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.

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Grant strengthens capacity at local radio station

Community stories: 24 November 2022

In a bid to regain sponsors and attract new ones, Alpine Radio used a $6,000 grant from the News Corp Bushfire Recovery Fund, to hire a Sponsorship and Marketing Manager.

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Focus on Fundraising: Tomorrow Today Foundation

Community stories: 23 November 2022

Tomorrow Today Foundation (TTF) is the community foundation for the Benalla region in Victoria. It connects people, resources and ideas to create a stronger, more resilient and prosperous rural community.

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Bega Valley communities receive a $1.3 million bushfire recovery boost

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Media releases: 23 November 2022

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal today welcomed the expansion of the place-based Investing in Rural Community Futures (IRCF) program to the Bega Valley, thanks to an injection of $1.3 million through the Australian Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Program.

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Shoalhaven fire-affected communities receive a $1.3 million recovery boost

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Media releases: 23 November 2022

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal today shared that a $1.3 million funding boost for the Shoalhaven region to further enhance the capacity of local not-for-profit organisations to support their communities has already started to roll out.

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Connecting and celebrating the Woombah Wellness

Community stories: 22 November 2022

The Woombah Residents Association used a $12,100 Yulgilbar Foundation Fund grant to create a series of promotional and educational videos to celebrate the recently established community garden and share the 2021 program of workshops and events with members, residents, community groups and wider social networks.

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Local groups to lead drought preparedness planning

Media releases: 22 November 2022

FRRR is pleased to announce the first eight lead organisations that will partner with FRRR and ARLF on the Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Initiative, through the Community Impact Program. This is a part of the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

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Grants available for community groups in the Clarence Valley

Media releases: 17 November 2022

Applications are now open for The Yulgilbar Foundation Fund grant program, which is run by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR).

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Junee, Leeton and Nambucca Valley NFPs given $450,000 boost

Media releases: 17 November 2022

Eleven not-for-profits (NFPs) in Junee, Leeton and Nambucca Valley will share in $444,063 in grants. The funding is thanks to FRRR, in partnership with Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF).

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Brass tuition creates a legacy

Annual Review stories Community stories: 12 November 2022

On Boonwurrung Country The primarily agriculture-based Bass Coast community is a two-hour drive, south-east of Melbourne. It’s therefore perhaps not surprising that it’s one of the fastest growing...

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FRRR reports record-breaking year, granting nearly $20 million to rural Australia

Annual Review stories Media releases: 11 November 2022

FRRR, a one-of-a-kind Australian charity, has granted a record amount of $19.8 million to remote, rural and regional Australia

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