Partner with us

FRRR was established to harness and connect the collective resources and investments of philanthropy, business, government and individuals and direct this support to communities beyond our big cities.

The generous support of our 640+ donor partners is fundamental to what we do. Some of our donors and partners are listed below, but there are many, many more. We particularly acknowledge our founding members: the Australian Government, and the Sidney Myer Fund.

In addition to receiving donations into our core programs, FRRR works with donors and partners in many different ways – from running a program on their behalf, to collaborating on programs addressing a specific issue, or simply sharing our expertise and networks.

Click on the tabs below to explore the different ways that we partner with those who want to support remote, rural and regional communities.

Over many years FRRR has partnered with numerous established philanthropic trusts and foundations, who have trust and faith in FRRR to deliver funding where it is most needed.

Some partnerships centre around giving large donations to an existing FRRR grants program, like Strengthening Rural Communities or Back to School. Other philanthropic foundations have asked FRRR to develop a granting program that targets a specific geographic location or centres funding to support specific issues.

Philanthropic foundations partner with FRRR to Give Now or Give for the Long Term. Or, explore the approaches below…

Large corporates and businesses across Australia partner with FRRR to ensure their charitable giving has deep impact and is delivered by experts.
The Australian Government was one of the two organisations that founded FRRR in 1999 and it continues to be an important partner of FRRR.

The partnership currently includes the Future Drought Fund’s Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Initiative, which provides funding to help remote, rural and regional communities, and farmers, become more prepared for, and resilient to, the impacts of drought. The Fund is part of the Government’s Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan and follows on from their $15 million donation to the Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grants program that helped communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought. The Australian Government joined the program as a funder, following its establishing with other philanthropic partners, having seen the success of the program.

This is similar to the Strengthening Rural Communities program, where funding was rolled out through the Australian Government’s Rebuilding Regional Communities stream to support COVID recovery in regional communities.

State Governments too have partnered with FRRR. One of the first was the Victorian Government, which oversaw the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund (VBAF) following the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. FRRR managed and delivered a series of grants programs focused on the long-term recovery of affected communities, which evolved as needs changed in the ensuing years. The final program – Grants for Resilience & Wellness – had a specific focus on providing assistance towards community-strengthening and resilience-building projects. Started in 2012, the program recently finished and over that time gave nearly $3 million for resilience building projects that strengthen the many bushfire-affected communities. The NSW Government has partnered with FRRR more recently to support COVID recovery.

Get in touch with the FRRR Partnerships team if you’d like to discuss ways that FRRR could deliver a grants program on your behalf to support remote, rural and regional communities.

Nothing we do could be achieved without the support of our donors and partners.
Your generosity, support and trust is greatly appreciated.
These are just some of those who have partnered with us.
We thank every one for their support.

“This opportunity will give our community such a boost in reimagining our identity and bringing together the arts community. A creative thinking community will solve their own problems and pave a future that is tailored to their needs – this is what FRRR has enabled Monto to do. We are incredibly grateful to you and your team for your dedication and commitment to distributing funds and empowering communities. We are also deeply moved by the generous philanthropists and donors, the far reaching impact of their financial contribution to rural Australian communities is dynamic and life changing for many.”

Carly Baker-Burnham – The Rex Monto