News - Donor newsletter

A quarterly update for FRRR's generous donor partners on our donor partners on our work, and shares insights

Donor Spotlight Q&A: Kellogg’s

Donor newsletter Insights: 22 February 2021

In February 2021, we announced a new partnership with Kellogg Australia Charitable Foundation to help local communities access support to address food insecurity in their communities. We asked Esme Borgelt,...

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Donor News – October 2020

Donor newsletter: 15 October 2020

The quarterly update shares the impact of a grant for the Pittsworth Men's Shed, an update from our CEO, including how rural communities are coping with COVID, and news of $2.2 million awarded in bushfire recovery grants. There's also an interview with long-term partner The Sally Foundation.

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Donor News – August 2020

Donor newsletter: 18 August 2020

In this edition, FRRR launches our 20th anniversary celebrations, and we share details of more than $6 million in grants awarded. We also highlight how your bushfire donations are making a difference, and chat to R.M.Williams Outback Magazine editor, Mark Muller.

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Mark Muller

Donor spotlight: Mark Muller, Editor-in-Chief, R.M.Williams Publishing Pty Ltd

Donor newsletter: 13 August 2020

At the height of the bushfire crisis this past summer, R.M.Williams announced a long-term partnership with FRRR. In a recent interview, Editor-in-Chief of R.M.Williams OUTBACK magazine Mark Muller explained that the partnership came about because the company was seeking a practical, independent and respected pathway for R.M.Williams to give back across the country. He said that it was FRRR's connections and insights, as well as rigorous governance processes, that led R.M.Williams to partner with FRRR. “The grant recipients are organisations and endeavours that we wouldn't necessarily know about ourselves, but are a vital part of the underlying warp and weft of what makes communities strong.”

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Donor News – April 2020

Donor newsletter: 15 April 2020

Update from the CEO - responding to COVID-19The spirit of giving shines through the crisis - bushfiresInsights from the bushGranting updateGrant in Action: Guyra Show SocietyDonor Spotlight: Wilson Asset...

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Donor partner profile: Wilson Asset Management

Donor newsletter: 7 April 2020

Wilson Asset Management (WAM) partnered with FRRR for the first time in September 2019, after seeing the extent of the impact of the prolonged drought and bushfires on rural, regional and remote communities. WAM agreed to match donations from their network, up to $500,000 - resulting in more than $1M being donated to FRRR’s Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund.  CEO Kate Thorley shared what motivated the business to donate, and how the partnership evolved.

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Donor News – December 2019

Donor newsletter: 15 December 2019

From Natalie's Desk... A new record of $11.6M awarded via 677 grantsLaunching FRRR's 2018/19 Annual ReviewIMPACT: Legend and the LocalsINSIGHTS: The long game of disaster recoveryPartnering opportunity:...

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FRRR and TFFF – an enduring partnership

Donor newsletter: 27 September 2019

The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation has been an ardent supporter of FRRR since it first partnered with us on the Rural Education Program in 2003. Seventeen years later, we sat down to have a chat with Sam Jorgenson, TFFF's Executive Officer, to get her insights on what it's like to partner with FRRR to support rural, regional and remote communities.

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Donor News – September 2019

Donor newsletter: 15 September 2019

From Natalie's desk... An update from the grants given in the last quarter, plus meetings at Parliament HouseInsights from the bush...Renewed focus on disaster resilience and recoveryGranting updateDonor...

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Donor News – June 2019

Donor newsletter: 15 June 2019

From Natalie's Desk - The Two of Us and WATCH: Paint it and they will come - silos driving economic revivalInsights from the bush...Help us celebrate our 20th anniversaryGranting updateDonor Spotlight:...

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