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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More grants available for community-led initiatives that build drought resilience

Media releases: 20 September 2021

FRRR is inviting applications for the second round of the Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program.

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SGRC Ngangganawili Aboriginal Health Service

Desert paramedics get new kit bags

Community stories: 17 September 2021

Through the support of FRRR, NAHS was able to upgrade the response bags in both of the NAHS emergency ambulances. The bags in use were ageing and inconsistent with a mismatch of brands and styles, and they feared this could lead to confusion in an emergency when working in the different ambulances.

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Three-year study identifies ways to strengthen community resilience to disasters

Media releases: 14 September 2021

A call for more investment in local community groups, so they are better equipped to play a key role in building community resilience ahead of climate, natural disasters and other disruptions, is among the series of recommendations to come out of a three-year research project.

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Donor News – September 2021

Donor newsletter: 10 September 2021

In our September newsletter we launch the Heartbeat of Rural Australia Research Study to gauge how community groups and Not-for-Profits are faring. We profile a partnership with one of our valued donors, Portland House Foundation, who have been partnered with FRRR since 2013 to provide support Victoria's remote, rural and regional communities. We've also outlined partnering opportunities, and provided our usual granting snapshot and insights from our Program Managers on common themes emerging from our connection and outreach activities within communities.

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Carcoar community comes together to purchase local church

Community stories: 7 September 2021

The Blue Mountains village of Carcoar came together to purchase the local church as their community facility, with the help of an FRRR Fundraising Account.

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Portland House Foundation

Donor Spotlight: Portland House Foundation

Donor newsletter: 7 September 2021

Portland House Foundation (PHF) is a family foundation based in Melbourne, working in partnership with FRRR to to support Victoria’s remote, rural and regional communities.

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Make your voice heard in the Heartbeat of Rural Australia study

Media releases: 30 August 2021

FRRR is calling on leaders of not-for-profit organisations and community groups across remote, rural and regional Australia to tell it like it is in the Foundation’s inaugural Heartbeat of Rural Australia study.

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Bega and Glen Innes community groups receive funding

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Media releases: 26 August 2021

FRRR has awarded eight grants totalling $280,000 to a range of local community groups across Bega Valley and Glen Innes Severn through the INFPC program.

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From hall to hub of Coffin Bay community

Community stories eNews: 25 August 2021

At the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, Coffin Bay is a small town of about 600 people. Known around the world for its fresh oysters and beautiful fishing spots, Coffin Bay is a...

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Improving public perception of Moree Secondary College

Community stories eNews: 25 August 2021

Moree is a major agricultural centre in northern New South Wales, noted for its part in the Australian cotton-growing industry. Community workshops conducted by both Moree Secondary College and Moree...

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