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Small grants contribute to vibrant communities

Media releases: 13 March 2020

Fifty-two community projects from around Australia will share in $394,127 in grants through the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Strengthening Rural Communities program. Several successful projects will benefit communities impacted by the recent bushfires, with the projects' importance further elevated as locals begin the road to recovery.

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Back to School vouchers available to help families in fire-affected communities

Media releases: 6 March 2020

The breadth and impact of the bushfires experienced across Australia over spring and summer mean that many children living in rural, regional and remote communities will not have what they need to start second term. Since 2005, the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal's (FRRR) Back to School program has helped more than 165,000 disadvantaged students by giving them a $50 gift voucher that can be redeemed for school necessities, such as uniforms, shoes, school bags and stationery. Thanks to the generosity of our donor partners, in the wake of the bushfire crisis, many more students will get the helping hand they need.

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Over $1.6 million in grants for drought-affected communities to tackle tough times

Media releases: 26 February 2020

Sixty-two drought-affected projects across Australia are sharing in $1,622,809 in grant funding as part of the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal's (FRRR) Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program.

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Community recovery grants on offer in Tumut region

Media releases: 7 February 2020

The Pratt Foundation has partnered with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) to offer grants to support the Tumut region to recover from the effects of last month's fires.

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FRRR’s bushfire response

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 7 January 2020

FRRR CEO, Natalie Egleton encourages you to consider how your donations and support can have an impact beyond the headlines and can give communities control and determination over their recovery.

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Strengthening Rural Communities program delivers more than $640,000 in grants

Media releases: 16 December 2019

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) is providing $643,401 in grants to communities across Australia through the third round of its Strengthening Rural Communities program.

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Kinglake Ranges to receive boost from Grants for Resilience & Wellness

Media releases: 12 December 2019

More than $1.5M earmarked to support ongoing recovery across the Kinglake Ranges following the 2009 bushfires has begun to roll-out through the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal's Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) - Kinglake Ranges program

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Investing in Rural Community Futures gives NFPs the chance to help their community thrive

Media releases: 10 December 2019

Community organisations in three New South Wales communities will receive long-term support through the Investing in Rural Community Futures (IRCF) program, which focuses on strengthening local not-for-profits, and in turn, rural communities.

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ANZ Seeds of Renewal grants give boost to rural, regional and remote Australia

Media releases: 28 November 2019

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) has today announced the 21 community groups that will share in $250,000 in grants through the ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program.

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Cotton communities receive pre-Christmas boost

Media releases: 20 November 2019

Schools, show societies, and a family support service are among the 30 not-for-profit organisations in New South Wales and Queensland cotton-growing communities to receive a $5,000 boost from the Bayer Fund this year as part of the Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities program.

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