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.

Students steer-ing the way

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

For high school students studying agriculture in South East NSW, hands on experience gives them the skills they need to gain employment when they finish their studies. For 200 students from across 11...

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Don’t Burn the Butt

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

The Taromeo Rural Fire Brigade (TRFB) are a busy bunch. While you could be forgiven for thinking their remit was fire preparedness and firefighting, this group of volunteers actually take on a significant...

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Northern Territory Friendship & Support Inc

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

The challenge of attracting volunteers to support charitable organisations serving the community is universal, but exacerbated further in remote communities where the potential pool from which to recruit...

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Bright minds in Peel offer ESTEAM career advice on screen

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

‘Inspiring a curious community’ is the vision of Peel Bright Minds. Working in Western Australia’s Peel region, the organisation is particularly focused on stimulating increased engagement in ESTEAM...

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Shooting for the stars in remote WA

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

Shooting Stars is a unique program, formed by Netball WA and Glass Jar Australia in 2014. It uses netball as a vehicle for empowering young Aboriginal women living in remote WA to improve their school...

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Dress the Central West

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

Red Ridge Interior, a creative community organisation that provides opportunities for learning, connection and community in Queensland’s Central West, knows how hard it can be to tackle tough times....

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Doctors for Yack

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

Yackandandah is a quaint village located in the valleys of the Stanley State Forest in North East Victoria. Known for its gold mining history, the town is well preserved and popular with tourists. However,...

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Tenterfield and the Beat of the Bush

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

When a popular city-based summer school music program made plans to bring the beat to the bush and put on a show alongside it, the whole community of Tenterfield NSW let the rhythm takeover.

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Community Tree Planting in Peppimenarti and Nganmarriyanga

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

A Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) grant from FRRR, funded with the support of the John T Reid Charitable Trusts, helped enhance the availability of fresh fruit, as well as create more inviting,...

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Art about town in Smithton

Community stories: 28 November 2020

Circular Head Council brought the community together for a three week celebration of visual and performative arts performances and exhibits in Smithton and surrounding towns in north-west Tasmania, thanks to a Strengthening Rural Communities grant funded by the Sidney Myer Fund.

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