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.

Three-year study identifies ways to strengthen community resilience to disasters

Media releases: 14 September 2021

A call for more investment in local community groups, so they are better equipped to play a key role in building community resilience ahead of climate, natural disasters and other disruptions, is among the series of recommendations to come out of a three-year research project.

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ANZ Seeds of Renewal gives rural and regional communities a $250,000 boost

Media releases: 30 November 2021

FRRR and ANZ have awarded $250,000 in grants to 22 regional community groups and NFPs through the ANZ Seeds of Renewal program.

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Cumulative disasters slowing the Heartbeat of Rural Australia

Media releases: 29 November 2021

Cumulative disasters have taken a heavy toll on remote, rural and regional communities according to the Heartbeat of Rural Australia study findings released today.

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Retaining the Pertame language

Retaining the Pertame language

Community stories eNews: 23 November 2021

The First Nations' Pertame language is severely endangered, and at risk of becoming yet another lost language within the next generation. Also known as Southern Arrernte, it is a Central Australian language that belongs to the Country around the Finke and Hugh Rivers, about 100 km south of Darwin. Right now, there are fewer than 10 fluent speakers of this language.

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Shooting Stars Cultural Rewards Camp

Shooting Stars Cultural Rewards Camp

Community stories eNews: 23 November 2021

Shooting Stars (SS) is an initiative by the Glass Jar Australia and Netball WA that is designed to increase school attendance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls living in WA’s remote towns and communities.

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Empowering carers and the chronically ill with support and information

Empowering carers and the chronically ill with support and information

Community stories eNews: 23 November 2021

Anam Cara House Colac is a community owned hospice established to provide respite, palliative care and end of life care for the people of South West Victoria. Carers, family and friends who support their chronically ill loved ones with at-home care commonly experience compassion fatigue when they are tasked with delivering the bulk of care requirements.

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TTTT grant recipients

$1.3 million granted to communities that are tackling drought together

Media releases: 22 November 2021

Thanks to FRRR’s TTTT program, 38 community initiatives in remote, rural and regional communities tacking drought will share in $1,316,217.

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Local groups playing a critical role in Victoria’s bushfire recovery to receive $400,000 in funding

Local Victorian groups playing a critical role in bushfire recovery share $400,000 in funding

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 19 November 2021

FRRR has awarded grants to four Victorian community groups playing a central role in the long-term recovery of communities impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires through the Bushfire Recovery Fund.

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Donor News – November 2021

Donor newsletter: 17 November 2021

In our November newsletter we profile a partnership with one of our valued donors, Pinnacle Charitable Foundation, who have been partnered with FRRR since 2011. We've also outlined partnering opportunities, and provided our usual granting snapshot and insights from the bush. You'll also find some inspiring case studies.

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Progress update: November 2021

Donor newsletter: 17 November 2021

In the last quarter, we approved grants of $5.43M in grants to support 230 projects via 10 programs. The average success rate was 48% - this was from 481 requests, seeking $12.49M. Ninety percent of successful...

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Insights from the bush – November 2021

Donor newsletter: 17 November 2021

Our Program Portfolio Leads recently presented to the FRRR board on some of the common issues and themes emerging in funding requests that we are receiving from community groups, and through conversations with local community leaders.

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