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ANZ Seeds of Renewal program helps 26 community groups in regional Australia

Media releases: 17 November 2020

ANZ and the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal have announced 26 community groups across regional Australia will share $250,000 in grants through the The ANZ Seeds of Renewal program.

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Partnership will help to strengthen communities impacted by Black Summer bushfires

Media releases: 16 November 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal's Black Summer bushfire recovery funding has been bolstered thanks to a $250,000 donation from the Waislitz Foundation, in partnership with Australian Community Media. These funds will go towards supporting projects that focus on the recovery of the people and places impacted by the 2019/20 summer bushfires.

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Grants to help fill the gaps in rural health

Media releases: 8 October 2020

FRRR has awarded $368,768 in grants to four community health organisations in rural, regional and remote NSW and VIC to enhance the primary and preventative health service offering in their communities. The grants are funded through the Enhancing Country Health Outcomes program.

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Local BTS partners sought in bushfire-affected areas

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 6 October 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal is seeking local partners in bushfire-affected LGAs to help with the distribution of more than $767,000 in $50 vouchers thanks to a special bushfire recovery stream of FRRR's Back to School program.

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More than $400,000 in grants awarded for Bushfire Recovery

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 29 September 2020

FRRR, in partnership with News Corp, has awarded a further $410,159 in grants to support the recovery of rural communities impacted by the Black Summer bushfires. News Corp has also announced it will be adding a further donation of $500,000 to top up the News Corp Bushfire Fund to $1.5 million.

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More than $180,000 in Youth Innovation Grants awarded

Media releases: 3 September 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal has awarded more than $180,000 in grants for 24 community-led projects through the FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants program. The projects will help tackle issues faced by young Australians living in rural, regional and remote areas of the country.

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CDP partners with FRRR to support medium to long-term bushfire recovery

Media releases: 28 August 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal has received support from the US-based Center for Disaster Philanthropy with a US$500,000 grant to assist in addressing the medium to long-term recovery needs of bushfire affected communities across rural, regional and remote Australia.

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Drought-affected communities Tackle Tough Times Together

Media releases: 21 August 2020

Thirty-six community-led projects that will help tackle the ongoing challenges faced by drought-affected communities across Australia are sharing in nearly $1.3 million in grants, through the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal's Tackling Tough Times Together program.

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Visy Tumut Region Recovery Fund supports a further 13 community-led projects

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 12 August 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, in partnership with the Pratt Foundation, has granted a further $241,386, through the he Visy Tumut Region Recovery Fund, to support 13 community-led projects in the Snowy Valleys region.

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More than $1M in grants awarded for community-led projects

Media releases: 7 August 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, in partnership with the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation and The Snow Foundation, has awarded $1,047,716 in grants to support 37 projects led by not-for-profit organisations across six rural communities in New South Wales, through the Investing in Rural Community Futures program.

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