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IRCF, Junee, NSW, community grants

Philanthropic funding for rural NSW grantseeker provides $2.4 million return on investment

Media releases: 17 May 2022

While drought is out of the media spotlight, for many communities it is still a very real and significant issue. FRRR’s Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program has just awarded $86,083 to nine community initiatives in remote, rural and regional communities across Australia still dealing with the impacts of drought.

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Support continues for communities tackling drought

Media releases: 11 May 2022

While drought is out of the media spotlight, for many communities it is still a very real and significant issue. FRRR’s Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program has just awarded $86,083 to nine community initiatives in remote, rural and regional communities across Australia still dealing with the impacts of drought.

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Free capacity building workshops for Bega Valley’s community sector

Media releases: 4 May 2022

Two free capacity building workshops for people volunteering or working in Bega Valley’s not-for-profit and community sector are now available, thanks to FRRR’s Investing in Not-for-Profit Capacity in Regional NSW program.

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$300,000 for COVID relief work in regional NSW

COVID Recovery Media releases: 28 April 2022

Local groups and not-for-profit organisations that incurred costs while delivering food, personal care items and other essentials during COVID lockdowns are being reimbursed for some of the costs of delivery thanks to a NSW Government program administered by FRRR.

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Rural mental health initiatives given a funding boost

Media releases: 20 April 2022

Remote, rural and regional communities across Australia can apply now for grants through FRRR’s In a Good Place (IAGP) program to support community-driven activities focused on mental health and wellbeing. Offered in partnership with CCI giving, there is $200,000 available through grants of up to $20,000 for projects that support vulnerable community members at risk of, or experiencing, mental health issues.

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FRRR and CCI Giving make further five-year commitment to rural mental health

Media releases: 6 April 2022

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) and CCI Giving have agreed to a five-year extension to their partnership and national grants program, In a Good Place (IAGP). This means that the grant program will now run until at least 2027.

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FRRR welcomes extension of DGR1 to Rural Community Foundations

Media releases (soft launch): 30 March 2022

FRRR has today welcomed the extension of DGR-1 status for the country’s regional Community Foundations, which was confirmed in Tuesday night’s Budget announcements. This special status means that they can now directly receive tax deductible donations from a broader range of donors to support more place-based philanthropy, which FRRR has long-championed.

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$700,000 in grants available for NSW groups that responded to impacts of COVID-19

COVID Recovery Media releases: 29 March 2022

Local community groups and not-for profit organisations in remote, rural and regional NSW are being offered grants to boost preparedness for future pandemics and other disasters through the Resilience NSW COVID Regional Community Support (CRCS) program.

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Further $50,000 investment in Bay & Basin not-for-profits

Media releases: 28 March 2022

In partnership with the Bendigo Bank Community Enterprise Foundation, FRRR has awarded a further $50,293 to support four not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) in the Bay & Basin area. Bay & Basin NFPs have now received nearly $150,000 to date through the Investing in Rural Community Futures (IRCF) program, which is helping to address locally-identified priorities.

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Grants available for Volunteer Emergency Services in Black Summer impacted areas

Grants available for Volunteer Emergency Services in Black Summer impacted areas

Media releases: 22 March 2022

Volunteer emergency services groups in communities affected by the Black Summer bushfires are encourage to apply for Volunteer Emergency Services Fund grants.

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