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Expanding chaplaincy services for rural Queensland schools

Community stories: 28 April 2022

Through FRRR’s Tackling Tough Times Together grant program, Scripture Union Queensland received $131,490 to support chaplaincy positions at Ravenswood State School, Charter Towers Central State School and Mareeba State School until June 2022.

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Grant awarded to Jaithmathang Traditional Ancestral Bloodline Owners Organisation (TABOO) First Nation Aboriginal Corporation

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Community stories: 28 April 2022

The Bushfire Recovery Fund grant program has recently awarded a grant of $120,000 to be paid over 3 years to indigenous organisation Jaithmathang TABOO, who are working on Country in North East Victoria to support regeneration in the landscape’s recovery from the 2019/20 bushfires and support cultural healing.  

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Unveiling of new sculpture.

Reconciliation in the town of Yea

Community stories: 22 April 2022

Yea Community Service Group successfully applied for a grant of $28,734 from the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund. The group decided that the creation of a meaningful Taungarung designed art installation was the perfect way to begin telling the true history of their shire.

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Making Dongara multicoloured

Community stories: 22 April 2022

The Dongara Patchwork Club meet in the WA fishing town of Port Denison, which is located almost four hours north of Perth. Every three years, the club hosts a ‘Hanging of the Quilts’ event to exhibit new works completed by club members and the event draws tourists into town, supporting the local arts economy. In October 2019, the Dongara Patchwork Club used a $4,403 Strengthening Rural Communities grant to fund the event.

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Kyabram teen fitness program inspires community spirit

Kyabram teen fitness program inspires community spirit

Community stories: 4 April 2022

A health and wellbeing centre has been established by Kyabram Blue Light at the town’s P-12 College thanks to $5,000 from the Gardiner Dairy Foundation Community Grants Program in partnership with Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR).

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Perpetual power for Tarana’s Bushfire Brigade

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Community stories eNews: 29 March 2022

Tarana Bushfire Brigade installed a solar powered battery backup system to ensure they would always be ready for urgent fire defence, thanks for a $25,000 VESF grant.

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Breaking the cycle in Yiyili

Community stories eNews: 29 March 2022

An SRC grant supported bike repair workshops for youth in the Yiyili community, increasing engagement in the community and learning new skills.

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Deadly Yarning & Learning – Mental Health training for young people

Community stories eNews: 29 March 2022

YACVic was supported with an IAGP grant to deliver culturally specific Mental Health First Aid Training to 20 First Nations youth in Swan Hill and Robinvale.

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Seville War Memorial ready in time for ANZAC Day

Community stories eNews: 29 March 2022

Seville Township Group operates in Victoria's Yarra Valley and aims to improve Seville for the benefit of the local community and those in the surrounding areas. They hold an FRRR Not-for-profit Fundraising...

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Bushfire recovery in action: Mighty Mallacoota

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Community stories Donor newsletter: 11 March 2022

Over the years, many community groups have received multiple grants from FRRR, and we love catching up with groups and leaders in the communities to share in the progress that's been made. Last month...

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