News - Disaster recovery stories

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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Stanthorpe art event brings in thousands to fight social isolation

Community stories Disaster recovery stories eNews: 25 August 2021

The town of Stanthorpe, in Queensland is no stranger to hardship. After years of drought and bushfires, the community was already feeling the pressure when COVID-19 hit. Like many rural, remote, and regional...

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Port Macquarie

Make a Difference – Port Macquarie

Community stories Disaster recovery stories: 17 August 2021

Support needed now more than ever for communities hit by multiple disasters Port Macquarie, on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, is just one of many towns reeling from the effects of cumulative...

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Recovery Underway Following 2019/2020 Bushfires

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Disaster recovery stories Donor newsletter Insights: 4 March 2021

Many regional and rural communities experienced devastation as a result of the 2019/20 Black Summer fires. The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements reported that more than...

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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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Online volunteering portal for Kinglake

Community stories Disaster recovery stories: 30 November 2018

After the devastation of Bushfires, it is often the volunteers who help bring rural communities back to life. The Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House (KRNH) Inc coordinates more than 50 volunteers to run the Op Shop and regularly participate in activities at the Centre.

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Children from Arthur's Creek Primary School wearing CFA helmets

Helping little kids with their big feelings after bushfires

Community stories Disaster recovery stories: 26 April 2018

Arthurs Creek Strathewan CFA were given a $15,730 grant from the Grants for Resilience and Wellness program funded by Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund to deliver the Strathewen Primary School Fire Awareness Program, designed to support local students and help build their confidence around fire safety and preparedness.

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Foundation Barossa

Community stories Disaster recovery stories: 20 January 2017

Pinery Fire response supported by Community Foundation Account Foundation Barossa's story is a particularly good example of how FRRR’s Community Foundation Accounts are able to help a...

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Fundraising accounts blaze the way

Community stories Disaster recovery stories: 6 May 2015

This story highlights to community groups that may be faced with recovering from some of the recent natural disasters across the country how a Donation Account could make a difference to your ability to fundraise to get things back up and running.

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