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HEADING: COVID funding boosts Family Support in Singleton. IMAGE: Two women facing the camera.

COVID funding boosts Family Support in Singleton

Community stories: 29 September 2022

For 33 years families from Singleton and surrounding areas experiencing life challenges – from domestic violence to anxiety in young people - have been coming to Singleton Family Support for therapeutic counselling, family capacity building, education and wellbeing programs. A $49,500 COVID Regional Community Support Program grant will allow them to increase their staff time.

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HEADING: Partnership helps put communities 'In a Good Place'. IMAGE: Hoofbeats Sanctuary sign.

Partnership helps put communities ‘In a Good Place’

Community stories: 28 September 2022

Jeremy Yipp and Lauren Clair from our partners at CCI Giving recently joined one of our team meetings as part of an overview of the CCI Giving / FRRR partnership, which supports mental health in remote, rural and regional Australia, to discuss the "awesomeness" that is the In a Good Place (IAGP) program.

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Community-driven regional health solutions

Community stories: 28 September 2022

Funded through an FRRR Enhancing Country Health Outcomes (ECHO) grant in 2020, Northern District Community Health (NDCH) is making the good use of their $115,000 grant, funded by Beyond Medical Education. They have employed Emily Wood as Buloke, Loddon and Gannawarra (BLG) Project Coordinator, and are leveraging a truly inspirational health partnership spanning three Local Government Areas and multiple health services.

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HEADING: New life for the Katanning pool hall. IMAGE: Big group shot in revamped pool hall.

New life for the Katanning pool hall

Community stories: 28 September 2022

Thanks to a $10,000 Strengthening Rural Communities grant, funded by IKEA Australia, the Katanning and Districts Pool Association was able to revamp the ageing pool hall and add a meal preparation and serving area.

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HEADING: Forging friendships and recovery. IMAGE: Members of the Kingscote Men's Shed with the upgraded jetty trolly.

Forging friendships and recovery

Community stories: 28 September 2022

The Kingscote Men’s Shed received a $3,683 Strengthening Rural Communities grant to support recovery from the 2019/20 bushfires that devastated much of Kangaroo Island, by restoring an historic jetty trolley.

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Tiwi Enterprises strengthening their community

Community stories: 15 September 2022

On the Tiwi Islands, 80km north of Darwin in the NT, Tiwi Enterprises strives for the economic betterment of Tiwi people and their community. They were supported through FRRR's SRC program.

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HEADING: Combatting COVID with Care. IMAGE: Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare Logo.

Combatting COVID with Care

Community stories COVID Recovery eNews: 31 August 2022

Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare received a $13,500 grant from the COVID Regional Community Support program, funded by the New South Wales Government.

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HEADING: New wheels for Eventide residents. IMAGE: Three Evertide residents sitting on the near gold buggy.

New wheels for Eventide residents

Community stories eNews: 31 August 2022

Thanks to a $10,000 Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) grant supported by Ian Rollo Currie Foundation, Evertide Lutheran Homes was able to purchase a golf buggy that has been assisting with the transport of residents with mobility and sight issues around the facility.

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HEADING: Laughter at Lucky Bay. IMAGE: Playground at Lucky Bay.

Laughter at Lucky Bay

Community stories eNews: 31 August 2022

The Lucky Bay Shack Owners Association sought $51,597 through the Tackling Tough Times Together grant program to purchase new playground equipment.

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Rathdowney Memorial Grounds

Building back better in Rathdowney

Community stories Disaster recovery stories eNews: 16 August 2022

RMGA received a $15,000 Rebuilding Futures grant funded by Suncorp Group that allowed them to repair the equestrian arena, and to mitigate the impacts of future flood events on the Rathdowney Memorial Grounds.

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