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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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Making Dongara multicoloured

Community stories: 22 April 2022

The Dongara Patchwork Club meet in the WA fishing town of Port Denison, which is located almost four hours north of Perth. Every three years, the club hosts a ‘Hanging of the Quilts’ event to exhibit new works completed by club members and the event draws tourists into town, supporting the local arts economy. In October 2019, the Dongara Patchwork Club used a $4,403 Strengthening Rural Communities grant to fund the event.

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Rural mental health initiatives given a funding boost

Media releases: 20 April 2022

Remote, rural and regional communities across Australia can apply now for grants through FRRR’s In a Good Place (IAGP) program to support community-driven activities focused on mental health and wellbeing. Offered in partnership with CCI giving, there is $200,000 available through grants of up to $20,000 for projects that support vulnerable community members at risk of, or experiencing, mental health issues.

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FRRR and CCI Giving make further five-year commitment to rural mental health

Media releases: 6 April 2022

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) and CCI Giving have agreed to a five-year extension to their partnership and national grants program, In a Good Place (IAGP). This means that the grant program will now run until at least 2027.

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Kyabram teen fitness program inspires community spirit

Kyabram teen fitness program inspires community spirit

Community stories: 4 April 2022

A health and wellbeing centre has been established by Kyabram Blue Light at the town’s P-12 College thanks to $5,000 from the Gardiner Dairy Foundation Community Grants Program in partnership with Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR).

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FRRR welcomes extension of DGR1 to Rural Community Foundations

Media releases (soft launch): 30 March 2022

FRRR has today welcomed the extension of DGR-1 status for the country’s regional Community Foundations, which was confirmed in Tuesday night’s Budget announcements. This special status means that they can now directly receive tax deductible donations from a broader range of donors to support more place-based philanthropy, which FRRR has long-championed.

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Perpetual power for Tarana’s Bushfire Brigade

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Community stories eNews: 29 March 2022

Tarana Bushfire Brigade installed a solar powered battery backup system to ensure they would always be ready for urgent fire defence, thanks for a $25,000 VESF grant.

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Breaking the cycle in Yiyili

Community stories eNews: 29 March 2022

An SRC grant supported bike repair workshops for youth in the Yiyili community, increasing engagement in the community and learning new skills.

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Deadly Yarning & Learning – Mental Health training for young people

Community stories eNews: 29 March 2022

YACVic was supported with an IAGP grant to deliver culturally specific Mental Health First Aid Training to 20 First Nations youth in Swan Hill and Robinvale.

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Seville War Memorial ready in time for ANZAC Day

Community stories eNews: 29 March 2022

Seville Township Group operates in Victoria's Yarra Valley and aims to improve Seville for the benefit of the local community and those in the surrounding areas. They hold an FRRR Not-for-profit Fundraising...

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$700,000 in grants available for NSW groups that responded to impacts of COVID-19

COVID Recovery Media releases: 29 March 2022

Local community groups and not-for profit organisations in remote, rural and regional NSW are being offered grants to boost preparedness for future pandemics and other disasters through the Resilience NSW COVID Regional Community Support (CRCS) program.

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