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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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HEADING: Facility Refurb for Currie Park Residents. IMAGE: Building exterior.

Facility Refurb for Currie Park Residents

Community stories eNews: 25 July 2022

Currie Park, Euroa's retirement village, is run by the Old Colonist's Association of Victoria (OCAV), which was established in 1896 to care for older Victorians in need. OCAV provides access to quality accommodation and care for people who could not otherwise afford it. <They received a $40,000 Caring for Ageing Rural Australians grant funded by the Ian Rollo Currie Estate Foundation to renovate and upgrade the facilities in five residential units in Euroa.

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IMAGE: Penneshaw Medical Clinic

Strengthening rural and regional communities

Media releases: 12 July 2022

After supporting more than 50 incredible local projects in 2021, the Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program is back, offering grants of up to $5,000 for projects across rural and regional Australia.

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HEADING: Nutrien grant provides improved facilities for children’s occupational therapy. IMAGE: Child on the monkey bars looking at the camera.

Nutrien grant provides improved facilities for children’s occupational therapy

Community stories: 8 July 2022

Nutrien Ag Solutions has partnered with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) to invest in meaningful community projects across Australia. In the first round of the Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program, one recipient was Coonamble Pre School Association.

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HEADING: No more silent movies for Mansfield Armchair Cinema thanks to community grant. IMAGE: Mansfield Armchair Cinema.

No more silent movies for Mansfield Armchair Cinema thanks to community grant

Community stories: 8 July 2022

Cinema goers at the Mansfield Armchair Cinema can now enjoy outdoor movie nights thanks to newly installed weatherproof speakers funded by the Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants program.

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IMAGE: Penneshaw Medical Clinic

Nutrien funding supports return of medical service to Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island

Community stories: 8 July 2022

A $5,000 Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grant has contributed to the refurbishment of facilities at the Penneshaw Community Health Rooms, which has allowed local medical services to be reinstated after state budget restraints meant services were centralised in Kingscote, a 120 km round trip for patients.

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Gardiner Foundation grants a boost for dairy communities

Media releases: 6 July 2022

Twenty-one projects in Victoria’s main dairy regions – Gippsland, Northern Victoria, and South-West Victoria – have been awarded $91,833 in grants.

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anz seeds of renewal

ANZ commits $250,000 to help rural and regional communities through Seeds of Renewal

Media releases: 5 July 2022

Applications are now open for ANZ’s Seeds of Renewal program, with grants of up to $15,000 available for not-for-profit organisations in remote, rural and regional areas.

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Grants for Resilience & Wellness for Kinglake Ranges communities

Media releases: 4 July 2022

The final round of the Grants for Resilience & Wellness Kinglake Ranges program opens Tuesday 5 July, with FRRR inviting applications from local not-for-profit groups. The program is designed to assist communities to rebuild, reconnect and recover from the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.

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Good governance supports great outcomes in Glen Innes

Community stories eNews: 28 June 2022

In an agricultural community, it is not uncommon to have a male-dominated population. However in and around Glen Innes, NSW this isn’t the case. More than half of the Glen Innes population is female. But local leadership and committee membership didn’t reflect that balance.

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HEADING: Riverland Skillin’ It inspires and empowers young people. IMAGE: Eight people sitting arounda table facing the camera.

Riverland Skillin’ It inspires and empowers young people

Community stories eNews: 28 June 2022

Part of Things is a gathering place and ideas hub for young people in Barmera in the Riverland region of South Australia. They used a $10,000 FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grant to adopt and adapt their own version of the Skillin’ It project idea that was developed at the 2020 Heywire Regional Youth Summit. 

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