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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Marama Community Hall Revival

Community stories: 6 July 2023

Marama Community Incorporated pulled together and with the help of a large grant they embarked on a project to renew the hall and once again provide a central place for activities to be held.

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On-country gatherings are a chance to deepen understanding and strengthen relationships

Insights: 5 July 2023

Program Manager for VIC/TAS/SA, Karly Whelan, reflects on their experience at Woor-Dungin's on-country gathering, held this year on Gunditjmara country.

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Victorian dairy communities strengthened by $120,000 in grants

Media releases: 29 June 2023

Twenty-eight community-led projects will share $123,850 in grants, thanks to a partnership between FRRR and the Gardiner Dairy Foundation.

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Extending ‘The Grove’ in Atherton

Community stories eNews: 28 June 2023

Tableland Community Link Association used a $15,000 ANZ Seeds of Renewal grant to build an extension at 'The Grove' activities centre, which increased capacity.

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Focusing on youth wellness in Cunderdin

Community stories eNews: 28 June 2023

The Shire of Cunderdin serves the small towns of Cunderdin and Meckering in the Wheatbelt region of WA. In addition to the usual Council services, the Shire also supports local community groups to help...

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Sisters Retreat: Supporting women in rural towns after cancer diagnosis

Community stories eNews: 28 June 2023

In rural communities where enduring drought and devastating bushfires have left an emotional toll, a cancer diagnosis can lead to a particularly isolating and challenging experience. With support from...

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New tourist icon for Quandialla

Community stories eNews: 28 June 2023

Travellers now have a vibrant new site to visit on the NSW Silo Art Trail, with a mural adorning the Quandialla Soldiers Memorial Hall drawing tourists to the town. Like so many small townships in...

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$3.7M awarded to rural community groups to build capacity and prepare for drought

Media releases: 27 June 2023

FRRR has awarded $3.7M to rural community groups in 11 agriculture-dependent regions for projects to build capacity and prepare for drought.

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Hon Simon Crean

Vale Hon Simon Crean

Media releases: 26 June 2023

FRRR's Board and staff mourn the passing of the Honourable Simon Crean, who was a Director since 2019. We extend our deepest condolences to his family.

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Report confirms arts projects support sustainable disaster recovery outcomes

Disaster recovery stories Media releases: 20 June 2023

A report released today has validated the long-term and multi-pronged impact of creative projects in the recovery of rural communities following disaster events.

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