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A screengrab of a live streamed performance during the Gunbalanya Music Showcase - October 2020

Injalak Arts celebrates contemporary culture in Gunbalanya

Annual Review stories Community stories: 26 October 2021

Injalak Arts have used a $10,000 Strengthening Rural Communities grant to create The Mankarre Project. The project is centered around meaningful activities for people in community by celebrating local song and performance.

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A woman in a rainbow striped shirt in the midst of painting a colourful mural of flora and fauna.

Pambula paintings given pride of place

Annual Review stories Community stories: 21 October 2021

Professional artists from the Bega Valley are invigorating Pambula Village with vibrant and colourful large-scale artworks, thanks to a bushfire recovery initiative.

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Local place-making in Mirboo North

Annual Review stories Community stories: 20 October 2021

The Mirboo North and District Community Foundation (MNDCF) partners with FRRR, through a Community Foundation Fundraising Account, which has helped them raise vital funds for priority community projects by leveraging FRRR’s special tax status to attract donations.

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Farmers Fighting Climate Change

Annual Review stories Community stories: 20 October 2021

Farmers for Climate Action established a Fundraising Account with FRRR in 2017 to allow them to leverage FRRR’s special tax status to bolster their fundraising.

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Staying connected in protecting the desert

Annual Review stories Community stories: 20 October 2021

The Indigenous Desert Alliance empowers Indigenous people managing Australia's desert country to realise their social, cultural, environmental and economic aspirations.

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Two women sit on top of commercial washing machines, smiling

Laundry enterprise benefits social fabric of Byron Bay

Annual Review stories Community stories: 11 October 2021

The SHIFT Project Byron Bay is a short-term educational transition program for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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Heywire adulting workshop for Headspace Wagga Wagga

Headspace Wagga Wagga provides crash course in “Adulting”

Annual Review stories Community stories: 7 October 2021

Headspace Wagga Wagga has teamed up with Youth Reference Group to create a series of videos to help the transition into adulthood easier for the teenagers of Wagga Wagga and surrounding communities.

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Catering for the crowds in Hannaford

Annual Review stories Community stories: 7 October 2021

The small rural town of Hannaford in southern QLD is battling what would seem to be an endless drought. Hannaford Club Inc has been hosting countless fundraising events that required the upgrade of their catering equipment to better serve their community.

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Dancing in the Dirt

Annual Review stories Community stories: 7 October 2021

Cumulative disaster in Jerramungup, Western Australia, has the Fitzgerald Biosphere Group using a Strengthening Rural Communities grant to fund Dancing in the Dirt, a night where the residents can take their minds off a year of severe drought.

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The Orroroo rotunda rebuild close to completion

Heritage Hotspot

Annual Review stories Community stories: 6 October 2021

The township of Orroroo in South Australia are familiar with the challenges that come from extreme drought. With a Tackling Tough Times Together grant they were able to design plans to build the Black Rock Woolpress, a tourist destination for visitors.

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