Newsletters

Stay informed about FRRR’s work and needs in communities

FRRR has two newsletters.

  • FRRR eNews is a monthly publication designed primarily for community groups, although it’s also a good read for all our partners. It features an editorial from our CEO, as well as key information about our grant programs. It’s also how we share best practice and showcase the great work achieved with a little help from an FRRR grant.
  • FRRR Donor News is a quarterly publication that updates our donor partners on our work, and shares insights

eNews 2021 editions

Shooting Stars Cultural Rewards Camp

eNews November 2021

Save the date! In this edition of our eNews, we’ve got information on our webinar sessions scheduled with community and sector groups to share the finding of our Heartbeat of Rural Australia Research Study. There are also a bunch of inspiring case studies and stories from communities across remote, rural and regional Australia, so if your community group has been thinking of applying for funding, check this out first.

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eNews October 2021

This eNews see the launch of FRRR’s 2020/21 Annual Review, which is a reflection on an incredible year of adapting and evolving to support remote, rural and regional communities like yours. We’ve also got the usual funding announcements, and inspirational case studies from Gatton QLD, Orroroo SA, Hobart TAS and Gunbalunya in the NT.

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eNews September 2021

In this edition of eNews we’ve got funding opportunities for communities, and inspirational projects from community groups just like yours. There’s a final reminder to complete the Heartbeat of Rural Australia survey, and tips to help with mental health and applying for funding.

eNews August 2021

In this issue, we preview a research study launching next week – Heartbeat of Rural Australia. We also share community stories ranging from a campaign to change perceptions to kitchen upgrades. You’ll also find some information on what to do if your project has been cancelled or delayed due to COVID-19.

eNews July 2021

In this edition of eNews, we share current funding opportunities for communities, and inspirational projects from community groups around the country. Read about leadership and mentoring opportunities to help upskill rural leaders to deal with future challenges, and tips to help not-for-profits increase their digital capabilities.

WA Visit June 2021

eNews June 2021

This bumper edition of eNews is full of info on funding opportunities for communities, as well as inspirational projects from community groups just like yours. The 2021 Philanthropy Australia Community Philanthropy Awards are now accepting nominations, and we’ve got some great tips on how you can share your community project on socials. And of course you can read about our granting activities and find a grant for your next project.

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eNews April 2021

Grab a cuppa and catch up on all the latest news from FRRR. In this bumper edition, we’ve got updates for you on funding that’s available to support your community project, as well as some useful tips on how to celebrate during Volunteer Week in May. As usual, we’ve also profiled some inspirational projects from community groups just like yours – it’s amazing what can be achieved with just a little bit of help!

eNews March 2021

This eNews sees FRRR back on the road, and outlines our response to the devastating floods. We also share a book we’ve published, and the usual info on grants available and recent recipients, as well as some inspirational projects across the country.

Rural Health Tasmania

eNews February 2021

In this edition of eNews we are thrilled to report on one of first post-COVID community visits to Victorian dairy regions. We also share news of grants awarded from various programs, as well as funding currently available. And be sure to read the inspirational case studies from Injune in Qld, Circular Head in TAS, Waikerie in SA, and the Yarra Valley in VIC.

eNews January 2021

Our first community newsletter for 2021 is full of information regarding funding that is available to support your projects, as well as some handy tips on how to get started on planning them out. We have also featured some great case studies on past projects to provide you with inspiration and delight.

eNews 2020 editions

eNews December 2020

In this December edition, we reflect on the year that has been, the challenges we’ve overcome and the opportunities that await in the new year. We explain a little more about our new brand and also launch our 2019/20 Annual Review. Plus, as always, there are grant stories, media highlights and grant program updates wrapped up for you in neat Christmas package!

eNews November 2020

This month we provide an update from the Australian Philanthropy Awards 2020, a special feature on Australian Communities Foundation’s support for a ‘Totally Renewable Yackandandah,’ and some handy tips for community groups – including how to support remote, rural and regional Australia for #GivingTuesday.

eNews October 2020

Our October eNews is jam-packed with inspirational stories from communities groups who have risen to the challenges presented to them to achieve great outcomes for their communities. We’ve also got some great fundraising tips from OurCommunity to help NFPs work out how to keep the money coming in during this COVID-19 era. And of course you can read about our granting activities and find a grant for your next project.

eNews September 2020

This edition of eNews has some great tips for community tips on taking great photos to showcase your grant and also an offer of free marketing training from the Australian Institute of Marketing. Of course we’ve also got some inspirational stories from across the country to share with you, including how the Friends of St Brigid’s got creative during COVID-19 to continue to raise funds for their community organisation. Read this and more in our September eNews.

eNews August 2020

Our August edition of eNews is jam-packed with inspirational grants in action stories, as well as links to our online 20th Anniversary celebrations. We’ve also got some more handy tips for community groups, including keeping your AGM obligations in a COVID world.

eNews July 2020

In this edition, we outline bushfire recovery grants that have been awarded, as well as funding currently available through all open programs, including Strengthening Rural Communities, which has reopened after a brief hiatus. There are grants in action from Indigenous homelands in remote NT, Thallon in QLD, Sunset Strip Village in NSW and Boyup[more]

eNews June 2020

As we flag in our June newsletter, FRRR is on track to grant out more funds than we ever have, thanks to our generous donor partners! Read about how communities are using the funding they receive to initiate and implement projects that matter to them in our Grants in Action section. We also celebrate Queen’s Birthday honours recipients, and of course we’ve got our usual programs update and handy tips for community groups.

eNews May 2020

Our May eNews contains some fantastic tips for community groups relating to COVID-19 and bushfire funding. We’ve also provided a comprehensive update on our grant programs, as well as some inspirational case studies from Boulia (QLD), Nabiac (WA), Coleraine (VIC) and Eden (NSW).

eNews April 2020

Get yourself a cuppa and settle down to read our April eNews. This edition contains lots of info regarding program updates, inspiring community grants in action, and some great COVID-19 resources for community groups.

eNews March 2020

Inside this month’s eNews you’ll find an update on FRRR’s response to COVID-19. There are also key granting updates, including program variations and extensions. We announce new grant programs, and of course feature community grants from across the country and a helpful community tip.

eNews February 2020

This edition includes important information about FRRR’s bushfire response, as well as updates on key grant programs. As always we’ve featured grant projects from rural, regional and remote communities nation-wide and handy tips to support grant applications.

eNews January 2020

FRRR’s first edition of eNews for the year is here! It’s packed with the usual grants in action stories showcasing the fabulous work local leaders are doing in rural, regional and remote communities, as well as details of grants recently awarded and funding currently available. You can also learn more about our response to the bushfires affecting nearly all states and territories, and meet our new (but familiar) Chairman of the Board.