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eNews 2023 editions

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eNews December 2023

Wrapping up the year with the December edition of eNews, our CEO reflects on the year that was, including the launch of four new grant programs, our team’s movements, and the inspiring stories from communities that we’ve supported. We also encourage you to take a minute to complete the 2023 Regional Wellbeing Survey and have a voice in how FRRR and other organisations can support you and your community.

eNews November 2023

This month, there’s the usual wrap-up of grants available, plus we recap the funds awarded recently and showcase some cracking local projects from around the country. We’re also inviting trusted local advisors to join our Expertise Pool, plus we share tips on resources to manage the wellbeing of your staff and volunteers and how to lodge a great grant application. It’s all in FRRR’s November eNews!

eNews October 2023

This edition of FRRR eNews includes reflections on the Voice vote, the launch of a new Community Led Climate Solutions program and a selection of inspiring case studies from around the country. There’s also a wrap up of upcoming free webinars and our usual list of available grants.

eNews September 2023

Put the kettle on! In this edition of eNews, our Place Portfolio Lead, Jill Karena, starts us off with the FRRR update, while our CEO takes a short break. We have a sizeable program update for you, fabulous stories from community groups we’ve supported in the Barossa Valley, Scenic Rim, Taree and Gippsland, and some great tips about upcoming opportunities.

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eNews August 2023

Our August edition of eNews features our latest grant news as well as stories of amazing community groups doing inspiring things to keep their communities strong. The case studies featured this month are from Wagait Beach in the NT, Quorn in SA, the Northern Rivers in NSW and the Northern Gulf region in QLD. You can also check out some handy tips for community groups, and learn more about First Nations-led health funding in SA.

eNews July 2023

Our July eNews is a bumper issue, with info on funding currently available, as well as an update from our community visits. We’ve also got some truly inspiring stories from grassroots community groups that have achieved incredible outcomes with just a little bit of help – see if your community is one of them!

eNews June 2023

Catch up on all the latest from FRRR in our June eNews. Enjoy reading about inspirational community projects from Macksville in NSW, Cunderdin in WA, Atherton in QLD and Quandialla in NSW. This is also where you can check what funding is currently available to support your community project, as well as some handy tips for community groups.

eNews May 2023

May’s eNews includes a wrap of grants currently available, plus details of a webinar to help you get support letters that will enhance your application. There’s also the usual mix of inspiring grants in action – stretching from Glenelg Shire in VIC to the Mooloolah Valley in QLD, and several stops in between. The team has also been on the road a lot this month, and you’ll find a snapshot of who they’ve met and what they’ve learnt.

eNews April 2023

April eNews is here! Check out updates from the FRRR team who have been on the road this month. You’ll also find inspiring case studies, helpful tips for your community group or NFP and everything you need to know about current open grant programs.

eNews March 2023

Need some inspiration for your community group? Or maybe you’re looking for funding for a local project. Or perhaps you’re just curious about what the FRRR team get up to on the road. The March issue of eNews is here and it’s full of helpful and interesting tips for community group.

eNews February 2023

In the Feb issue of eNews, we highlight some exciting grant program updates, a summary of all the places and events our team have visited throughout the month and some important dates to keep on your radar for upcoming webinars. We also have some great case studies to showcase the incredible work happening in remote, rural and regional Australia.

eNews January 2023

In our first eNews for the year, we highlight current grant funding opportunities and updates. You’ll also find useful tips and dates for your community group and NFP to take note of. We also have some fantastic case studies from the Tanjil Valley, Arnhem Land, Morgan and Copmanhurst to get you inspired for the year ahead. Start the new year off with a bang by reading this fascinating edition!

eNews 2022 editions

eNews December 2022

Our final eNews for 2022 features case studies from Kempsey, Wonthaggi, Roebourne, Kowanyama and Yankalilla, and snippets from Bemm River in East Gippsland and Moruya in New South Wales. These stories all provide an insight into the tenacity and dedication of local leaders and volunteers committed to making their home towns a better place to live, work and play! Plus we’ve got a useful community tip and details of grant funding available – what could your community group do with a little bit of help from FRRR and our generous supporters?

eNews November 2022

This month we are very proud to announce that the 2021/2022 Annual Review has been published. Inside you will find interesting and inspiring facts, figures and case studies that demonstrate how we, and the communities we work with, are sustaining and strengthening remote, rural and regional Australia. This issue of eNews will give you access to the Annual Review, partner and program updates, and more wonderful case studies from across the country.

eNews October 2022

Find out about this month’s grant recipients, as well as updates on our current open grant programs. We’ve got some inspiring Grants in Action from the Tiwi Islands in the NT, East Gippsland and Yinnar in VIC, and Wingham in NSW. You can also find out more about FRRR’s Flood Recovery Appeal in response to the current flooding events. It’s been another busy month and we hope you enjoy hearing all about it.

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eNews September 2022

Catch up with all of the latest information on FRRR’s activities throughout September. It was a busy, busy month for us, as we announced recipients of the Round 13 Strengthening Rural Communities grants, as well continued assessing applications from other recently closed programs. We’ve got some great Grants in Action from Katanning in WA, Singleton in NSW, Kerang in VIC, and Kingscote in SA to inspire your community group. It’s amazing what can be achieve with a LOT of community support, and just a little bit of funding. We hope you enjoy the read.

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eNews August 2022

This month we share a new Drought Preparedness program, report on our input to the Jobs Summit and highlight great projects in Albury / Wodonga, Hamilton, Lucky Bay and Rathdowney. Plus we share some free resources specifically for NFPs on topics from governance to communications, IT to legals and much more.

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eNews July 2022

Our mid-winter edition of eNews is sure to leave you feeling warm and fuzzy! The case studies from Coonamble, Port Lincoln, Euroa, Palm Island and the little news snippets from Myrrhee and Murrumburrah provide an insight into the tenacity and dedication of local leaders and volunteers committed to making their home towns a better place to live, work and play! And of course we’ve got some useful community tips and details of grant funding available – what could your community group do with a little bit of help from FRRR and our fabulous donor partners?unity group.

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eNews June 2022

In the June edition of eNews, you’ll find everything you need to know about upcoming and open grants. We’ve also been Out and About this month, find out more about the places we’ve been and the people we’ve met. We also have some wonderful stories and articles from around the country from grant recipients to inspire your community group.

eNews May 2022

We’re excited to share news of our team out and about in the community, connecting with inspirational organisations working hard to make a significant difference to where they live, work and play. Learn more about what funding is currently available, and read about some great project from Lakes Entrance and the Southern Highlands in VIC, Renmark in SA, the Tablelands region in far north QLD, and East Arnhem Land in NT.

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eNews April 2022

In the April edition of eNews, we take a look at some of the projects our team have visited in recent weeks. You’ll also get some great program updates and a diverse range of case studies, all funded through different programs.

eNews March 2022

In the latest edition of eNews, we take a look at our latest grant programs that have opened up and how they focus on capacity building of local community groups in the wake of COVID and cumulative natural disasters. We have also selected some case studies from around the country that we think you will find very inspiring.

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eNews February 2022

Discover community projects – from spirit-lifting main street light displays to a BBQ trailer for fundraising and mental health meet ups. Learn how DeadlyScience has taken off (with help from a Fundraising Account), and which of our programs are open, plus we’re celebrating a special milestone with the Gardiner Dairy Foundation.

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eNews January 2022

In this first eNews for 2022, we welcome everyone back with some exciting new grant updates. We take a look at the Barossa Foundation and the work they have been doing with our Back To School Program. We have also selected some inspirational case studies and media stories from across remote, rural and regional communities throughout Australia.

eNews 2021 editions

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eNews December 2021

In this last eNews for 2021, we share our Heartbeat of Rural Australia Report. A local community leader shares her thoughts on how agencies and charities can best support rural communities. We’ve also chosen some inspiring case studies and stories from communities across remote, rural and regional Australia to give you inspiration for your own project.

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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.

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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.

eNews May 2021

It’s been another big month for FRRR this May! In the latest issue of eNews you’ll find some inspiring case studies, handy tips for your community group and program updates you won’t want to miss! This edition will also feature Farina Restoration Group as the Fundraising Account focus for this month. Read that and more in May’s eNews.

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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.

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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.