News - Donor newsletter

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

Progress update: November 2021

Donor newsletter: 17 November 2021

In the last quarter, we approved grants of $5.43M in grants to support 230 projects via 10 programs. The average success rate was 48% - this was from 481 requests, seeking $12.49M. Ninety percent of successful...

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Insights from the bush – November 2021

Donor newsletter: 17 November 2021

Our Program Portfolio Leads recently presented to the FRRR board on some of the common issues and themes emerging in funding requests that we are receiving from community groups, and through conversations with local community leaders.

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Donor Spotlight: Pinnacle Charitable Foundation

Donor newsletter: 17 November 2021

Mary Jung has a dual role with Pinnacle Investment Management – as the Community Investment Manager for the company, and as the CEO and Company Secretary of the philanthropic arm of the company, which is the Pinnacle Charitable Foundation.

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Donor News – September 2021

Donor newsletter: 10 September 2021

In our September newsletter we launch the Heartbeat of Rural Australia Research Study to gauge how community groups and Not-for-Profits are faring. We profile a partnership with one of our valued donors, Portland House Foundation, who have been partnered with FRRR since 2013 to provide support Victoria's remote, rural and regional communities. We've also outlined partnering opportunities, and provided our usual granting snapshot and insights from our Program Managers on common themes emerging from our connection and outreach activities within communities.

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Portland House Foundation

Donor Spotlight: Portland House Foundation

Donor newsletter: 7 September 2021

Portland House Foundation (PHF) is a family foundation based in Melbourne, working in partnership with FRRR to to support Victoria’s remote, rural and regional communities.

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Donor News – May 2021

Donor newsletter: 24 June 2021

Our May newsletter profiles a partnership with one of our newer donors, Thankful4Farmers, who generously support the Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program. We've also outlined partnering opportunities, and provided our usual granting snapshot and insights from our Program Managers on common themes emerging from our connection and outreach activities within communities. (Photo: Dr Juliette Milbank)

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Insights from the bush

Donor newsletter Insights: 28 May 2021

“The last 14-15 months have been a surreal and challenging time for our community. We are definitely in the recovery stage and hope to move into the rebuild stage in the next 12 months. During this...

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Donor Spotlight: Thankful4Farmers

Donor newsletter Insights: 28 May 2021

Thankful4Farmers in one of FRRR’s newest donor partners who are generously supporting our latest program Future Drought Fund's Networks to Build Drought Resilience program, which seeks to help agriculture-dependent...

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Sitting together and speaking up in WA’s mid-west

Community stories Donor newsletter: 26 May 2021

In Coorow, WA, a rural town 270km north of Perth, the Coorow Community Resource Centre (CCRC) provides professional and friendly services to the community, from access to information through to community...

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Donor News – March 2021

Donor newsletter: 9 March 2021

In this first quarterly update of the year, we share stories of drought resilience, an update from our CEO, including how rural communities are on the frontline of many global risks rural communities and the 12-month anniversary following the Black Summer Bushfires. There's also an interview with our new partner Kellogg Australia Charitable Foundation and several fundraising opportunities.

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