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.

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Nearly $1.4M in small grants for rural Australia

Media releases: 30 April 2024

Nearly $1.4 million in grants is being shared by 129 community groups across remote, rural and regional Australia through FRRR’s flagship SRC program.

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Brewing success in Karoonda

Community stories: 24 April 2024

In an effort to empower local youth and provide employment skills, Karoonda District Council successfully secured a $10,000 FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grant under the 2022 idea, ‘Discover Your Future’, with a project that is now brewing success for local youth.

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Cultivating Communication Skills for Farming Families

Community stories: 24 April 2024

BCG secured an In a Good Place grant to hold a one-day Tomorrow Farmer event, to discuss the skills that all members of the farming operation require to have the crucial conversations about farm business prosperity, without compromising the social fabric of a family.

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Sprouting Joy: Morawa Playgroup’s Nature Playground Project

Community stories: 24 April 2024

Morawa Playgroup in Western Australia's wheatbelt, transformed its outdoor space into a vibrant nature playground with support from an FRRR grant.

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Reviving Namabunda

Community stories: 24 April 2024

Bundjalung Tribal Society utilised an SRC grant to reengage their volunteer support base after interest had waned due to volunteer fatigue and lockdown restrictions.

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Screen showing four logos of partners sponsoring the Community Philanthropy Award

Philanthropy awards recognise impact

Event: 19 April 2024

FRRR was proud once again to join Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Community Foundations Australia and Australian Communities Foundation in sponsoring the Community Philanthropy Award at the recent...

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More funding for mental health initiatives in remote, rural and regional areas

Media releases: 11 April 2024

More funding is now on offer in rural communities to support mental health projects, thanks to new supporters of FRRR’s In a Good Place grants program.

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Audiologist conducting a hearing test.

Healthy ears for kids in remote WA

Community stories: 26 March 2024

A project supported through FRRR's SRC Small & Vital program, funded by Sidney Myer Fund.

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A group of young people holding up signs that say Live4Life

Mental health training to support young people

Community stories: 26 March 2024

A project supported through FRRR's In a Good Place program, in partnership with CCI Giving.

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Creating happiness with Happy Boxes

Community stories: 26 March 2024

An FRRR Strengthening Rural Communities grant funded by the Australian Government to support COVID recovery in communities.

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