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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. 

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Fundraising Account in Focus: Upper Murray Innovation Foundation

Community stories eNews: 25 May 2022

The community of Corryong in north-eastern Victoria is nestled at the foot of the surrounding mountain ranges, and has a population of around 1,200. Corryong has a very active Community Neighbourhood Centre (CNC) whose mission is to make a difference for people in their community by providing a vibrant hub of lifelong learning that brings people together, connects them with services, programs, employment and activities and points them in the right direction.

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Seville War Memorial ready in time for ANZAC Day

Community stories eNews: 24 May 2022

Seville Township Group operates in Victoria's Yarra Valley and aims to improve Seville for the benefit of the local community and those in the surrounding areas. They hold an FRRR Not-for-profit Fundraising...

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“Our new chairs have arrived!”

Community stories: 20 May 2022

There are many elderly residents living there in aged care in the Southern Highlands in New South Wales who have limited financial support. In fact, the community-owned Harbison Memorial Retirement Village – which provides up to 50% of their residential places to residents who can’t afford to pay for their care and accommodation – receives no government funding for wellbeing, or capacity building programs. 

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Making friends in the Southern Highlands of NSW

Community stories: 20 May 2022

There are many elderly residents living there in aged care in the Southern Highlands in New South Wales who have limited financial support. In fact, the community-owned Harbison Memorial Retirement Village – which provides up to 50% of their residential places to residents who can’t afford to pay for their care and accommodation – receives no government funding for wellbeing, or capacity building programs. 

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Disaster preparedness workshops for Far North Queensland

Community stories: 20 May 2022

Thanks to the support of a private donor, the Tablelands Regional Council was awarded a $25,000 grant through FRRR’s Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program to run a series of free workshops across the shire. Presented in partnership with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, these programs were designed to better prepare residents before and during disasters and build resilience for the recovery process.

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IRCF, Junee, NSW, community grants

Philanthropic funding for rural NSW grantseeker provides $2.4 million return on investment

Media releases: 17 May 2022

A rural NSW grantseeker is proving that philanthropic investment in people and skills can produce a huge return on investment – bringing in more than $2.4million in grants for his community.

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Support continues for communities tackling drought

Media releases: 11 May 2022

While drought is out of the media spotlight, for many communities it is still a very real and significant issue. FRRR’s Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program has just awarded $86,083 to nine community initiatives in remote, rural and regional communities across Australia still dealing with the impacts of drought.

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Free capacity building workshops for Bega Valley’s community sector

Media releases: 4 May 2022

Two free capacity building workshops for people volunteering or working in Bega Valley’s not-for-profit and community sector are now available, thanks to FRRR’s Investing in Not-for-Profit Capacity in Regional NSW program.

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Expanding chaplaincy services for rural Queensland schools

Community stories: 28 April 2022

Through FRRR’s Tackling Tough Times Together grant program, Scripture Union Queensland received $131,490 to support chaplaincy positions at Ravenswood State School, Charter Towers Central State School and Mareeba State School until June 2022.

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Grant awarded to Jaithmathang Traditional Ancestral Bloodline Owners Organisation (TABOO) First Nation Aboriginal Corporation

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Community stories: 28 April 2022

The Bushfire Recovery Fund grant program has recently awarded a grant of $120,000 to be paid over 3 years to indigenous organisation Jaithmathang TABOO, who are working on Country in North East Victoria to support regeneration in the landscape’s recovery from the 2019/20 bushfires and support cultural healing.  

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