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A quarterly update for FRRR's generous donor partners on our donor partners on our work, and shares insights

Donor News – March 2021

Donor newsletter: 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

Donor newsletter Insights: 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

2020 bushfire recovery Disaster recovery stories Donor newsletter Insights: 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 Donor newsletter: 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

Donor newsletter Insights: 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

Donor newsletter: 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

Donor newsletter: 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

Donor newsletter: 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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Donor News – April 2020

Donor newsletter: 15 April 2020

Update from the CEO - responding to COVID-19The spirit of giving shines through the crisis - bushfiresInsights from the bushGranting updateGrant in Action: Guyra Show SocietyDonor Spotlight: Wilson Asset...

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Donor partner profile: Wilson Asset Management

Donor newsletter: 7 April 2020

Wilson Asset Management (WAM) partnered with FRRR for the first time in September 2019, after seeing the extent of the impact of the prolonged drought and bushfires on rural, regional and remote communities. WAM agreed to match donations from their network, up to $500,000 - resulting in more than $1M being donated to FRRR’s Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund.  CEO Kate Thorley shared what motivated the business to donate, and how the partnership evolved.

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