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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Brass tuition creates a legacy

Annual Review stories Community stories: 12 November 2022

On Boonwurrung Country The primarily agriculture-based Bass Coast community is a two-hour drive, south-east of Melbourne. It’s therefore perhaps not surprising that it’s one of the fastest growing...

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FRRR reports record-breaking year, granting nearly $20 million to rural Australia

Annual Review stories Media releases: 11 November 2022

FRRR, a one-of-a-kind Australian charity, has granted a record amount of $19.8 million to remote, rural and regional Australia

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Huon Valley’s mental health community response

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

With the help of a $9,255 grant through the In a Good Place program, supported by CCI Giving, the Mental Health Community Response project was initiated by the Huon Valley council following a number of suicides.

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Rebuilding community through clearing tracks for management of fire (kala) in Ngadju country

Annual Review stories Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Community stories Disaster recovery stories: 10 November 2022

Following the 2019/20 bushfires, Ngadju Conservation Aboriginal Corporation received a $25,000 Strengthening Rural Communities grant RR to help the Ngadju Rangers to both repair the damage and undertake work to protect the environment and cultural sites from the devasting impact of the bushfires.

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Cooling The Exchange!

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

The North Midlands Project Inc committee received a $10,000 Strengthening Rural Communities grant to contribute to the cost of installing two large air conditioning units in community and visitor centre.

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Pilbara youth learn the digital landscape

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

In 2020, Big hART received a $10,000 grant from the Westpac Foundation Community Grants program to train and create paid employment for four young adults in the Pilbara to deliver this Indigenous education resource live to classrooms nationally.

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New wheels deliver more than meals

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

The Morgan Volunteer Support Group undertook a lot of local fundraising and secured a $10,000 grant through FRRR’s SRC program to go towards a newer vehicle for their Meals on Wheels service.

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Back to School for Barossa Valley kids

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

In total 753 Back to School (BTS) vouchers were distributed to schools across the country thanks to the ongoing support from our generous donors.

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Vocal Locals Strengthen Loxton

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

A $148,250 grant through the Future Drought Fund's Networks to Build Drought Resilience program has been used to establish the Vocal Locals - a project that supports local networks access mental health resources.

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Talking Hands for Frontline Responders

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

Using a $25,000 grant through the News Corp Bushfire Fund program, Deaf Can: Do partnered with SA CFS volunteers across the state to teach basic AUSLAN skills.

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