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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Romsey Ecotherapy Park

Community stories eNews: 25 September 2023

The Romsey Ecotherapy Park Inc developed a very special nature park for community members and visitors to the Macedon Ranges region in Victoria.

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Gippsland Agricultural Group field day

A field day for farmers

Community stories eNews: 25 September 2023

Using a $42,920 grant through the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund Networks to Build Drought Resilience program, Gippsland Agriculture Group held two farmer field days, focusing on farmer mental health and wellbeing

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Solving the Greater Glider housing crisis

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Community stories eNews: 25 September 2023

Boonah and District Landcare Association has developed a home-grown housing solution for Mount Barney’s greater gliders following the Black Summer bushfires.

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Lots of people sitting in a circle around a campfire, with two buses and a sunset in the background.

Record $2.7M granted to meet the local needs of rural Australia

Media releases: 19 September 2023

FRRR has awarded a record $2.7M in grants to support and strengthen remote, rural and regional communities through this round of its flagship SRC program.

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Community Foundation launched in Alice Springs

Community stories Donor newsletter: 15 September 2023

A new community foundation - Mparntwe Alice Springs Community Foundation's (MASCF) - has been established in Alice Springs to build capabilities, connections and encourage positive community conversations and action.

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Insights from the bush

Donor newsletter Insights: 15 September 2023

The FRRR team share their insights and the key themes observed while working with communities in remote, rutal and regional Australia during Q4 of 2022/23.

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Engawala Art Centre to take root

Community stories: 15 September 2023

A small grant to the emerging Engawala Art Centre in a remote area outside Alice Springs is making a big impact, according to the local committee.

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Introducing FRRR’s Community-led Climate Solutions program

Media releases (soft launch): 15 September 2023

FRRR is launching a new program to help NFPs leverage the knowledge, innovation and commitment in rural areas to implement locally-led climate solutions.

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$3.65M awarded to prepare rural regions for drought

Media releases: 11 September 2023

FRRR has awarded $3.65 million in grants across 11 regions to better prepare local communities for the impacts of drought and a changing climate.

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FRRR welcomes Alison Maclaren as CFO

Media releases: 5 September 2023

FRRR has appointed Alison Maclaren as Chief Financial Officer and Business Operations Manager.

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