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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Philanthropic funding for rural NSW grantseeker provides $2.4 million return on investment

Media releases: 17 May 2022

A rural NSW grantseeker is proving that philanthropic investment in people and skills can produce a huge return on investment – bringing in more than $2.4million in grants for his community.

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Support continues for communities tackling drought

Media releases: 11 May 2022

While drought is out of the media spotlight, for many communities it is still a very real and significant issue. FRRR’s Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program has just awarded $86,083 to nine community initiatives in remote, rural and regional communities across Australia still dealing with the impacts of drought.

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Free capacity building workshops for Bega Valley’s community sector

Media releases: 4 May 2022

Two free capacity building workshops for people volunteering or working in Bega Valley’s not-for-profit and community sector are now available, thanks to FRRR’s Investing in Not-for-Profit Capacity in Regional NSW program.

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Expanding chaplaincy services for rural Queensland schools

Community stories: 28 April 2022

Through FRRR’s Tackling Tough Times Together grant program, Scripture Union Queensland received $131,490 to support chaplaincy positions at Ravenswood State School, Charter Towers Central State School and Mareeba State School until June 2022.

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Grant awarded to Jaithmathang Traditional Ancestral Bloodline Owners Organisation (TABOO) First Nation Aboriginal Corporation

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Community stories: 28 April 2022

The Bushfire Recovery Fund grant program has recently awarded a grant of $120,000 to be paid over 3 years to indigenous organisation Jaithmathang TABOO, who are working on Country in North East Victoria to support regeneration in the landscape’s recovery from the 2019/20 bushfires and support cultural healing.  

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$300,000 for COVID relief work in regional NSW

COVID Recovery Media releases: 28 April 2022

Local groups and not-for-profit organisations that incurred costs while delivering food, personal care items and other essentials during COVID lockdowns are being reimbursed for some of the costs of delivery thanks to a NSW Government program administered by FRRR.

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Unveiling of new sculpture.

Reconciliation in the town of Yea

Community stories: 22 April 2022

Yea Community Service Group successfully applied for a grant of $28,734 from the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund. The group decided that the creation of a meaningful Taungarung designed art installation was the perfect way to begin telling the true history of their shire.

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Making Dongara multicoloured

Community stories: 22 April 2022

The Dongara Patchwork Club meet in the WA fishing town of Port Denison, which is located almost four hours north of Perth. Every three years, the club hosts a ‘Hanging of the Quilts’ event to exhibit new works completed by club members and the event draws tourists into town, supporting the local arts economy. In October 2019, the Dongara Patchwork Club used a $4,403 Strengthening Rural Communities grant to fund the event.

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Rural mental health initiatives given a funding boost

Media releases: 20 April 2022

Remote, rural and regional communities across Australia can apply now for grants through FRRR’s In a Good Place (IAGP) program to support community-driven activities focused on mental health and wellbeing. Offered in partnership with CCI giving, there is $200,000 available through grants of up to $20,000 for projects that support vulnerable community members at risk of, or experiencing, mental health issues.

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FRRR and CCI Giving make further five-year commitment to rural mental health

Media releases: 6 April 2022

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) and CCI Giving have agreed to a five-year extension to their partnership and national grants program, In a Good Place (IAGP). This means that the grant program will now run until at least 2027.

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