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.

Recovery Underway Following 2019/2020 Bushfires

2020 bushfire recovery Disaster recovery stories Donor newsletter Insights: 4 March 2021

Many regional and rural communities experienced devastation as a result of the 2019/20 Black Summer fires. The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements reported that more than...

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Drought recovery – GLENRAC style

Community stories Disaster recovery stories Donor newsletter: 2 March 2021

GLENRAC received a grant to deliver workshops to the Glen Innes farming community focusing on drought management techniques and sustainable agriculture.

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Big plans for Yarra Valley ECOSS

Community stories eNews: 26 February 2021

Yarra Valley ECOSS is an inspiring educational and recreational facility that demonstrates sustainable living solutions for the community of the Yarra Valley and beyond. ECOSS has established a well-respected...

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Preserving Waikerie’s cinematic past

Community stories eNews: 26 February 2021

Small towns need dedicated people to preserve their history, and with technology moving the way it is, a certain degree of upkeep is required or stories may be lost forever. In the small South Australian...

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Loco restoration restores key tourism attraction in Injune

Community stories eNews: 26 February 2021

Many regional centres have discovered the value of heritage as a factor in tourism development. Cultural and historical attractions not only bring in income to the region, but give the local population...

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Rural Health Tasmania tackles mental health head on

Community stories eNews: 26 February 2021

Where’s Your Head @?  is a one day event – a music festival with benefits – aimed at youth in the Circular Head area of Tasmania. It was brought to life by a number of groups invested in the wellbeing...

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Quilpie Outback Fringe Festival

More than $1.2M in grants awarded to help tackle the Big Dry

Media releases: 25 February 2021

FRRR has awarded $1,264,396 in grants to 29 projects that will support drought-impacted communities through its Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program.

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A little help going a long way

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 23 February 2021

More than 5,400 students and families in places devasted by the Black Summer bushfires are being given a helping hand at the start the new school year.

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FRRR partners with the Kellogg Australia Charitable Foundation to help tackle food insecurity

Media releases: 23 February 2021

FRRR has entered a new partnership with the Kellogg Australia Charitable Foundation (KACF) to help tackle hunger and build resilience in rural communities.

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Clarence Landcare Inc

New partnership to help turn community groups’ ideas into reality

Media releases: 22 February 2021

A new partnership between FRRR and The Yulgilbar Foundation will give rural communities in the Clarence Valley and surrounding regions a much-needed boost.

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