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.

Donation Account helps Bower Progress Association rejuvenate community facilities

eNews: 28 June 2015

Bower is a town in South Australia, approximately half way between Eudunda and Morgan on the Thiele Highway, 130 km north west of Adelaide. For a small community it has a huge heart, led by the Bower...

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Back to School vouchers help farming families

Community stories: 12 June 2015

FRRR's $50 Back to School vouchers are making a big difference to farming families that have been impacted by consecutive natural disasters. For one family of four, it meant sending them to school with all they needed to start the school year.

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Fundraising accounts blaze the way

Bushfire recovery Community stories: 6 May 2015

This story highlights to community groups that may be faced with recovering from some of the recent natural disasters across the country how a Donation Account could make a difference to your ability to fundraise to get things back up and running.

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Lockyer Valley weed eradication program

Community stories: 6 April 2015

Funds from the Lockyer Valley Regional Council's Donation Account were used to purchase herbicides and construct three purpose built weed spray trailers, which landholders are now able to borrow.

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Back to School Program – making a real difference in rural Australia

Community stories: 13 November 2014

A $50 voucher goes a long way for families that are struggling to put food on the table, let alone buy new school clothes and stationery. The BTS voucher distribution program continues to have a positive and significant impact for families in need in Deniliquin.

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Healthy tucker in Lockhart River

Community stories: 23 October 2013

The Lockhart River community voiced a need for male health initiatives, and thanks to FRRR's Small Grants for Small Rural Communities grant program, a men's cooking program was born.

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A place for everything

Community stories: 12 July 2013

Stitch ‘n’ Chat is a group in Victoria where local women not only share experiences and participate in craftwork, but also discuss local issues. An FRRR Donation Account granted funding to help them organise their materials so they can focus on the tasks at hand.

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On with the show

Community stories: 18 December 2012

The Rex Theatre Charlton, Victoria, faced an uncertain future following the floods of January 2011. An outpouring of support from the local and extended community, aided by an FRRR Donation Account, has helped to rebuild and improve upon this historic feature.

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Smoky Bay jetty refurbished

Community stories: 28 May 2012

FRRR hosted a donation account for the Smoky Bay Progress Association, in collaboration with the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation to enable them to restore the historic Smoky Bay jetty.

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