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. 

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More than $200,000 to support and strengthen Kinglake Ranges 

Media releases: 26 July 2023

FRRR has awarded $207,812 in grants to community groups across the Kinglake Ranges region, marking the final round of FRRR’s Grants for Resilience & Wellness program.

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Building drought resilience in Qld’s Northern Gulf

Community stories: 24 July 2023

Providing opportunities for community connection helps build preparedness for, and resilience to, the impacts of drought. Through the Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program, Northern Gulf Resource Management Group Ltd received $49,700 funded by the Australian Government to deliver three drought awareness and networking events across regional QLD.

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Building connection by improving food security

Community stories: 24 July 2023

Geeveston Community Centre in Tasmania is Australia’s southernmost Neighbourhood House and works closely with the community to address local needs. In 2021 they received a $9,419 Strengthening Rural Communities grant, funded by the Bertalli Family Foundation, to improve community food security by growing more local produce.

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Expanding capacity of the Cobargo Wellness Group

Community stories: 24 July 2023

The Cobargo Wellness Group (CWG) supports local community to thrive through education, wellbeing, and creative projects after crisis and beyond. CWG received a $10,000 grant through the Investing in Not-for-Profit Capacity in Regional NSW program to develop capacity to meet increased need for its services across the region.

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Growing the bush resource industry in the Kimberley

Community stories: 24 July 2023

Environs Kimberley (EK) seeks to build capacity for First Nations people to engage in and lead a Kimberley native plant resource industry. In 2020 they received a $24,995 SRC grant funded by John T Reid Charitable Trusts to support one of their initiatives.

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Connected communities are more capable of enduring future droughts

Insights: 17 July 2023

If agriculture-dependent communities are to be sustainable in the long-term, we must also ensure local people are ready to withstand the pressures that come with extended dry periods.

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Innovative model putting Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands

Media releases (soft launch): 14 July 2023

The First Nations Philanthropic Funders Working Group will oversee the creation of a community-informed and community-led model to direct philanthropic funding for First Nations communities across the SA.

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ANZ 2020 - Karrkad Kandji Trust Warddeken Rangers

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

Media releases: 12 July 2023

Applications are now open for the ANZ Seeds of Renewal program, with grants of up to $15,000 available.

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Penneshaw Medical Clinic

Grants available to boost rural and regional communities

Media releases: 11 July 2023

Applications for Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program are now open, with eligible not-for-profit organisations invited to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to support remote, rural or regional community projects.

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Disaster resilience across the Burnett Inland region

Insights: 6 July 2023

Disaster Resilient: Future Ready Program Manager Caroline Larcher has penned some thoughts on the DR:FR program's extension to the QLD Burnett Inland region.

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