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A quarterly update for FRRR’s generous partners, sharing insights and the impact of our work, thanks to their support.

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Donor Spotlight: Thankful4Farmers

Insights Partner Update: 28 May 2021

Thankful4Farmers in one of FRRR’s newest donor partners who are generously supporting our latest program Future Drought Fund's Networks to Build Drought Resilience program, which seeks to help agriculture-dependent...

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Sitting together and speaking up in WA’s mid-west

Community stories Partner Update: 26 May 2021

In Coorow, WA, a rural town 270km north of Perth, the Coorow Community Resource Centre (CCRC) provides professional and friendly services to the community, from access to information through to community...

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Donor News – March 2021

Partner Update: 9 March 2021

In this first quarterly update of the year, we share stories of drought resilience, an update from our CEO, including how rural communities are on the frontline of many global risks rural communities and the 12-month anniversary following the Black Summer Bushfires. There's also an interview with our new partner Kellogg Australia Charitable Foundation and several fundraising opportunities.

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Insights from our team – Q2 of FY2021

Insights Partner Update: 4 March 2021

Over the last few months, our team has continued to connect with communities around the country. It’s still primarily virtual, but that still gives us a strong understanding of what’s happening in...

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Recovery Underway Following 2019/2020 Bushfires

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Disaster recovery stories Insights Partner Update: 4 March 2021

Many regional and rural communities experienced devastation as a result of the 2019/20 Black Summer fires. The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements reported that more than...

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Drought recovery – GLENRAC style

Community stories Disaster recovery stories Partner Update: 2 March 2021

GLENRAC received a grant to deliver workshops to the Glen Innes farming community focusing on drought management techniques and sustainable agriculture.

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Donor Spotlight Q&A: Kellogg’s

Insights Partner Update: 22 February 2021

In February 2021, we announced a new partnership with Kellogg Australia Charitable Foundation to help local communities access support to address food insecurity in their communities. We asked Esme Borgelt,...

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Donor News – October 2020

Partner Update: 15 October 2020

The quarterly update shares the impact of a grant for the Pittsworth Men's Shed, an update from our CEO, including how rural communities are coping with COVID, and news of $2.2 million awarded in bushfire recovery grants. There's also an interview with long-term partner The Sally Foundation.

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Donor News – August 2020

Partner Update: 18 August 2020

In this edition, FRRR launches our 20th anniversary celebrations, and we share details of more than $6 million in grants awarded. We also highlight how your bushfire donations are making a difference, and chat to R.M.Williams Outback Magazine editor, Mark Muller.

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Mark Muller

Donor spotlight: Mark Muller, Editor-in-Chief, R.M.Williams Publishing Pty Ltd

Partner Update: 13 August 2020

At the height of the bushfire crisis this past summer, R.M.Williams announced a long-term partnership with FRRR. In a recent interview, Editor-in-Chief of R.M.Williams OUTBACK magazine Mark Muller explained that the partnership came about because the company was seeking a practical, independent and respected pathway for R.M.Williams to give back across the country. He said that it was FRRR's connections and insights, as well as rigorous governance processes, that led R.M.Williams to partner with FRRR. “The grant recipients are organisations and endeavours that we wouldn't necessarily know about ourselves, but are a vital part of the underlying warp and weft of what makes communities strong.”

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