Collaboratively-funded Programs

Join with others and maximise your impact

Many donors have common areas of interest in the issues and communities they wish to support and can see the value in pooling their resources to fund grant programs, often improving reach and impact on the ground, while collectively sharing highlights and lessons learnt with leading philanthropic and corporate partners.

FRRR has a strong understanding of the evolving issues and challenges facing rural and regional communities, and we specialise in delivering collaboratively-funded programs that address issues ranging from education to the environment, arts to ageing, and economic empowerment. 

FRRR designs and manages the collaboratively-funded programs. Ten per cent of donated funds are utilised by FRRR to support the following:

  • Grant administration, including communications, fielding enquiries, assessment and database management;
  • Donor engagement, reporting and communicating project updates;
  • Marketing and promotion;
  • Community engagement; and
  • Community capacity building support – conversations and tools.

Supporters are encouraged to consider giving to FRRR’s Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) Small & Vital program. It is our most broad and flexible program, and generally makes grants to communities quarterly. These grants can support just about every community need – from education and health, to the arts, infrastructure or economic development.

Other programs where donors collaborate include:

  • SRC Prepare & Recover – helping communities prevent and prepare for future climate related impacts, or recover from existing disasters through the medium to long term process;
  • FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants – bringing to life ideas that address issues young people prioritise;
  • Back to School – a $50 voucher program that helps ensure that children in need have what they need to be ready to learn

To learn more about FRRR’s collaboratively funded programs, speak with Sarah Matthee on 03 5430 2399.