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. 

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Two older women tending to strawberry plants in a raised garden bed.

More than $1.5M awarded to meet the needs of rural Australia

Media releases: 27 November 2023

More than 150 NFP organisations in rural regions across Australia are sharing $1,579,380 in SRC grants for projects that will strengthen their communities.

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South Coast NFPs get funding boost from FRRR and partners

Media releases: 22 November 2023

NFPs across the NSW South Coast are sharing more than $360,000 across 27 projects that will strengthen their capacity to support their local communities.

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Mural on toilet block.

Snowtown’s picture perfect loo

Community stories eNews: 21 November 2023

Snowtown Centenary Park received an FRRR Strengthening Rural Communities grant to paint murals on their toilet block.

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Hawkesbury’s tech connect project

Community stories eNews: 21 November 2023

The Hawkesbury City Council received a Rebuilding Futures grant funded by the Suncorp Group to improve community access to technology, post floods.

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Making a big impact with a small project in Foster

Community stories COVID Recovery eNews: 21 November 2023

Manna Community Garden in Foster, VIC, received a Rebuilding Regional Communities grant to replace seating around the fire pit at their community garden.

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Abergowrie’s Yarning Circle

Community stories eNews: 21 November 2023

Abergowrie Primary P&C Association received an FRRR grant to create a communal space to deepen cultural understanding and community engagement.

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Fremantle Foundation enabling local impact

Community stories eNews: 21 November 2023

Fremantle Fdn partners with FRRR through a Community Foundation Account to support community groups conducting charitable activities in rural & regional WA.

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ANZ Seeds of Renewal grants $250,000 to rural and regional communities

Media releases: 20 November 2023

FRRR and ANZ have awarded $250,000 in grants to 20 community groups and non-for-profit organisations through the ANZ Seeds of Renewal program.

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More local funding to prepare rural regions for drought

Media releases: 6 November 2023

FRRR has announced the final projects awarded through the Community Impact Program, funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

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Over $300,000 in recovery grants awarded in flood-impacted areas of Victoria

Media releases: 2 November 2023

In partnership with Suncorp and AAMI, FRRR has awarded $300,781 to 18 remote, rural and regional not-for-profits in communities impacted by the 2022-2023 Victorian flooding events.

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