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.

$565,000 in vouchers helps 11,000 rural kids go Back to School, ready to learn

Media releases: 7 February 2018

More than $565,000 is being distributed via this year’s FRRR Back to School program. It supports rural children and their families to access quality educational experiences by providing $50 vouchers that are redeemable for items necessary to start the school year.

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“It’s real and it’s happening now”

Community stories: 1 February 2018

Farmers for Climate Action know that the winds of change are upon farming in Australia and want to do something about it, with the help of an FRRR Not-for-profit fundraising account.

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Are you right, mate?

Community stories: 30 January 2018

In 2016, South West Healthcare received a grant of $3,635 from the Gardiner Dairy Foundation ‘Working in Dairy Communities’ small grant program to support the local dairy farming community by offering Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training and accreditation.

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Taking professional development on-country

Community stories: 30 January 2018

The FRRR ANZ Seeds of Renewal grant program supported the Nowanup 'Bush University' Schools Program with a $12,500 grant for professional development for teachers and staff, deepening cross cultural awareness and building Noongar Language and cultural activities into the Australian National Curriculum.

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ANZ supports Australia’s rural communities with more than $250,000 in Seeds of Renewal grants

Media releases: 18 January 2018

26 community organisations around regional Australia are the recipients of the 2017 ANZ Seeds of Renewal program. Supported by Lenovo, the program aims to encourage community initiatives that support the sustainability and vibrancy of rural communities.

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Aussie Cotton grants boost community programs

Media releases: 5 December 2017

30 not-for-profit and community organisations across cotton growing regions will benefit from a $5,000 grant just before the festive season, awarded under the 2017 Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities grants program. The program is delivered in partnership by the Monsanto Fund and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal and has now distributed $600,000 to New South Wales and Queensland cotton communities in the past four years.

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NSW communities Get Ready for natural disasters

Media releases: 6 September 2017

FRRR and the NSW Government, through the Get Ready NSW initiative, are collaborating to develop and evaluate effective community-led disaster preparedness practices. A roadshow is underway through some NSW communities at risk of disaster, with a view to finding communities to partner with us in developing and testing indicators, methods and tools to improve preparedness.

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Victorian dairy communities share $100,000 in grants to build stronger local communities

Media releases: 6 July 2017

FRRR and the Gardiner Dairy Foundation today announced that 24 recipients of the 2017 Working in Dairy Communities small grants program will share $100,000.

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Eight years on, grants still supporting recovery from Black Saturday

Media releases: 23 February 2017

Twenty-four community groups impacted by the 2009 Victorian bushfires have received funding to support the community needs that continue to emerge post the devastating disaster, thanks to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund. There 15 GR&W grants, and 9 Community Group Futures grants.

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Foundation Barossa

Bushfire recovery Community stories: 20 January 2017

Pinery Fire response supported by Community Foundation Account Foundation Barossa's story is a particularly good example of how FRRR’s Community Foundation Accounts are able to help a...

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