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.

More than $275,000 in grants for Leeton

Media releases: 9 February 2021

FRRR, in partnership with the VFFF, has awarded $276,963 in grants to four of Leeton’s NFPs. A tailored coaching program also kicks off for three Leeton NFPs.

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Gardiner Dairy Foundation Community Grants now open to Victorian dairy communities

Event Media releases: 1 February 2021

Gardiner Dairy Foundation, in partnership with FRRR, is inviting community organisations in Victorian dairy regions – Gippsland, northern Victoria and south-west Victoria - to apply for grants of up to $5,000.

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CRASHENDO! Bairnsdale beats the blues

Community stories eNews: 28 January 2021

Unlike most other youth music programs, CRASHENDO! Bairnsdale is not only about the tunes. Modelled after Venezuela's National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras and Choirs El Sistema Global, CRASHENDO!...

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Safe sheltered play at Coragulac Kindergarten

Community stories eNews: 28 January 2021

For the residents of Coragulac and its surrounding communities, having access to excellent early childhood education with the right facilities is a top priority for local families. The Coragulac...

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Gwalla railway mural and art trail enhancements

Community stories eNews: 28 January 2021

The need for the diversification of industry has been well known to the Northampton community for many years, given the heavy reliance on agriculture. Drought and unpredictable seasons have seen the withdrawal...

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A dino-mite upgrade for the Eromanga Natural History Museum

Community stories eNews: 28 January 2021

Located 1,000 km from Brisbane in the southwest of Queensland, Eromanga has a big claim to fame. The rural town, hidden deep in the outback of Australia, may only be 119 residents – but the biggest...

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Rural communities strengthened with more than $1.1M in grants

Media releases: 19 January 2021

One hundred and one projects set to strengthen remote, rural and regional Australia have been given an encouraging boost, with 96 communities sharing in $1,112,492 in grants, thanks to the FRRR's Strengthening Rural Communities program.

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More than $580,000 in grants to strengthen bushfire recovery

Bushfire recovery: 19 January 2021

Thirty-four projects set to seed and strengthen the recovery of communities affected by the 2019-20 bushfires are sharing in $589,945 in grants, thanks to aa special stream of bushfire recovery funding via FRRR's Strengthening Rural Communities program.

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Support for bushfire recovery on offer

Bushfire recovery Media releases: 13 January 2021

FRRR is encouraging community groups in regions affected by the 2019-20 bushfires to apply for recovery funding, with more than $380,000 in grants available through the News Corp Bushfire Fund.

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Learning the love of literacy

Community stories: 11 January 2021

Daylesford is around 105 km north west of Melbourne. Like any small town, some children struggle with certain aspects of their learning, which can have a significant impact on their mental health and...

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