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.

Let us grow together

Community stories: 22 December 2020

Nagambie Healthcare has provided aged care services since 1926, and understands the challenges their residents have faced from living in such remote areas. To create a stronger sense of connection across the different generations, Nagambie Healthcare created a community garden, where residents and locals can come together to share their knowledge and passion for gardening.

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Bundaleer Forest’s Nature Play Area

Annual Review stories Community stories: 22 December 2020

Nestled in the heart of the Bundaleer Forest lies a quiet haven where local South Australian families can visit to reconnect with nature, and each other. Just eight kilometres from Jamestown, the picnic...

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Crab and pelican sculpture by the sea, made by Nambucca High students

Students ready for work in Nambucca Heads

Annual Review stories Community stories: 21 December 2020

When teachers at Nambucca Heads High School in northern NSW decided to embark on a practical vocational skills program to help their students become job-ready, the community came on board to help out. Principal...

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FRRR looks forward, with a new look

Media releases: 21 December 2020

This week, FRRR unveiled a new brandmark and refreshed colour palette, the first since it was founded in 2000. The work was undertaken by renowned branding agency Houston. FRRR's previous logo FRRR's...

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FRRR to deliver two Future Drought Fund programs

Media releases: 18 December 2020

Networks to Build Drought Resilience and Drought Resilience Leaders FRRR will soon be providing increased support into remote, rural and regional communities to prepare for the impacts of drought,...

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George Town Neighbourhood Home

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

It’s hard not to smile when entering George Town Neighbourhood House. The community centre is a vibrant place, buzzing with people working to fight structural disadvantages in the area. With a couple...

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Kingston Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

If you head north along the stunning beaches of the Kingsborough coast in southern Tasmania, you are bound to hit the town of Kingston. It’s one of the more central points on this 300km long beach,...

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Volunteers are the building blocks of a community that thrives

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

Situated 55 km east of Adelaide is the small rural community of Mount Pleasant. Mount Pleasant acts as a hub for a range of nearby smaller towns including Springton, Eden Valley, Cromer, Birdwood, Palmer,...

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Water bugs for Tambo River

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

Did you know that one of the best ways to measure the health of a river is to look for microscopic water bugs? The Great Alpine Gallery has created the ‘Living River Water Bugs’ art installation along...

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Spreading Harmony across the Wimmera Southern Mallee region

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

When the Centre for Participation (CP) purchased a food van, named the ‘Harmony Van,’ they knew straight away that with the right tools they could address a lack of job ready hospitality trainees...

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