Costa Tomato Exchange

Well Grown Community Grants Program

Costa Tomato Exchange has initiated a Well Grown Community Grants Program to provide support for community organisations within the Guyra and Armidale regions.

Applications for our 2023 funding round closed on Monday, February 20.

2023 Successful applicants

Newling Public School
Bald Blair Public School
Guyra Junior Rugby League Spuds
Drummond Memorial Public School
Global Citizens at St Mary of the Angels Guyra
Sandon Public School
Guyra Super Spuds Rugby League Club
Armidale City Public School
Guyra Volunteer Rescue Association
Guyra Lamb & Potato Festival Committee inc.
Yarm Gwanga Preschool and Early Education Center
Guyra Bowling and Recreatin Club
Guyra United Soccer Club
Guyra Cricket Club
Armidale Neighbourhood Centre Inc
Little Bear Child Care Cottage
Guyra & District Chamber of Commerce Inc
Guyra Cycling Community
Armidale Blues Netball Club

Costa also sponsored the 2023 Guyra Show, which was held on February 17 and 18.

Sustainable Commercial Farming Principles

Community is one of Costa’s 10 Sustainable Commercial Farming Principles, which underpin our operations.

Costa operates in many rural and regional areas and is actively involved in supporting the social fabric of these communities. Our commitment is to act and behave as a responsible corporate citizen, and to work closely with communities so they can benefit both economically and socially from our ongoing presence.

We aim to support local or regional activities, events and organisations which align with the Costa values of Passion, Determination, Accountability, Sincerity and Respect and which provide clear benefits to the community.

Support will be prioritised for organisations which can demonstrate a clear connection to one or more of the following areas:

  • Fostering and supporting the development of young people.
  • Enhancing education and/or educational opportunities.
  • Supporting cultural diversity and/or creating strong community connections.
  • Environmental initiatives and activities which promote the enhancement of our environment.
  • Promoting and supporting healthy active lifestyles.
  • Indigenous initiatives/activities.
  • Promoting careers in agriculture for women.

To be considered for a grant applicants should consider how their activity/event/program provides benefits for the local community.

Applicants will need to complete an online Expression of Interest including the following details:

  • Organisation’s contact details.
  • Description of the organisation.
  • Description of the event/activity/program which funding is being applied for.
  • Benefits to the community.
  • How the event/activity/program relates to the Eligibility Criteria.
  • Details of sponsorship including promotional/advertising plans.
  • Organisations with direct links to tobacco or alcohol, negative impacts on health or the environment, or associated with risk-taking activities.
  • Events/projects that are inconsistent with the Costa values.
  • Activities which denigrate, exclude, or discrimate against minority community groups.
  • Projects, events or organisations undertaking high-risk activities or with poor occupational health and safety performance.
  • Events, projects or organisations that expose Costa to reputation or financial risks.
January 16, 20232023 expression of interest opens
5pm, Monday, February 20, 20232023 Expression of Interest closes
Monday, March 6, 2023Successful grants announced for 2023
December 20232024 Expression of Interest opens
January 2024Successful grants announced for 2024