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. 

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Shoalhaven Coordinator appointed to support local NFPs

Media releases: 4 June 2020

Kate Dezarnaulds is joining the FRRR team as Shoalhaven’s dedicated Investing in Rural Community Futures (IRCF) Coordinator to help guide the program as it rolls out across the Region.

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Ocean Shores gets future ready thanks to $40,000 in grants

Media releases: 4 June 2020

Two Ocean Shores community groups, Byron Youth Service and Ocean Shores Community Association, are sharing $40,000 in grants for projects that will help the community to better withstand and recover from any future disaster, thanks to the Disaster Resilient: Future Ready (DR:FR) Get Ready NSW program.

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Chill’n’Grill – BBQing for Boulia

Community stories: 27 May 2020

The Boulia Shire, located in Central West Queensland, has been in drought since April 2013. With a total population of 426, Boulia residents are turning to community groups to stay active and connected. These...

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Facilitator appointed to help Leeton turn ideas into reality

Media releases: 27 May 2020

Leeton not-for-profits will now have a set of helping hands to assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of projects suggested as part of the Investing in Rural Community Futures program, with the appointment of a Leeton community facilitator, Claire Williams.

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Good times and opportunities for Eden youth

Community stories: 26 May 2020

Youth unemployment and disengagement is a big problem in Eden. The Eden Game Development Centre received a $9,692 ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grant to deliver their version of the Heywire Step Up initiative to inspire disengaged young people to take the first step on their journey to success. The 'Opportunity Youth Festival’ showcased opportunities available for local young people in a fun and engaging manner to allow them to investigate options available to them.

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The Next Economy

Community stories: 26 May 2020

In August 2018, TNE partnered with FRRR to establish a Not-for-Profit Fundraising Account to support the educational component of TNE’s activities, as well as their capacity to enable the educational programs to be delivered for the benefit of regional Australians.

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Sally Foundation Trailblazer Development Fund – 2020 Grant Recipients

Media releases: 21 May 2020

Sally Foundation Trailblazer Development Fund - 2020 Grant Recipients

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Nearly $2M granted to drought-affected communities

Media releases: 19 May 2020

Fifty-eight community-led projects that help drought-affected rural, regional and remote Australian communities are sharing in nearly $2 million in grants, through FRRR's Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program.

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Investing in Rural Community Futures Start-Up Grants now available

Media releases: 18 May 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal is inviting not-for-profit organisations in the Shoalhaven communities of Ulladulla, Batemans Bay and Nowra to apply for Investing in Rural Community Futures Start-Up Grants to help these local groups address the needs and priorities of the community.

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Government’s bushfire recovery funding announcement welcomed

Media releases: 14 May 2020

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of $650M from the Bushfire Recovery Fund to be directed to ten bushfire-affected regions. FRRR supports rural, regional, and remote communities to be vibrant, sustainable, and adaptive.

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