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Grants now available to strengthen rural communities across Australia

Media releases: 15 July 2020

FRRR's flagship grants program, Strengthening Rural Communities, is now inviting applications for grants of up to $10,000 through the Small & Vital stream, and up to $25,000 through the program’s new Bushfire Recovery stream to support the recovery of communities affected by last summer’s bushfires.

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Grants continue to support Black Saturday recovery

Media releases: 14 July 2020

FRRR has awarded $584,971 in grants to support twenty-eight projects that will assist the continued recovery of communities impacted by the Black Saturday Bushfires in February 2009.

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ANZ commits $250,000 to rural and regional communities

Media releases: 14 July 2020

ANZ’s Seeds of Renewal program is now open, with grants of up to $15,000 available. This year the program is offering a share of $250,000 to community organisations in regional locations for projects that improve environmental sustainability, financial wellbeing or housing access.

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School and Beyond Grant Recipients

Media releases: 10 July 2020

The School and Beyond program was delivered from 2015 to 2020 across 11 LGA’s in 2009 bushfire-affected regions. In total, 43 grants saw $496,250 in funding go toward supporting education and/or mental health initiatives that benefited 2,589 youth in 2009 bushfire-affected areas.

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Grants help create sanctuaries for fire-affected youth

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 9 July 2020

Sony Foundation Australia, together with FRRR, have today announced two grants that will help young people in Mallacoota, VIC and Ulladulla, NSW, affected by last summer’s bushfires.

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Dairy communities receive over $120,000 in grants

Media releases: 9 July 2020

The Working in Dairy Communities Small Grants program, which is run in partnership between FRRR and Gardiner Dairy Foundation, has awarded $121,584 in grants to support 26 projects in Victoria's three dairy regions.

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Grants available to support the mental health of rural Australians

Media releases: 8 July 2020

Grants of up to $20,000 are now available to NFPs throughout rural, regional and remote Australia to support projects that improve and strengthen the mental health of their communities through the In a Good Place (IAGP) program. The IAGP program, is the centrepiece of a five-year partnership between FRRR and CCI Giving.

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Bushfire-affected communities encouraged to apply for recovery grants

Media releases: 1 July 2020

News Corp has partnered with FRRR to offer up to $630,000 in grants to support the recovery of communities affected by the recent bushfires across the country. Grants of up to $25,000 are available.

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Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities program opens

Media releases: 1 July 2020

Australian cotton growers can again nominate local not-for-profit and community organisations to receive $150,000 in grants for projects to benefit the communities in which they live and work. The 30 grants of $5,000 are supported by the Bayer Fund.

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Families in bushfire-affected communities receive help getting Back to School

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 30 June 2020

FRRR ran a special round of its Back to School program, which provides $50 gift vouchers to students in rural communities. Nearly 4,000 students impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires have been given a helping hand with replacements for the essential school items they lost during summer's bushfires.

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