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

Grants continue to support Black Summer bushfire recovery

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 26 November 2020

FRRR, in partnership with News Corp, has awarded 18 communities impacted by the Black Summer bushfires a total of $341,280 in grants for 20 projects that will support the recovery of their communities.

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Local BTS partners sought in bushfire-affected areas

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 6 October 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal is seeking local partners in bushfire-affected LGAs to help with the distribution of more than $767,000 in $50 vouchers thanks to a special bushfire recovery stream of FRRR's Back to School program.

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More than $400,000 in grants awarded for Bushfire Recovery

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 29 September 2020

FRRR, in partnership with News Corp, has awarded a further $410,159 in grants to support the recovery of rural communities impacted by the Black Summer bushfires. News Corp has also announced it will be adding a further donation of $500,000 to top up the News Corp Bushfire Fund to $1.5 million.

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Visy Tumut Region Recovery Fund supports a further 13 community-led projects

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 12 August 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, in partnership with the Pratt Foundation, has granted a further $241,386, through the he Visy Tumut Region Recovery Fund, to support 13 community-led projects in the Snowy Valleys region.

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Grants help create sanctuaries for fire-affected youth

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 9 July 2020

Sony Foundation Australia, together with FRRR, have today announced two grants that will help young people in Mallacoota, VIC and Ulladulla, NSW, affected by last summer’s bushfires.

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Families in bushfire-affected communities receive help getting Back to School

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 30 June 2020

FRRR ran a special round of its Back to School program, which provides $50 gift vouchers to students in rural communities. Nearly 4,000 students impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires have been given a helping hand with replacements for the essential school items they lost during summer's bushfires.

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Grants help put local people in charge of recovery

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 30 June 2020

Thanks to support from R.M.Williams and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, FRRR has awarded two $25,000 grants to support the Orara Valley and the Blue Mountains in their recovery from the 2019/20 Summer bushfires.

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Nearly $140,000 in grants for bushfire-affected communities

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 25 June 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal has awarded $138,815 in grants for 12 community-led projects in rural, regional and remote communities impacted by the Summer bushfires, through its Strengthening Rural Communities program. In total, this round of SRC saw 89 community projects across Australia share in $912,986 in grants.

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News Corp Bushfire Recovery Program grants awarded

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 18 June 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, in partnership with News Corp Australia, has awarded $368,386 to support 21 projects across the country that will help in the recovery of rural, regional and remote communities impacted by the summer bushfires.

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Visy Tumut Region Recovery Fund awards further grants

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 5 May 2020

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, in partnership with the Pratt Foundation, has granted a further $79,600 to support four projects that will help Tumut Region communities recover from the recent bushfires. This is in addition to the $649,150 in grants that have already been awarded through the Fund.

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