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.

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Building capacity in Nambucca Valley

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

The Nambucca Valley in NSW was one of the first participating communities in the Investing in Rural Community Futures Program. The Mujaay Ganma Foundation was established to support Aboriginal people and their families with culturally friendly, emotional, physical and spiritual cancer support.

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The return of the Outback Festival to Winton

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

Outback Festival Australia have used a $45,000 Tackling Tough Times Together grant to help them host one of their largest Festivals capitalising on the holidaying demographic contained to Queensland due to state borders being closed.

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Resilient Educators Program

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

Ltyentye Apurte Catholic School is one of the most successful remote Aboriginal Schools in Central Australia and the NT. Using a $10,000 Strengthening Rural Communities grant they funded the Resilience Educators Program.

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Putting the impressive geology of the Furneaux region on the map

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

Thanks to the help of an FRRR grant of $24,924, through the Strengthening Rural Communities program, the Furneaux Historical Research Association was able to complete the second stage of the Furneaux GeoTrail project.

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A mobile boost for Freycinet’s Volunteer Marine Rescue Association

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

A $2,244 grant from FRRR’s Strengthening Rural Communities program supported the Freycinet Volunteer Marine Rescue Association installation of the mobile booster. The project, described by the Association as ”one of our best projects in over 20 years of operation”, resolved all the issues of being able to access reliable, high quality mobile coverage in the Association’s building.

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Strengthen pride, strengthen youth in Nauiya

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

With collaboration between local artists, community members, young people, and service providers, and a $5,000 Strengthening Rural Communities grant, Red Dust will deliver three large murals.

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Remote laundries building strong remote communities

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

The Northern Australian Aboriginal Charitable Trust used a $10,000 Strengthening Rural Communities grant to use as a deposit to purchase a washing machine for the Yarralin Remote Laundries Project.

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It takes GUTS to address division through dance

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

GUTS Dance Central Australia, located in the Northern Territory, used a $9,800 Strengthening Rural Communities grant to support the delivery of their Community Dance Day.

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Supporting female-owned businesses in Goondiwindi

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

With the help of a $10,365 FRRR grant through the ANZ Seeds of Renewal program, Macintyre Ag Alliance was able to implement their Skilling Her Enterprise project. The project consisted of a series of workshops focused on upskilling regional women with the key skills they need to build and maintain successful off farm businesses.

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Creative bushfire recovery in the Scenic Rim

Annual Review stories Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Community stories Disaster recovery stories: 10 November 2022

Through the News Corp Bushfire Fund program, FRRR helped to fund The Little Pocket Association’s initiative ‘Regeneration – Creative Bushfire Recovery’ project.

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