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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Grants for youth-driven initiatives deliver change in rural, regional and remote Australia

Media releases: 19 August 2019

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) today announced that 17 communities will share $135,516 in grants to pilot one of seven innovative ideas, thanks to the FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants program.

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Investing in Rural Community Futures helps NSW communities on the way to a more vibrant future

Media releases: 15 August 2019

Community groups in five New South Wales locations will share in $300,000 in Start-Up Grants through the Investing in Rural Community Futures (IRCF) program. The program is a partnership between the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) and the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF) focused on helping local community groups increase their capacity.

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Australian Philanthropy Awards 2019

Media releases: 23 July 2019

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal was recognised by The Australian Philanthropy Awards, winning Best Small Grant Award for the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council’s Barcoo Way project.

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Support continues ten years on from Black Saturday

Media releases: 16 July 2019

Thirty-five community projects that will assist the continued recovery of communities impacted by the Black Saturday Bushfires will receive funding totalling $602,308. The groups are the latest recipients of the Grants for Resilience and Wellness (GR&W) and Community Group Futures (CGF) programs.

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Over $120,000 in grant funding awarded to Victorian Dairy Communities

Media releases: 11 July 2019

Twenty-six projects in Victoria's three dairy regions will share in $120,326 in grant funding from the Gardiner Dairy Foundation’s Working in Dairy Communities Small Grants program, run in partnership with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal.

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Community wellbeing retreats aid recovery

Community stories: 1 July 2019

Jindivick is a rural dairying community in the south-east of Victoria renowned for producing Jindi cheese and local gourmet produce. It is a small community striving to become put itself on the map...

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Small & Vital grants strengthen Australia’s rural, regional and remote communities

Media releases: 17 June 2019

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR), in collaboration with a number of donor partners, is supporting 46 inspirational projects from around Australia with a share of $342,620 in the first distribution of its Strengthening Rural Communities Small & Vital grants program.

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Donor News – June 2019

Donor newsletter: 15 June 2019

From Natalie's Desk - The Two of Us and WATCH: Paint it and they will come - silos driving economic revivalInsights from the bush...Help us celebrate our 20th anniversaryGranting updateDonor Spotlight:...

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Grants awarded to get rural people In a Good Place

Media releases: 4 June 2019

Seven projects that support and encourage good mental health practices in rural, regional and remote communities have received grants from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal via the In a Good Place program.

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Small Grant allows National Remote Indigenous Media Festival to get mobile

Community stories: 29 May 2019

The National Remote Indigenous Media Festival is First Nations Media Australia’s major industry event celebrating achievements and supporting the training of the remote Indigenous media sector. Each...

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