Annual Review 2022/23

A message from our CEO

FRRR CEO Natalie Egleton speaking to another woman who's back is to the camera.

I am very pleased to share FRRR’s FY 2022/23 Annual Review, reporting on another year of impact for FRRR.

We saw the largest number of applications in our 23-year history, signalling both that life is getting back to ‘normal’ following COVID but also highlighting the challenges in securing funding in remote, rural and regional communities for the things that matter locally.

Through our many powerful partnerships we distributed a record $22.5M through 1,158 grants in more than 550 locations, covering more than 50% of Local Government Areas in Australia. While we’re proud of this increased reach, there were still around 440 important, funding-ready projects that we could not support. Our goal is for communities to be resourced to pursue projects that matter to them, and that deliver contextual and innovative responses to our country’s most challenging issues.

Our work would not be possible without our generous supporters and I appreciate the trust that you continue to place in FRRR to reach those communities most in need. I also acknowledge the outstanding dedication of our staff and the support of our Board and committee members.

While this report looks back on what we’ve achieved, we continue to look forward, reviewing and refreshing our granting operations processes and focusing on our future sustainability, so we can continue the important capacity building, community engagement and insights work FRRR undertakes alongside our granting.

We invite you to explore some of the stories of impact that we’ve achieved together, as well as more about the areas where we’ll be focusing in the coming years.

As ever, I welcome your feedback or questions.

Natalie Egleton
on Dja Dja Wurrung Country

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