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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Growing together with Grow Lightly

Community stories: 22 January 2020

With a Gardiner Working in Dairy Communities program grant, Grow Lightly were able to fund a consultant to undertake market research and the development of a business plan for the expansion of their food hub and network of local consumers and producers.

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FRRR’s bushfire response

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Media releases: 7 January 2020

FRRR CEO, Natalie Egleton encourages you to consider how your donations and support can have an impact beyond the headlines and can give communities control and determination over their recovery.

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Cowell Silo art project

Community stories: 17 December 2019

This year, the Franklin Harbour district in South Australia has seen the lowest rainfall recorded on history. The District Council of Franklin Harbour have estimated around 99 farming families have sought...

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Strengthening Rural Communities program delivers more than $640,000 in grants

Media releases: 16 December 2019

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) is providing $643,401 in grants to communities across Australia through the third round of its Strengthening Rural Communities program.

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Donor News – December 2019

Donor newsletter: 15 December 2019

From Natalie's Desk... A new record of $11.6M awarded via 677 grantsLaunching FRRR's 2018/19 Annual ReviewIMPACT: Legend and the LocalsINSIGHTS: The long game of disaster recoveryPartnering opportunity:...

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Kinglake Ranges to receive boost from Grants for Resilience & Wellness

Media releases: 12 December 2019

More than $1.5M earmarked to support ongoing recovery across the Kinglake Ranges following the 2009 bushfires has begun to roll-out through the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal's Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) - Kinglake Ranges program

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Investing in Rural Community Futures gives NFPs the chance to help their community thrive

Media releases: 10 December 2019

Community organisations in three New South Wales communities will receive long-term support through the Investing in Rural Community Futures (IRCF) program, which focuses on strengthening local not-for-profits, and in turn, rural communities.

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ANZ Seeds of Renewal grants give boost to rural, regional and remote Australia

Media releases: 28 November 2019

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) has today announced the 21 community groups that will share in $250,000 in grants through the ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program.

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Northern Rivers Community Foundation

Community stories: 28 November 2019

Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) was established in 2004 with the purpose to connect people who care with local causes that matter, to improve community well-being for the Northern Rivers region...

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Cotton communities receive pre-Christmas boost

Media releases: 20 November 2019

Schools, show societies, and a family support service are among the 30 not-for-profit organisations in New South Wales and Queensland cotton-growing communities to receive a $5,000 boost from the Bayer Fund this year as part of the Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities program.

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