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.

Taking marine science to rural Tasmania

Community stories: 24 January 2016

A REAPing Rewards grant funded by the Ian Potter Foundation has covered travel expenses of the Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre's teacher, the purchase of resources such as ice boxes and aerators to safely transport live touch tank animals, and a flat screen display to support the classroom presentation. They embarked on a travelling roadshow to six schools in rural Tasmania, giving more than 580 students the chance to experience marine science close up.

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TREAT for the environment

Community stories: 17 December 2015

TREAT received a $3,000 grant, funded by the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation, via FRRR’s Small Grants for Rural Communities program to retrofit purpose-built rack stands to the existing hardening off bays at their rainforest tree seedling nursery.

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Gather in the Glen

Media releases: 18 November 2015

The 2015 Rural Women’s Gathering in mid-October was hosted by Glen Innes on the Northern Tablelands, in the New England region of New South Wales. The Glen Innes Examiner reported that ‘Gather...

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$300,000 directed to cotton communities in two years thanks to cotton farmers

Media releases: 17 November 2015

Cotton growing regions in Queensland and New South Wales will share $150,000 in grant funding thanks to the Aussie Cotton Farmers Grown Communities program. Funded by the Monsanto Fund, partnering with FRRR, 30 community groups will receive $5,000 to provide support where it's needed.

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ANZ Seeds of Renewal grants help 35 community groups

Media releases: 23 October 2015

The 2015 ANZ Seeds of Renewal grant recipients have been announced, with 35 community groups from all over Australia sharing more than $275,000 in funding for projects that support education and employment opportunities in rural and regional areas. Lenovo Australia is also supporting this program, with IT equipment.

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Donation Account helps Bower Progress Association rejuvenate community facilities

eNews: 28 June 2015

Bower is a town in South Australia, approximately half way between Eudunda and Morgan on the Thiele Highway, 130 km north west of Adelaide. For a small community it has a huge heart, led by the Bower...

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Back to School vouchers help farming families

Community stories: 12 June 2015

FRRR's $50 Back to School vouchers are making a big difference to farming families that have been impacted by consecutive natural disasters. For one family of four, it meant sending them to school with all they needed to start the school year.

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Fundraising accounts blaze the way

Community stories Disaster recovery stories: 6 May 2015

This story highlights to community groups that may be faced with recovering from some of the recent natural disasters across the country how a Donation Account could make a difference to your ability to fundraise to get things back up and running.

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FRRR helps create a Community Hub in Meering West

Community stories: 7 April 2015

An FRRR Small Grant aided the CFA in Meering West, Victoria, to purchase and install antennas that enable improved mobile reception and internet access.

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Lockyer Valley weed eradication program

Community stories: 6 April 2015

Funds from the Lockyer Valley Regional Council's Donation Account were used to purchase herbicides and construct three purpose built weed spray trailers, which landholders are now able to borrow.

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