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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Partner Update – June 2024

Partner Update: 11 June 2024

In this quarter's update for FRRR's partners and supporters, we're looking at the incredible outcomes from the first five years of the Investing in Rural Community Futures program in Junee, Leeton and Nambucca Heads, and you'll also find an interview with John Etherington, Chartered Accountant, and co-trustee of the Ian Rollo Currie Estate Foundation.

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Grants available for cyclone-affected regional Queensland communities

Media releases: 11 June 2024

Grants are available for regional Queensland communities impacted by Cyclones Jasper and Kirrily to support ongoing resilience building and recovery efforts.

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Rural communities continue to fall through funding gap

Media releases: 6 June 2024

FRRR is calling for individuals and organisations to help meet the growing unmet needs of remote, rural and regional communities.

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Attract Connect Stay – Glen Innes

Community stories: 5 June 2024

In January 2022, a review of the Glen Innes health workforce revealed that all three local GP practices had closed their books to new patients - one GP practice had a 300 person wait list!...

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Supporter Spotlight: Ian Rollo Currie Estate Foundation

Insights: 5 June 2024

We are pleased to bring you a Q&A featuring John Etherington, Chartered Accountant, co-trustee of the Ian Rollo Currie Estate Foundation together with Perpetual. The Ian Rollo Currie Trust Foundation is dedicated to providing relief to aged persons in necessitous circumstances in Victoria.

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Celebrating flexible, trusting partnerships

Insights: 29 May 2024

Jillian Kirwan-Lee, Head of Partnerships, celebrates the different ways FRRR has partnered with the Origin Energy Foundation since 2013.

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Restoring Bonegilla’s Blue Carbon Sink Wetlands and Waterways

Community stories: 28 May 2024

Parklands Albury Wodonga is using a $16,060 Community Led Climate Solutions grant to deliver decarbonisation outcomes.

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Kin Kin set to better withstand the impacts of future disasters

Community stories: 28 May 2024

Kin Kin in QLD used a $25,000 Rebuilding Futures grant to furnish and equip an Emergency Response Hub to better withstand the impacts of future disasters.

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New seats the ‘chair-y’ on top at Laura Fair

Community stories: 28 May 2024

Laura Fair Inc received a Rebuilding Regional Communities grant to purchase chairs for their annual event, freeing up future funds to reinvest in the community.

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Victorian philanthropics unite to back rural communities

Media releases: 24 May 2024

Four VIC philanthropics have joined forces in a $5M partnership with FRRR that will strengthen the capacity and resilience of communities over the next 5 years.

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