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.

Farmers for Climate Action volunteers in Tassie

Farmers Fighting Climate Change

Annual Review stories Community stories: 20 October 2021

Farmers for Climate Action established a Fundraising Account with FRRR in 2017 to allow them to leverage FRRR’s special tax status to bolster their fundraising.

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A group of Rangers sit around a table with their hands thrown up in the air

Staying connected in protecting the desert

Annual Review stories Community stories: 20 October 2021

The Indigenous Desert Alliance empowers Indigenous people managing Australia's desert country to realise their social, cultural, environmental and economic aspirations.

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Funding boosts vibrancy and wellbeing of rural communities across Australia

Funding boosts vibrancy and wellbeing of rural communities across Australia

Media releases: 19 October 2021

Community organisations across rural and regional Australia will share in more than $250,000 as Nutrien Ag Solutions, in partnership with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, announced the recipients from the first round of the Community Grants Program.

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Rural communities share in more than $1.4M to build drought resilience

Media releases: 15 October 2021

FRRR has awarded $1,413,319 to 33 remote, rural and regional communities across Australia for locally-led initiatives that will help build their region’s resilience to drought through the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund's Networks to Build Drought Resilience program.

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Two women sit on top of commercial washing machines, smiling

Laundry enterprise benefits social fabric of Byron Bay

Annual Review stories Community stories: 11 October 2021

The SHIFT Project Byron Bay is a short-term educational transition program for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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Heywire adulting workshop for Headspace Wagga Wagga

Headspace Wagga Wagga provides crash course in “Adulting”

Annual Review stories Community stories: 7 October 2021

Headspace Wagga Wagga has teamed up with Youth Reference Group to create a series of videos to help the transition into adulthood easier for the teenagers of Wagga Wagga and surrounding communities.

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Two women in aprons stand at the Hannaford Club kitchen

Catering for the crowds in Hannaford

Annual Review stories Community stories: 7 October 2021

The small rural town of Hannaford in southern QLD is battling what would seem to be an endless drought. Hannaford Club Inc has been hosting countless fundraising events that required the upgrade of their catering equipment to better serve their community.

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A crowd in evening wear under fairylights, surrounded by gum trees and hay bales.

From dust to dances – Dancing in the Dirt gala ball gives town a break

Annual Review stories Community stories: 7 October 2021

Cumulative disaster in Jerramungup, Western Australia, has the Fitzgerald Biosphere Group using a Strengthening Rural Communities grant to fund Dancing in the Dirt, a night where the residents can take their minds off a year of severe drought.

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The Orroroo rotunda rebuild close to completion

Heritage hotspot

Annual Review stories Community stories: 6 October 2021

The township of Orroroo in South Australia are familiar with the challenges that come from extreme drought. With a Tackling Tough Times Together grant they were able to design plans to build the Black Rock Woolpress, a tourist destination for visitors.

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Volunteers standing outside the Lions Club mobile cancer screening unit

The Lions help save lives through mobile skin cancer check unit

Annual Review stories Community stories: 6 October 2021

A Strengthening Rural Communities grant was out towards converting a caravan into a mobile screening clinic for skin cancer.

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