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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Helping to keep language alive in Kowanyama

Community stories: 12 December 2022

In 2022, FRRR contributed $9,212 via a Strengthening Rural Communities grant funded by Friends of FRRR and FRRR towards the g-oz ‘Helping to keep language alive in Kowanyama’ project.

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$500,000 in grants awarded for recovery from 2022 floods, rebuilding futures

$500,000 in grants awarded for recovery from 2022 floods

Media releases: 9 December 2022

FRRR, in partnership with Suncorp and GIO, has awarded $500,000 to 27 community groups impacted by the East Coast Australia floods in February and March 2022.

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ANZ celebrates 20 years of Seeds of Renewal by awarding 20 grants to rural communities

ANZ celebrates 20 years of Seeds of Renewal by awarding 20 grants to rural communities

Media releases: 6 December 2022

In partnership with ANZ, FRRR has awarded $250,000 through 20 grants to remote, rural and regional community groups through the ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program.

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Seed funding continues to make a difference several years on

Community stories: 5 December 2022

Four years ago, PCYC Queensland received $8,000 through FRRR’s ANZ Seeds of Renewal program to buy some basic equipment for the initiative.

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Over $410,000 in grants awarded to Kinglake Ranges communities

Media releases: 2 December 2022

FRRR has awarded $414,927 in grants to 12 community groups and local not-for-profits through its Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) Kinglake program.

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Donor News – November 2022

Donor newsletter: 1 December 2022

In our November Donor news we give an update on our progress from the past quarter. In this latest edition we have a big focus on connecting with communities with our teams conducting a number of visits. You'll also find our latest donor spotlight with Nutrien Ag Solutions.

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HEADING: Funding available to bring youth-led initiatives to life. IMAGE: Riverland Youth Theatre member in rainbow feather boa.

More than $170,000 awarded to projects taking their lead from youth ideas

Media releases: 30 November 2022

Nineteen grassroots initiatives across remote, rural and regional Australia will share in $172,069 in grants through the FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants program.

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Sarah Matthee appointed Acting CEO

Media releases: 30 November 2022

FRRR is delighted to share that CEO Natalie Egleton has secured a place in the Social Impact Leadership Australia (SILA) program. As part of this program, Natalie will be taking a three-month sabbatical from 22 December 2022, returning 12 April 2023.

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AVCLP Building Capacity for Recovery

Event: 29 November 2022

In November, around 25 supporters joined the FRRR directors, CEO and Partnerships Team for a donor event held at the Nutrien Ag Solutions offices in Docklands, Melbourne. Dialling into the event as a guest speaker was Jacqui Bramwell from Alpine Valleys Community Leadership (AVCL) program.

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Grant strengthens capacity at local radio station

Community stories: 24 November 2022

In a bid to regain sponsors and attract new ones, Alpine Radio used a $6,000 grant from the News Corp Bushfire Recovery Fund, to hire a Sponsorship and Marketing Manager.

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