Coles has pledged to provide $5 million in grants and interest-free loans from its Nurture Fund to help farmers across Australia combat drought.
- A fundraising appeal for CWA’s drought relief efforts whereby customers can donate $2, $5, $10 or an amount of their choice at any Coles checkout across Australia;
- $5 million in grants or interest free loans from the Coles Nurture Fund for farmers who have a project which will help them to combat drought in the future; and
- Coles is supporting its grass fed beef suppliers by buying their livestock as grain fed beef if the farmers have been forced to feed grain to their cattle during the drought.
Already over the past year, Coles has provided over half a million dollars in grants to farmers who applied to the Coles Nurture Fund to implement initiatives to make them less dependent on rain.