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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More than $900,000 awarded to community-led groups building pandemic resilience

Media releases (soft launch): 6 September 2022

Twenty-seven community-led groups in remote, rural and regional NSW will share in $912,505 awarded through the Resilience NSW COVID Regional Community Support (CRCS) program.

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Mental health initiatives in rural communities get a $200,000 boost

Media releases: 31 August 2022

Fourteen mental health initiatives across remote, rural and regional Australia will share in $204,607 in grants awarded through FRRR’s In a Good Place (IAGP) program.

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HEADING: Laughter at Lucky Bay. IMAGE: Playground at Lucky Bay.

Laughter at Lucky Bay

Community stories eNews: 31 August 2022

The Lucky Bay Shack Owners Association sought $51,597 through the Tackling Tough Times Together grant program to purchase new playground equipment.

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HEADING: New wheels for Eventide residents. IMAGE: Three Evertide residents sitting on the near gold buggy.

New wheels for Eventide residents

Community stories eNews: 31 August 2022

Thanks to a $10,000 Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) grant supported by Ian Rollo Currie Foundation, Evertide Lutheran Homes was able to purchase a golf buggy that has been assisting with the transport of residents with mobility and sight issues around the facility.

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HEADING: Combatting COVID with Care. IMAGE: Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare Logo.

Combatting COVID with Care

Community stories COVID Recovery eNews: 31 August 2022

Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare received a $13,500 grant from the COVID Regional Community Support program, funded by the New South Wales Government.

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Drought preparedness program set to kick off

Media releases: 29 August 2022

Following the announcement by Senator The Hon. Murray Watt, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) and the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) are pleased to announce the opening of the first program in the Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Initiative.

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$500,000 in grants to help recovery work of local community groups in flood affected areas of Qld & NSW

Media releases: 17 August 2022

Suncorp and GIO have partnered with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR), through the Rebuilding Futures program, to offer $500,000 in grants of up to $25,000 to help not-for-profit groups and local community organisations to rebuild and recover from this year’s flood events.

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Rathdowney Memorial Grounds

Building back better in Rathdowney

Community stories Disaster recovery stories eNews: 16 August 2022

RMGA received a $15,000 Rebuilding Futures grant funded by Suncorp Group that allowed them to repair the equestrian arena, and to mitigate the impacts of future flood events on the Rathdowney Memorial Grounds.

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HEADING: Technology for Women's Wellbeing Hub. IMAGE: Yarredi Services

Technology for Women’s Wellbeing Hub

Community stories: 26 July 2022

Yarredi Services works hard to support local women and children who are victims of domestic and family violence (DFV). Working in collaboration with the South Australian Police, local health services, Aboriginal health services and other not-for-profit agencies, Yarredi focuses on a diverse range of ways to address the needs of the people affected by DFV.

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HEADING: 3x3 Basketball Brings Community Together. IMAGE: Large group of children listening to speaker

3×3 Basketball Brings Community Together

Community stories eNews: 26 July 2022

The Palm Island Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) was established in 2004, and works closely with the Indigenous Programs Development Unit, government agencies, community organisations and members to provide a range of programs that respond to issues faced by the community. The PCYC is well placed to partner with sporting and other local organisations to provide access to sporting and recreational opportunity for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as they are one of the only positive and neutral organisations where people can safely engage in positive and healthy ways.

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