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.

More than $1M hits the ground in rural communities across the country

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 22 September 2021

Ninety locally-led initiatives that are set to strengthen remote, rural and regional communities across Australia are sharing in $1,057,044 in funding, thanks to FRRR’s Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) grant program.

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Rural mental health and wellbeing gets a $200,000 boost

Media releases: 21 September 2021

FRRR has awarded $200,000 to 11 locally-led community initiatives that will provide mental health and wellbeing support for remote, rural and regional communities.

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Volunteer Emergency Services encouraged to apply for funding

Media releases: 21 September 2021

FRRR is encouraging local volunteer emergency services groups serving rural communities affected by the 2019/20 bushfires to apply now for the second round of Volunteer Emergency Services Fund program grants.

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Farmers

More grants available for community-led initiatives that build drought resilience

Media releases: 20 September 2021

FRRR is inviting applications for the second round of the Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program.

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SGRC Ngangganawili Aboriginal Health Service

Desert paramedics get new kit bags

Community stories: 17 September 2021

Through the support of FRRR, NAHS was able to upgrade the response bags in both of the NAHS emergency ambulances. The bags in use were ageing and inconsistent with a mismatch of brands and styles, and they feared this could lead to confusion in an emergency when working in the different ambulances.

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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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Donor News – September 2021

Donor newsletter: 10 September 2021

In our September newsletter we launch the Heartbeat of Rural Australia Research Study to gauge how community groups and Not-for-Profits are faring. We profile a partnership with one of our valued donors, Portland House Foundation, who have been partnered with FRRR since 2013 to provide support Victoria's remote, rural and regional communities. We've also outlined partnering opportunities, and provided our usual granting snapshot and insights from our Program Managers on common themes emerging from our connection and outreach activities within communities.

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Carcoar community comes together to purchase local church

Community stories: 7 September 2021

The Blue Mountains village of Carcoar came together to purchase the local church as their community facility, with the help of an FRRR Fundraising Account.

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Donor Spotlight: Portland House Foundation

Donor newsletter: 7 September 2021

Portland House Foundation (PHF) is a family foundation based in Melbourne, working in partnership with FRRR to to support Victoria’s remote, rural and regional communities.

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Make your voice heard in the Heartbeat of Rural Australia study

Media releases: 30 August 2021

FRRR is calling on leaders of not-for-profit organisations and community groups across remote, rural and regional Australia to tell it like it is in the Foundation’s inaugural Heartbeat of Rural Australia study.

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