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Investing in Rural Community Futures Start-Up Grants now available

Media releases: 18 May 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal is inviting not-for-profit organisations in the Shoalhaven communities of Ulladulla, Batemans Bay and Nowra to apply for Investing in Rural Community Futures Start-Up Grants to help these local groups address the needs and priorities of the community.

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Government’s bushfire recovery funding announcement welcomed

Media releases: 14 May 2020

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of $650M from the Bushfire Recovery Fund to be directed to ten bushfire-affected regions. FRRR supports rural, regional, and remote communities to be vibrant, sustainable, and adaptive.

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Local facilitator appointed to help Junee turn ideas into reality

Media releases: 13 May 2020

Junee not-for-profits will now have a set of helping hands to assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of projects suggested as part of the Investing in Rural Community Futures program, with the appointment of a local facilitator.

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Visy Tumut Region Recovery Fund awards further grants

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 5 May 2020

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, in partnership with the Pratt Foundation, has granted a further $79,600 to support four projects that will help Tumut Region communities recover from the recent bushfires. This is in addition to the $649,150 in grants that have already been awarded through the Fund.

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Grants available to improve health services in rural Victoria and NSW

Media releases: 5 May 2020

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal is inviting not-for-profit organisations to apply for an Enhancing Country Health Outcomes (ECHO) grant to deliver initiatives that improve the health of people living in rural, regional and remote Victoria and New South Wales.

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New partnership to support community groups in the Shoalhaven

Media releases: 30 April 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) and The Snow Foundation have announced a $2.5 million, multi-year partnership that will help boost the confidence, ability and skills of not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) in Batemans Bay, Nowra and Ulladulla.

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Local facilitators ready to help Nambucca Valley turn ideas into reality

Media releases: 23 April 2020

Nambucca Valley not-for-profits (NFPs) will now have helping hands to assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of projects suggested as part of the Investing in Rural Community Futures (IRCF) program, with the appointment of two local facilitators.

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Westpac Foundation partners with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal to offer grants for not-for-profits creating jobs in rural Australia

Media releases: 15 April 2020

Westpac Foundation today announced a new $500,000 partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), expanding its Community Grant program in rural, regional, and remote areas across Australia.

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Visy Tumut Region Recovery Fund grants awarded

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 3 April 2020

Working in partnership with the Pratt Foundation, we have granted 19 community projects in the NSW-region of Tumut $649,150 in funding to support the region’s recovery from the recent bushfires. Projects will help address a diverse range of needs, including improving social connectedness, enhancing community spirit and providing mental health support through workshops, activities and infrastructure.

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News Corp Australia’s $1million bushfire recovery fund

Media releases: 27 March 2020

News Corp Australia has partnered with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal to launch a $1M fund to provide grants to support the recovery of the people and communities impacted by the Summer bushfires. The News Corp Bushfire Fund will offer grants of up to $25,000 aid the immediate, medium and long-term recovery of these affected communities.

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