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West Coast Connect takes locals down the garden path to employment

Community stories: 30 April 2021

West Coast Connect in Tasmania, used an FRRR grant to introduce horticulture training into Queenstown, enhancing employment opportunities for local jobseekers.

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‘Chappy’ supports Clarke Creek’s recovery

Community stories: 30 April 2021

In the remote locality of Clarke Creek in Queensland, in the absence of a township, the Clarke Creek State School acts as the community hub. Following devastation from Cyclone Debbie, the P&C Association saw a heightened need for additional support for the school’s 17 students, and applied to FRRR’s In a Good Place program to fund an increase in attendance by their beloved school chaplain.

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Wingham’s plan to keep the circus in town

Community stories: 30 March 2021

Circatus' Train the Trainer project in Wingham develops local skills to enhance the capacity and sustainability of an important creative outlet for youth.

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“Thankyou for building a park in Woolomin for us kids.”

Community stories: 24 March 2021

In the drought declared town of Woolomin, NSW, the local kids had nowhere safe to meet and play outside of school. The Tamworth Regional Council partnered with the Woolomin Recreation Reserve Committee to bring the local school children’s dreams (and designs!) to life, with the support of $15000 through the Tackling Tough Times Together program.

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Leatherwork strengthens the social fabric in Lockyer Valley

Community stories eNews: 24 March 2021

An innovative program drawing on the personal experience of its founder’s family is making an impact on veterans and current service personnel in Queensland’s Lockyer Valley. Bootstraps is...

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DeadlyScience – Inspiring a new generation of scientists in remote Australia

Community stories eNews: 24 March 2021

Did you know that some schools in remote Australian communities might have as few as 15 books in their library? That discovery in 2017 prompted Corey Tutt to start sourcing and supplying resources...

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Grant helps the show go on in Bega

Community stories: 16 March 2021

Funded through the In a Good Place grant program, My Black Dog’ was a powerful youth-centric research and performance project, that set out to learn about and support the mental health of young people living in the regional community of the Bega Valley, NSW.

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Shed helps create a community and strengthen networks

Community stories: 11 March 2021

About 70 km north of Roma, in Queensland’s Maranoa district, there is a crossroad, a place that most people pass by. It’s not a barren area - it has its own sense of beauty, but it is not an easy...

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Managing for dry times in Hovell’s Creek

Community stories: 5 March 2021

The impact of investing in resilience Hovells Creek Landcare (HCL), NSW received an FRRR grant to support a series of workshops to increase land management knowledge and strategies, at the same time...

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Drought recovery – GLENRAC style

Community stories Disaster recovery stories Donor newsletter: 2 March 2021

GLENRAC received a grant to deliver workshops to the Glen Innes farming community focusing on drought management techniques and sustainable agriculture.

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