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More funding for mental health initiatives in remote, rural and regional areas

Media releases: 11 April 2024

More funding is now on offer in rural communities to support mental health projects, thanks to new supporters of FRRR’s In a Good Place grants program.

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More than $730,000 awarded to prepare rural communities for future drought

Media releases: 22 March 2024

FRRR has awarded $737,774 in Small Network Grants to 29 NFPs for projects that will strengthen their communities to prepare for the impacts of future droughts.

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Empowering rural youth to lead local change

Media releases: 13 March 2024

Grants up to $10,000 are available to adopt or adapt one of the six project ideas developed at this year’s ABC Heywire Youth Summit.

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Community Led Climate Solutions get a boost

Media releases: 6 March 2024

FRRR has awarded $278,693 in grants to help remote, rural & regional communities decarbonise, adapt to a changing climate, & mitigate risks of global warming.

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Grants available to connect rural communities

Media releases: 27 February 2024

Telstra’s Connected Communities Grant Program is offering grants up to $10,000 to strengthen social capital and digital capability.

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FRRR reports $22.5M granted in FY23 to address remote, rural, regional priorities

Media releases: 20 February 2024

FRRR distributed a record $22.5M last financial year, shared across more than 550 communities across Australia, as reported in the FY23 Annual Review.

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Support continues for local groups leading bushfire recovery in rural Victoria

Media releases: 19 February 2024

Three Victorian NFPs, working in places impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires, have been awarded grants in the closing round of FRRR’s Bushfire Recovery Fund.

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Rural communities receive $1.5M boost

Media releases: 13 February 2024

More than $1.5 million in grants has been announced for 110 community groups across remote, rural and regional Australia through FRRR’s flagship SRC program.

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Funding available to prepare for dry times

Media releases: 13 February 2024

Funding is available from the latest round of FRRR's Small Network Grants for initiatives that build community preparedness and resilience to future drought.

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Strengthening Victoria’s dairy communities

Media releases: 7 February 2024

Community groups in small communities across three Victorian dairy regions can now apply for Gardiner Foundation Community Grants up to $5,000.

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