Giving — Copy
Explore the different ways that you can give through FRRR and make an impact.
Your donation supports vibrant, resilient and revitalised remote, rural and regional communities.
Your support puts communities in control
FRRR is inspired and driven by the needs and abilities of the community. Our programs are designed to provide support for what they tell us they need. After all, they are on the ground, and they are best-placed to know what will really make a difference.
That’s why we ask our donors to consider supporting our core grant programs. Our flagship Strengthening Rural Communities program is flexible and allows communities to apply for funding for whatever they need – including the kitchen sink. But unfortunately, it’s the program where we have least discretionary funding – last year, we could fund only 30% of requests.
Where we most need support
Revitalising Rural Australia
COVID-19 has meant that most small community groups haven’t been able to fundraise through their normal channels. Help them continue to support their local communities, as we find a “COVID-normal”.
Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund
This Fund ensures that FRRR can support community recovery, long after the headlines have faded. It also funds preparedness initiatives because communities that are better prepared recover better from a disaster event.
Following the catastrophic summer of 2019/20, the Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program has been expanded to offer funding to support recovery in bushfire-affected communities. Many needs are only now emerging, and will do for years to come.
Drought Affected Communities
Our award-winning Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program provides targeted grants to assist drought affected communities across the country. The focus is on bringing people together to support one another.
Five reasons to donate to FRRR.
1. We are locally driven – so funds go to where communities most need them.
2. We reach community groups that often can’t access tax deductible donations.
3. We diligently assess the organisations and projects that receive grants, so you can be confident that your money is going to make a difference.
4. Funds can go to things that matter to you. It could be to a particular cause such as education, disaster recovery, aged care, environmental initiatives or culture and arts projects, or to a particular location.
5. We are efficient – our administration costs are low and so virtually all of your donation will go directly to groups in need.
“You have no idea how much this is appreciated. With the fire and everything the things that are so needed are simple items as socks and underwear. The soot and dust goes through everything. Thanks you so much, not many people realise just what we are going through.”