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Insights from the Bush: May 2022

Donor newsletter Insights: 30 May 2022

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 from conversations...

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Rural, regional and remote philanthropy: leadership at the intersections

Rural, regional and remote philanthropy: leadership at the intersections

Insights: 11 February 2022

The Australian Philanthropic Services and Fiona Higgins spoke with FRRR’s CEO Natalie Egleton and Chairman Tim Fairfax AC.

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The Great Resignation or the Volunteer Revolution?

Insights Thought leadership: 10 February 2022

People Portfolio Lead, Alli Mudford, discusses reshaping the concept of 'The Great Resignation' as a 'volunteer revolution' in rural communities.

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Reflections from the rural heartland: transitioning from relief agency to community ally

Reflections from the rural heartland: transitioning from relief agency to community ally

eNews Insights: 13 December 2021

Having worked at a community level for 5 years now, most recently as a Program Coordinator and Community Development Officer for Blackall Tambo Regional Council, Jaimee-Lee Prow has experienced first-hand the generosity and good intentions that relief agencies have when it comes to drought in remote, rural, and regional communities. However, these good intentions often don’t translate into practical and accessible support at a grassroots level. Here she shares her story.

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Rural women leading from the front in responding to a changing climate

Insights: 15 November 2021

Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lead, Nina O'Brien, discusses the efforts made by local people, particularly women, to build community resilience to drought.

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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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Disasters: time to evolve disaster philanthropy in Australia

Insights: 1 April 2021

FRRR's CEO, Natalie Egleton, explains the Foundation's approach to supporting disaster recovery and why it's time to evolve disaster philanthropy in Australia.

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Insights from our team – Q2 of FY2021

Donor newsletter Insights: 4 March 2021

Over the last few months, our team has continued to connect with communities around the country. It’s still primarily virtual, but that still gives us a strong understanding of what’s happening in...

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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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