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Digitally connecting King Island

Community stories: 28 February 2024

The King Island Regional Development Organisation (KIRDO) is a not-for-profit, community-run business centre on King Island. Located in the middle of Bass Strait between the Tasmanian mainland and Victoria,...

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Fundraising in focus: Mycelia Renewables

Community stories: 28 February 2024

Mycelia Renewables has partnered with FRRR to fundraise, using a Not-for-Profit Fundraising Account, to support and enable circular economy initiatives with Traditional Owners, rural business and regional communities.

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A crowd of people enjoy the Kyabram Tastes & Tunes street festival.

Kyabram’s Tastes & Tunes Festival

Community stories: 7 February 2024

A Gardiner Foundation Community grant funded the entertainment component of the Kyabram Development Committee's Tastes & Tunes Festival.

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Three girls sitting around a table building Lego to develop STEM skills.

IncrediGirls makes for incredible learning opportunities

Community stories: 7 February 2024

A Gardiner Foundation Community grant has helped the Welshpool and District Primary School address the gender imbalance through their IncrediGirls program.

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Reconnecting community in South Purrumbete

Community stories eNews: 31 January 2024

The South Purrumbete community banded together to save the disused Recreation Reserve building with a vision to create a vibrant community hub.

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Tools, tech and transformation

Community stories eNews: 31 January 2024

A $20,000 Networks to Build Drought Resilience grant enabled UNFS to deliver the ‘Tools, Tech and Transformation’ workshop for farmers and agribusinesses.

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Marine Rescue Bermagui base refurbishment

Community stories eNews: 31 January 2024

A $24,933 Volunteer Emergency Services Fund grant, funded by the Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch Foundation, has enabled fit out of the newly refurbished Volunteer Marine Rescue Bermagui base on the south coast of NSW.

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Bruny Island Billabong playground brings community together

Community stories eNews: 31 January 2024

Bruny Island District School’s Parents & Friends Committee achieved much more than they hoped for when they upgraded the playground that focuses on children up to five.

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Mural on toilet block.

Snowtown’s picture perfect loo

Community stories eNews: 21 November 2023

Snowtown Centenary Park received an FRRR Strengthening Rural Communities grant to paint murals on their toilet block.

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Hawkesbury’s tech connect project

Community stories eNews: 21 November 2023

The Hawkesbury City Council received a Rebuilding Futures grant funded by the Suncorp Group to improve community access to technology, post floods.

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