zealand, the Rabo Client Councils play a vitally important role in both helping the bank to identify and address the concerns of New Zealand’s regional communities and in ensuring that its strategy, products and services remain relevant to its client’s needs.

This fund is not intended as a grants program, but is there to address the wider challenges in agriculture at a local level, such as building industry capacity, addressing labour and skills shortages and helping rural communities transition to the future of farming.

Check our criteria and examples first, if you tick all the boxes, follow the steps below to apply:

  • Please download the PDF application form
  • Fill out the application online using PDF software or, print, complete and scan
  • Upload the final application in the "Share Your Idea" section below
  • Please read and agree to our privacy notice and consent before submitting your idea
  • Click the button below to attach and send the form
  • We will respond to you as soon as our team has reviewed your application

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The personal information we collect from you in this form will be used for the purposes of assessing your idea for the Rabo Community Fund. If you do not identify yourself in the form, we will not be able to contact you to discuss your idea. The information we collect will be shared with the Rabobank New Zealand Group (including Rabobank New Zealand Limited) and may also be shared overseas with the Rabobank Australia Group. For more information about how we handle your privacy or if you want to gain access to or seek correct or your personal information or have a privacy-related complaint, please refer to our Privacy policy Statement available on our website at