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Grants help put local people in charge of recovery

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 30 June 2020

Thanks to support from R.M.Williams and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, FRRR has awarded two $25,000 grants to support the Orara Valley and the Blue Mountains in their recovery from the 2019/20 Summer bushfires.

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Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants awarded

Media releases: 29 June 2020

FRRR has partnered with Westpac Foundation to help in distributing $500,000 to 50 not-for-profit (NFP) organisations in rural and regional communities throughout Australia. Each of the NFPs received $10,000 for projects that will improve the education, training and employment opportunities in their communities.

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Nearly $140,000 in grants for bushfire-affected communities

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 25 June 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal has awarded $138,815 in grants for 12 community-led projects in rural, regional and remote communities impacted by the Summer bushfires, through its Strengthening Rural Communities program. In total, this round of SRC saw 89 community projects across Australia share in $912,986 in grants.

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More than $900,000 in grants awarded to rural communities

Media releases: 25 June 2020

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) has awarded $912,986 in grants of up to $25,000 to rural, regional and remote communities across Australia through its Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program.

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News Corp Bushfire Recovery Program grants awarded

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 18 June 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, in partnership with News Corp Australia, has awarded $368,386 to support 21 projects across the country that will help in the recovery of rural, regional and remote communities impacted by the summer bushfires.

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Shoalhaven Coordinator appointed to support local NFPs

Media releases: 4 June 2020

Kate Dezarnaulds is joining the FRRR team as Shoalhaven’s dedicated Investing in Rural Community Futures (IRCF) Coordinator to help guide the program as it rolls out across the Region.

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Ocean Shores gets future ready thanks to $40,000 in grants

Media releases: 4 June 2020

Two Ocean Shores community groups, Byron Youth Service and Ocean Shores Community Association, are sharing $40,000 in grants for projects that will help the community to better withstand and recover from any future disaster, thanks to the Disaster Resilient: Future Ready (DR:FR) Get Ready NSW program.

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Facilitator appointed to help Leeton turn ideas into reality

Media releases: 27 May 2020

Leeton 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 Leeton community facilitator, Claire Williams.

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Sally Foundation Trailblazer Development Fund – 2020 Grant Recipients

Media releases: 21 May 2020

Sally Foundation Trailblazer Development Fund - 2020 Grant Recipients

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Nearly $2M granted to drought-affected communities

Media releases: 19 May 2020

Fifty-eight community-led projects that help drought-affected rural, regional and remote Australian communities are sharing in nearly $2 million in grants, through FRRR's Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program.

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