News - 2020 bushfire recovery

FRRR has a long history of supporting bushfire-affected communities in their recovery. In early 2020, there was a very generous response from the philanthropic and corporate sectors, as well as hundreds of individuals, in response to FRRR's appeal for funds to support the medium to long-term recovery of fire-affected communities.

This page is designed to make it easy for these generous donors to see how we are distributing these funds, and how FRRR is supporting the ongoing recovery of these communities.

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Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that from time to time, articles may contain images or comments from deceased persons.

These grants are collaboratively and generously supported by the following donors:

adidas      Amanda Toone     Arcare Family Foundation      Arthur Laundy      Australian Community Media's South Coast is Calling initiative      Barker Trailers     Bowness Family Foundation      Brasher Family Foundation      Center for Disaster Philanthropy     Charter Hall      Chefs on the Run      Chrysanthemum Foundation      Clarity Workplace Solutions      EnergyAustralia      Entertainment Industry Foundation      Fire Fight Australia Fund      Friends of FRRR      GlobalGiving      Grace and Emilio Foundation      Herbert Smith Freehills      IKEA Australia      Jeunesse Kids Foundation      McKinsey and Company      Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust      Metamorphic Foundation      Morgans Foundation Limited      Morris Family Foundation      Muscle Nation      Nelson Alexander Charitable Foundation      News Corp      Origin Energy Foundation      Paul Ramsay Foundation      Pepper Australia      Percy Baxter Charitable Trust      Portland House Foundation      R.M.Williams      Recochem Inc      Redbubble      REIV Charitable Foundation      Sidney Myer Fund      Sony Foundation Australia      Stage 5 Australasia P/L      Stockland CARE Foundation      Suncorp Group      Tabcorp Holdings Ltd      The Jack Brockhoff Foundation      The Laneway Festival      The Pratt Foundation      The Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation      The Waislitz Family Foundation, in partnership with Australian Community Media      Thoms Family Endowment - a sub-fund of the AET Foundation      UNICEF Australia      Vicinity Centres

More than $1M hits the ground in rural communities across the country

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 22 September 2021

Ninety locally-led initiatives that are set to strengthen remote, rural and regional communities across Australia are sharing in $1,057,044 in funding, thanks to FRRR’s Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) grant program.

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Bega and Glen Innes community groups receive funding

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 26 August 2021

FRRR has awarded eight grants totalling $280,000 to a range of local community groups across Bega Valley and Glen Innes Severn through the INFPC program.

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Volunteer Emergency Services Fund awards more than $300,000 in grants

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 25 August 2021

FRRR has awarded more than $300,000 in grants to volunteer emergency services organisations impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires for local disaster recovery and preparedness projects.

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Support continues for students impacted by Black Summer bushfires

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 24 June 2021

More than 6,800 students and families in places recovering from the 2019/20 bushfires will head Back to School in semester 2 with a little extra support.

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Rural communities recovering from bushfires awarded more than $600,000 in grants

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 9 June 2021

Through its SRC program, FRRR has awarded $637,908 in grants for 33 initiatives to support community recovery following the 2019/2020 summer bushfire

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Grants provide important support for bushfire-affected communities

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 31 March 2021

FRRR, in partnership with News Corp Australia, has awarded $279,940 in grants to support 12 projects in communities impacted by the Black Summer bushfires.

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More than $640,000 in bushfire recovery funding distributed

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 16 March 2021

FRRR has awarded $642,481 in grants to help seed and strengthen the recovery of regions impacted by the Black Summer bushfires, through its SRC program.

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Recovery Underway Following 2019/2020 Bushfires

2020 bushfire recovery Disaster recovery stories Donor newsletter Insights: 4 March 2021

Many regional and rural communities experienced devastation as a result of the 2019/20 Black Summer fires. The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements reported that more than...

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A little help going a long way

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 23 February 2021

More than 5,400 students and families in places devasted by the Black Summer bushfires are being given a helping hand at the start the new school year.

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More than $580,000 in grants to strengthen bushfire recovery

2020 bushfire recovery: 19 January 2021

Thirty-four projects set to seed and strengthen the recovery of communities affected by the 2019-20 bushfires are sharing in $589,945 in grants, thanks to aa special stream of bushfire recovery funding via FRRR's Strengthening Rural Communities program.

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