News

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.

Grants help create sanctuaries for fire-affected youth

Bushfire recovery Media releases: 9 July 2020

Sony Foundation Australia, together with FRRR, have today announced two grants that will help young people in Mallacoota, VIC and Ulladulla, NSW, affected by last summer’s bushfires.

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Dairy communities receive over $120,000 in grants

Media releases: 9 July 2020

The Working in Dairy Communities Small Grants program, which is run in partnership between FRRR and Gardiner Dairy Foundation, has awarded $121,584 in grants to support 26 projects in Victoria's three dairy regions.

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Grants available to support the mental health of rural Australians

Media releases: 8 July 2020

Grants of up to $20,000 are now available to NFPs throughout rural, regional and remote Australia to support projects that improve and strengthen the mental health of their communities through the In a Good Place (IAGP) program. The IAGP program, is the centrepiece of a five-year partnership between FRRR and CCI Giving.

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Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities program opens

Media releases: 1 July 2020

Australian cotton growers can again nominate local not-for-profit and community organisations to receive $150,000 in grants for projects to benefit the communities in which they live and work. The 30 grants of $5,000 are supported by the Bayer Fund.

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Bushfire-affected communities encouraged to apply for recovery grants

Bushfire recovery Media releases: 1 July 2020

News Corp has partnered with FRRR to offer up to $630,000 in grants to support the recovery of communities affected by the recent bushfires across the country. Grants of up to $25,000 are available.

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Families in bushfire-affected communities receive help getting Back to School

Bushfire recovery Media releases: 30 June 2020

FRRR ran a special round of its Back to School program, which provides $50 gift vouchers to students in rural communities. Nearly 4,000 students impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires have been given a helping hand with replacements for the essential school items they lost during summer's bushfires.

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Grants help put local people in charge of recovery

Bushfire recovery Media releases: 30 June 2020

Thanks to support from R.M.Williams and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, FRRR has awarded two $25,000 grants to support the Orara Valley and the Blue Mountains in their recovery from the 2019/20 Summer bushfires.

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Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants awarded

Media releases: 29 June 2020

FRRR has partnered with Westpac Foundation to help in distributing $500,000 to 50 not-for-profit (NFP) organisations in rural and regional communities throughout Australia. Each of the NFPs received $10,000 for projects that will improve the education, training and employment opportunities in their communities.

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Nearly $140,000 in grants for bushfire-affected communities

Bushfire recovery Media releases: 25 June 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal has awarded $138,815 in grants for 12 community-led projects in rural, regional and remote communities impacted by the Summer bushfires, through its Strengthening Rural Communities program. In total, this round of SRC saw 89 community projects across Australia share in $912,986 in grants.

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More than $900,000 in grants awarded to rural communities

Media releases: 25 June 2020

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) has awarded $912,986 in grants of up to $25,000 to rural, regional and remote communities across Australia through its Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program.

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