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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More than $1M distributed to Strengthen Rural Communities

Media releases: 16 March 2021

FRRR has awarded more than $1M in grants to help boost remote and rural communities across Australia, through its Strengthening Rural Communities program.

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Shed helps create a community and strengthen networks

Community stories: 11 March 2021

About 70 km north of Roma, in Queensland’s Maranoa district, there is a crossroad, a place that most people pass by. It’s not a barren area - it has its own sense of beauty, but it is not an easy...

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Free grantseeker workshop for WA community groups

Event Media releases: 11 March 2021

Update: WA Grantseeker Workshop recording is available to watch.

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Local not-for-profits invited to have their say

Media releases: 10 March 2021

FRRR is inviting NFPs in the Ulladulla region to take part in upcoming workshops to plan how the Investing in Rural Community Futures program can support them.

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Donor News – March 2021

Donor newsletter: 9 March 2021

In this first quarterly update of the year, we share stories of drought resilience, an update from our CEO, including how rural communities are on the frontline of many global risks rural communities and the 12-month anniversary following the Black Summer Bushfires. There's also an interview with our new partner Kellogg Australia Charitable Foundation and several fundraising opportunities.

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Managing for dry times in Hovell’s Creek

Community stories: 5 March 2021

The impact of investing in resilience Hovells Creek Landcare (HCL), NSW received an FRRR grant to support a series of workshops to increase land management knowledge and strategies, at the same time...

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Insights from our team – Q2 of FY2021

Donor newsletter Insights: 4 March 2021

Over the last few months, our team has continued to connect with communities around the country. It’s still primarily virtual, but that still gives us a strong understanding of what’s happening in...

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Recovery Underway Following 2019/2020 Bushfires

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Disaster recovery stories Donor newsletter Insights: 4 March 2021

Many regional and rural communities experienced devastation as a result of the 2019/20 Black Summer fires. The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements reported that more than...

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Drought recovery – GLENRAC style

Community stories Disaster recovery stories Donor newsletter: 2 March 2021

GLENRAC received a grant to deliver workshops to the Glen Innes farming community focusing on drought management techniques and sustainable agriculture.

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Big plans for Yarra Valley ECOSS

Community stories eNews: 26 February 2021

Yarra Valley ECOSS is an inspiring educational and recreational facility that demonstrates sustainable living solutions for the community of the Yarra Valley and beyond. ECOSS has established a well-respected...

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