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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New partnership with Telstra to connect communities

Media releases: 2 February 2023

FRRR today welcomed a new $600,000 partnership with Telstra, which will see Telstra’s Connected Communities Grant Program launch in March 2023.

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Grants on offer in Victoria’s dairy regions

Media releases: 1 February 2023

FRRR has announced the opening of this year’s round of the Gardiner Foundation Community Grants Program to support Victorian dairy regions.

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Drought preparedness project scoping set to get underway across regional Australia

Media releases: 31 January 2023

FRRR and ARLF are pleased to announce the next 25 organisations that are acting as the lead local community partner in the Future Drought Fund’s  Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Initiative Community Impact Program.

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Copmanhurst Pre-School’s journey to recovery

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Community stories: 23 January 2023

Copmanhurst Pre-School have created a Healing Circle and Native garden using a $8,650 grant through The Yulgilbar Foundation Fund.

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Tanjil Valley Settlers’ stories printed

Community stories: 20 January 2023

With a $3,400 grant from the Gardiner Dairy Foundation Community grants program, the History Gatherer's Group was able to collate and publish History Talks - Settlers' Histories A Generation On.

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Celebrating Yolngu culture in Ramingining

Community stories: 20 January 2023

Using a Strengthening Rural Communities grant, funded by the Bertalli Family Foundation, the Bula’Bula Arts Centre was able to bring together the older and younger generations of Yolngu people to commemorate their culture through the creation of two large public murals on the outside walls of the cyclone shelter.

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Rural groups awarded nearly $1.45 million

Rural groups awarded nearly $1.45 million

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Media releases: 18 January 2023

FRRR has awarded $1,448,968 in grants to 121 projects across remote, rural and regional Australia as part of their Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program.

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FRRR welcomes Newcrest’s flood appeal donation

Disaster recovery stories Media releases: 15 December 2022

FRRR today welcomed a contribution of $150,000 from the Newcrest Sustainability Fund, which will go toward flood-recovery in communities affected by the ongoing flood emergency across the Central West of NSW.

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Kempsey Shire Council shares insights on changing climate

Community stories: 12 December 2022

Earlier this year, the FRRR team heard directly from Kempsey Shire Council, who had recently received a $56,960 grant for the Macleay Valley River to the Sea Festival through the Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program, co-funded by the Australian Government and a private donor.

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It’s all about networking!

Community stories: 12 December 2022

To foster help-seeking practices and build community connectedness, the District Council of Yankalilla in South Australia used an In A Good Place grant to engage a coordinator for the Fleurieu Coast Community Network.

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