Impacts and Grants in Action
Granting across the country
Most funds awarded went to outer regional or rural areas (49%), with 18% going to remote or very remote areas (excludes distributions made via fundraising accounts).
As in previous years, most of the funding was distributed predominantly on the east coast, which aligns both to the national population distribution but also reflects the location and preferences of most of FRRR’s donor partners.
Most funds went to NSW ($8,054,393 via 305 grants), followed by Victoria ($4,807,433 via 280 grants). This also reflects the increased granting into areas affected by the Black Summer bushfires.
We saw a slight decrease in the proportion of grants awarded to TAS, WA and SA. This correlates with the impacts of the bushfires being mostly on the east coast, but also reflects the limited outreach we were able to do in those states, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Pleasingly though, figures for the NT rose on the back of targeted grantseeker workshops and ongoing virtual engagement, with a 43% increase in the funds awarded compared to last year.