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A dino-mite upgrade for the Eromanga Natural History Museum

Community stories eNews: 28 January 2021

Located 1,000 km from Brisbane in the southwest of Queensland, Eromanga has a big claim to fame. The rural town, hidden deep in the outback of Australia, may only be 119 residents – but the biggest...

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Learning the love of literacy

Community stories: 11 January 2021

Daylesford is around 105 km north west of Melbourne. Like any small town, some children struggle with certain aspects of their learning, which can have a significant impact on their mental health and...

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Mobile skate park launches in Coolamon Shire

Community stories: 11 January 2021

A mobile skate park was the creative solution the communities of Matong and Ganmain came up with to provide a sense of place and belonging for the younger people in their communities. The Coolamon Shire Council received a $25,000 Tailored Grant, funded by The Berrembed Trust, to purchase and install the necessary infrastructure, which is shared between the communities on a rotational basis.

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Inspiring a new generation of hope for rural and regional Victoria

Community stories: 11 January 2021

The Rotary Club of Beaufort in Rotary District 9780 received a $6,000 Tailored Grant from FRRR, funded with the support of the Geoff and Helen Handbury Foundation, to run a three-day vocational experience. The grant saw 29 students from small farming communities, isolated properties and larger towns serviced by surrounding agricultural enterprises, develop their self-confidence and ability to present their agricultural business aspirations.

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Let us grow together

Community stories: 22 December 2020

Nagambie Healthcare has provided aged care services since 1926, and understands the challenges their residents have faced from living in such remote areas. To create a stronger sense of connection across the different generations, Nagambie Healthcare created a community garden, where residents and locals can come together to share their knowledge and passion for gardening.

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The town with a big heart – playground upgrade

Community stories: 22 December 2020

Saddleworth in South Australia is a small rural town with a big heart. With less than 500 people, it’s a tight-knit community where the residents easily walk from one end of town to the next in 20 minutes.  The...

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Young lives matter – technology can help

Community stories: 22 December 2020

When faced with the heartbreaking reality of rising deaths among young people, the team at Byron Youth Service (BYS) stepped in to remind their community that young lives matter, and that everyone deserves...

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Students in a classroom with their teacher learning about science.

Science fun for the Central Highlands

Community stories: 22 December 2020

The regional town of Emerald, situated in the Central Highlands Region of Queensland, is having a tough time. The area is experiencing a severe drought, which is having a significant impact on the town’s...

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Bundaleer Forest’s Nature Play Area

Annual Review stories Community stories: 22 December 2020

Nestled in the heart of the Bundaleer Forest lies a quiet haven where local South Australian families can visit to reconnect with nature, and each other. Just eight kilometres from Jamestown, the picnic...

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Crab and pelican sculpture by the sea, made by Nambucca High students

Students ready for work in Nambucca Heads

Annual Review stories Community stories: 21 December 2020

When teachers at Nambucca Heads High School in northern NSW decided to embark on a practical vocational skills program to help their students become job-ready, the community came on board to help out. Principal...

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