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.

Support continues for students impacted by Black Summer bushfires

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 24 June 2021

More than 6,800 students and families in places recovering from the 2019/20 bushfires will head Back to School in semester 2 with a little extra support.

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Wonthaggi artworks to the rescue

Community stories Event: 24 June 2021

Building confidence and connection with youth through art was the focus of a project supported by a $4,840 Gardiner Dairy Foundation grant in 2019. The State Coal Mine - Rescue Station Arts Inc. (SCMRSA)...

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A blower and mower lifts community spirits

Community stories eNews: 24 June 2021

Situated in the Banana Shire of Queensland, the Theodore Bowls Club, is the only licensed facility where families, including children of all ages, can get together. Since 2014, volunteers have worked...

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Promoting resilience and hope in our community

Community stories eNews: 24 June 2021

A 2015 survey identified mental health, bullying, educational opportunities, personal safety, and drug and alcohol use as the top five issues of concern to local youth in the West Tamar. To enhance...

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Enhancing quality of life with improved access

Community stories eNews: 24 June 2021

Murray Human Services, trading as Vivid, provides a range of programs and services to people living with disabilities in the northern agricultural region of Victoria.  Burke House is a boutique...

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Donor News – May 2021

Donor newsletter: 24 June 2021

Our May newsletter profiles a partnership with one of our newer donors, Thankful4Farmers, who generously support the Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program. 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. (Photo: Dr Juliette Milbank)

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Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Leaders Program launches

Media releases: 17 June 2021

FRRR is delighted to note that the Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Leaders Program was launched today.

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Investing in Bay and Basin’s not-for-profits

Media releases: 11 June 2021

Community groups in the Bay and Basin region have access to $600,000 of support thanks to a new partnership between FRRR and Community Enterprise Foundation.

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Rural communities recovering from bushfires awarded more than $600,000 in grants

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 9 June 2021

Through its SRC program, FRRR has awarded $637,908 in grants for 33 initiatives to support community recovery following the 2019/2020 summer bushfire

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Resilience of rural communities strengthened with more than $1.5M in grants

Media releases: 9 June 2021

FRRR has awarded $1,589,612 in grants for 112 projects in smaller communities across Australia, through its Strengthening Rural Communities program.

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