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.

Victorian dairy communities share $100,000 in grants to build stronger local communities

Media releases: 6 July 2017

FRRR and the Gardiner Dairy Foundation today announced that 24 recipients of the 2017 Working in Dairy Communities small grants program will share $100,000.

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Creating the Oodnadatta Arts and Crafts Collective

Community stories: 26 June 2017

Volunteering SA and NT received a $10,000 ANZ Seeds of Renewal grant to develop a women-led arts and crafts social enterprise, through research, the creation of an action plan, provision of training and materials to set up the business at the newly renovated Women’s Shed in Oodnadatta.

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Kidz Group provides a safe place for kids impacted by domestic violence

Community stories: 15 June 2017

The effects of domestic violence on children are well documented, yet often there are no systems in place to support these kids who witness the physical and /or sexual and emotional abuse, threats, and aftermath of such incidents. Speak Out 4 Kids project, in the Nambucca Local Government Area, received a $45,000 I4CI grant to help deliver an eight-week program called Kidz Group for children aged between 8-12 years who have experienced living with or being exposed to domestic violence and are no longer in that environment.

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Hot spot snapshots – Tasmanian Midlands biodiversity

Community stories: 30 May 2017

A $4,000 grant from the Small Grants for Rural Communities program, funded by the Yulgilbar Foundation saw Greening Australia run two activity field days at Cressy and Campbell Town, south of Launceston in Tasmania, for their ‘Hot Spot Snapshot’ program.

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Eight years on, grants still supporting recovery from Black Saturday

Media releases: 23 February 2017

Twenty-four community groups impacted by the 2009 Victorian bushfires have received funding to support the community needs that continue to emerge post the devastating disaster, thanks to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund. There 15 GR&W grants, and 9 Community Group Futures grants.

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Foundation Barossa

Community stories Disaster recovery stories: 20 January 2017

Pinery Fire response supported by Community Foundation Account Foundation Barossa's story is a particularly good example of how FRRR’s Community Foundation Accounts are able to help a...

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Cotton grants bearing fruit for local communities

Media releases: 13 December 2016

A further 30 not-for-profit and community organisations across cotton growing regions will benefit from a $5,000 boost just before the festive season, as the 2016 Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities grants are awarded again. $450,000 has now been distributed over the last three years across New South Wales and Queensland.

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Grants from ANZ Seeds of Renewal program support 29 community projects

Media releases: 6 December 2016

ANZ and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) have today announced that $275,000 in grant funding will be shared between 26 community groups from across regional Australia, while another three groups will receive IT equipment, as part of the 2016 ANZ Seeds of Renewal program.

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Communities receive grants to implement youth-developed ideas

Media releases: 15 August 2016

FRRR today announced that 19 community groups will share more than $150,000 to implement eight ideas developed by young people to address issues of concern to them.

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Victorian dairy communities share $113,000 in grants

Media releases: 27 June 2016

The Gardiner Dairy Foundation and the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) today announced the 31 recipients that will share $113,000 from the 2016 Working in Dairy Communities Small Grants program.

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