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.

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Kin Kin set to better withstand the impacts of future disasters

Community stories: 28 May 2024

Kin Kin in QLD used a $25,000 Rebuilding Futures grant to furnish and equip an Emergency Response Hub to better withstand the impacts of future disasters.

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New seats the ‘chair-y’ on top at Laura Fair

Community stories: 28 May 2024

Laura Fair Inc received a Rebuilding Regional Communities grant to purchase chairs for their annual event, freeing up future funds to reinvest in the community.

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Victorian philanthropics unite to back rural communities

Media releases: 24 May 2024

Four VIC philanthropics have joined forces in a $5M partnership with FRRR that will strengthen the capacity and resilience of communities over the next 5 years.

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FRRR and Charter Hall partner to support disaster preparedness and recovery

Media releases: 23 May 2024

FRRR and Charter Hall have signed a three-year agreement to support disaster preparedness and recovery efforts across remote, rural and regional communities.

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Young people take over Lismore in May

Media releases (soft launch): 20 May 2024

More than 30 school-aged students will ‘takeover’ Lismore from 20 May to 24 May to share their stories as part of the ABC’s Takeover Youth Summit.

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Nearly $1.4M in small grants for rural Australia

Media releases: 30 April 2024

Nearly $1.4 million in grants is being shared by 129 community groups across remote, rural and regional Australia through FRRR’s flagship SRC program.

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Brewing success in Karoonda

Community stories: 24 April 2024

In an effort to empower local youth and provide employment skills, Karoonda District Council successfully secured a $10,000 FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grant under the 2022 idea, ‘Discover Your Future’, with a project that is now brewing success for local youth.

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Cultivating Communication Skills for Farming Families

Community stories: 24 April 2024

BCG secured an In a Good Place grant to hold a one-day Tomorrow Farmer event, to discuss the skills that all members of the farming operation require to have the crucial conversations about farm business prosperity, without compromising the social fabric of a family.

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Sprouting Joy: Morawa Playgroup’s Nature Playground Project

Community stories: 24 April 2024

Morawa Playgroup in Western Australia's wheatbelt, transformed its outdoor space into a vibrant nature playground with support from an FRRR grant.

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Reviving Namabunda

Community stories: 24 April 2024

Bundjalung Tribal Society utilised an SRC grant to reengage their volunteer support base after interest had waned due to volunteer fatigue and lockdown restrictions.

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