News

Thanks for popping by. In this area of the site, we share news of the grants we have awarded, our new partnerships and share stories about our organisation. From time to time, you’ll also find articles and our thoughts on key issues facing remote, rural and regional communities.

You can use the categories to the right to explore particular topics, including how FRRR is supporting communities affected by the 2019/2020 bushfires.

You’ll also find inspiring stories about some of the wonderful things community groups do with that funding. We also share a selection of media stories, where FRRR or a member of our staff has been featured. 

For any media enquiries, email Julie Weldon or call 0423 110 802.

Grants available to support rural mental health

Media releases: 4 May 2021

FRRR is offering grants to support grassroots initiatives that improve the mental health of communities in rural Australia, through the In a Good Place program.

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West Coast Connect takes locals down the garden path to employment

Community stories: 30 April 2021

West Coast Connect in Tasmania, used an FRRR grant to introduce horticulture training into Queenstown, enhancing employment opportunities for local jobseekers.

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‘Chappy’ supports Clarke Creek’s recovery

Community stories: 30 April 2021

In the remote locality of Clarke Creek in Queensland, in the absence of a township, the Clarke Creek State School acts as the community hub. Following devastation from Cyclone Debbie, the P&C Association saw a heightened need for additional support for the school’s 17 students, and applied to FRRR’s In a Good Place program to fund an increase in attendance by their beloved school chaplain.

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Investing in regional NSW’s not-for-profits

Media releases: 29 April 2021

FRRR is inviting local leaders across three bushfire-affected regions in NSW to learn about the Foundation’s new program, Investing in Not-for-Profit Capacity in Regional NSW.

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Batemans Bay’s not-for-profits invited to have their say

Media releases: 21 April 2021

FRRR is inviting NFPs in the Batemans Bay region to take part in upcoming workshops to plan how its Investing in Rural Community Futures program can support them.

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FRRR ready to support WA communities impacted by Cyclone Seroja

Media releases: 16 April 2021

FRRR acknowledges the devastating impacts that Cyclone Seroja has had on a number of remote communities across Western Australia.

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Disasters: time to evolve disaster philanthropy in Australia

Insights: 1 April 2021

FRRR's CEO, Natalie Egleton, explains the Foundation's approach to supporting disaster recovery and why it's time to evolve disaster philanthropy in Australia.

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Grants provide important support for bushfire-affected communities

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 31 March 2021

FRRR, in partnership with News Corp Australia, has awarded $279,940 in grants to support 12 projects in communities impacted by the Black Summer bushfires.

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FRRR launches Flood Recovery Appeal

Media releases: 30 March 2021

FRRR has launched a Flood Recovery Appeal to support remote, rural and regional communities in New South Wales and Queensland devastated by this month’s floods.

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Wingham’s plan to keep the circus in town

Community stories: 30 March 2021

Circatus' Train the Trainer project in Wingham develops local skills to enhance the capacity and sustainability of an important creative outlet for youth.

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