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.

Looking forward, looking back

Community stories: 23 October 2019

Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network (QRRRWN) is a member and volunteer based, multi-generational, not-for-profit organisation for women from, or supportive of rural, regional and remote...

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Wee Waa set to be Disaster Resilient: Future Ready thanks to $40,000 grant

Media releases: 11 October 2019

The Wee Waa Rotary Club will build a Community Arts Hub and fund a Cultural Trail as part of the Disaster Resilient: Future Ready (DR:FR) Get Ready NSW Pilot, thanks to a grant of $40,000 from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). Wee Waa is one of three communities in the state, along with North Richmond and Ocean Shores, that is participating in the program to better prepare them for disasters.

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FRRR and TFFF – an enduring partnership

Donor newsletter: 27 September 2019

The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation has been an ardent supporter of FRRR since it first partnered with us on the Rural Education Program in 2003. Seventeen years later, we sat down to have a chat with Sam Jorgenson, TFFF's Executive Officer, to get her insights on what it's like to partner with FRRR to support rural, regional and remote communities.

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Double the space, double the history in Lockhart

Community stories: 25 September 2019

The Lockhart & District Historical Society used an FRRR fundraising account and a $15,000 grant from the Culture, Arts, Tourism and Community Heritage (CATCH) grants program allowed the Historical Society to purchase the adjoining property and expand their offerings to include hosting events.

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Donor News – September 2019

Donor newsletter: 15 September 2019

From Natalie's desk... An update from the grants given in the last quarter, plus meetings at Parliament HouseInsights from the bush...Renewed focus on disaster resilience and recoveryGranting updateDonor...

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Fifty Small & Vital projects receive Strengthening Rural Communities grants

Media releases: 13 September 2019

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), in collaboration with a number of donor partners, is supporting 50 community projects from around Australia with a share of $328,121 through the Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital grants program.

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Training for the future

Community stories: 5 September 2019

A $19,950 grant from the Grants for Resilience & Wellness grant program, funded by VBAF, enabled the Boolarra Community Development Group to run practical skills and knowledge workshops to increase local capacity and resilience following the 2009 Victorian bushfires.

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Grants for youth-driven initiatives deliver change in rural, regional and remote Australia

Media releases: 19 August 2019

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) today announced that 17 communities will share $135,516 in grants to pilot one of seven innovative ideas, thanks to the FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants program.

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Investing in Rural Community Futures helps NSW communities on the way to a more vibrant future

Media releases: 15 August 2019

Community groups in five New South Wales locations will share in $300,000 in Start-Up Grants through the Investing in Rural Community Futures (IRCF) program. The program is a partnership between the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) and the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF) focused on helping local community groups increase their capacity.

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Australian Philanthropy Awards 2019

Media releases: 23 July 2019

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal was recognised by The Australian Philanthropy Awards, winning Best Small Grant Award for the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council’s Barcoo Way project.

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