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Rabo Community Fund
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Rabo clients lead the Fund’s priorities

Community spirit thrives across our rural and regional townships, often driven by selfless volunteers and a 'can do' attitude. At Rabobank, we are able to tap directly into this culture thanks to our Rabo Client Councils – groups of innovative, forward-thinking clients who are our eyes and ears, helping us direct our resources to the local and industry issues where it is most needed.

Our Rabo Client Councils play a leading role prioritising initiatives, ensuring the most effective use of the Rabo Community Fund to provide practical support for our rural and ag communities.

Focus areas include building business & finance skills particularly for the next generation of farmers, succession planning support, health services (including importantly mental health), and ‘bringing the farm to the classroom’ as part of introducing ag to school curriculums.

Rabo Community Fund Stories

Rabotruck and heart truck

The RaboTruck and Heart Truck - getting to the heart of the community

In a very special convoy, a Heart of Australia truck travelled together with Rabobank’s own RaboTruck, visiting Cecil Plains and Moonie, merging knowledge sharing events with health checks.

Heels up for community, charity and good, old-fashioned fun

Heels up for community, charity and good, old-fashioned fun

A quest to line dance around Australia has put smiles on faces nationwide, and raised valuable funds for charity in the meantime.

Do you have a good idea for our rural communities or the Agri industry?


Rabo Community Fund Spotlight: Rabo Tertiary Pathways

One of Rabo Community Fund’s inaugural initiatives has been Rabo Tertiary Pathways, a scholarship program for undergraduates at select tertiary institutions.

This initiative aims to foster talent aligned with Rabobank’s vision ‘growing a better world together’ through scholarships, internships and group research work focused on topics critical to the ongoing success of agriculture globally.

The Rabo Tertiary Pathways program entails a scholarship of $15,000 per year to one student from each academic institution partner – the University of New England, the University of Sydney, Charles Sturt University, the University of Adelaide, Marcus Oldham College, James Cook University and the University of Queensland – plus unique opportunities to tap into Rabobank’s global network of knowledge-sharing resources and analysts.


Rabo Tertiary Pathways

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