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.

Insights from the bush

Donor newsletter Insights: 28 May 2021

“The last 14-15 months have been a surreal and challenging time for our community. We are definitely in the recovery stage and hope to move into the rebuild stage in the next 12 months. During this...

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Donor Spotlight: Thankful4Farmers

Donor newsletter Insights: 28 May 2021

Thankful4Farmers in one of FRRR’s newest donor partners who are generously supporting our latest program Future Drought Fund's Networks to Build Drought Resilience program, which seeks to help agriculture-dependent...

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Sitting together and speaking up in WA’s mid-west

Community stories Donor newsletter: 26 May 2021

In Coorow, WA, a rural town 270km north of Perth, the Coorow Community Resource Centre (CCRC) provides professional and friendly services to the community, from access to information through to community...

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Targeted support for Nowra’s not-for-profits

Media releases: 25 May 2021

FRRR is inviting NFPs in the Nowra region to take part in an upcoming series of workshops to plan how the IRCF program can support them.

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Future Drought Fund to build drought resilient communities

Media releases: 25 May 2021

Community organisations and networks can access a share of $4.5m under the Networks to Build Drought Resilience program. The program will be delivered by FRRR.

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Grants available to support rural mental health

Media releases: 4 May 2021

FRRR is offering grants to support grassroots initiatives that improve the mental health of communities in rural Australia, through the In a Good Place program.

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West Coast Connect takes locals down the garden path to employment

Community stories: 30 April 2021

West Coast Connect in Tasmania, used an FRRR grant to introduce horticulture training into Queenstown, enhancing employment opportunities for local jobseekers.

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‘Chappy’ supports Clarke Creek’s recovery

Community stories: 30 April 2021

In the remote locality of Clarke Creek in Queensland, in the absence of a township, the Clarke Creek State School acts as the community hub. Following devastation from Cyclone Debbie, the P&C Association saw a heightened need for additional support for the school’s 17 students, and applied to FRRR’s In a Good Place program to fund an increase in attendance by their beloved school chaplain.

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Investing in regional NSW’s not-for-profits

Media releases: 29 April 2021

FRRR is inviting local leaders across three bushfire-affected regions in NSW to learn about the Foundation’s new program, Investing in Not-for-Profit Capacity in Regional NSW.

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Batemans Bay’s not-for-profits invited to have their say

Media releases: 21 April 2021

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

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