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.

In Focus: Border Trust

Community stories: 29 July 2021

In June 2021, FRRR staff had the privilege of listening to a presentation by Glenys Atkins, Executive Officer of Border Trust. The story below captures some key highlights of that presentation. Border...

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Draft strengthens connections in Winton

Community stories: 27 July 2021

A $20,000 Tackling Times Together grant allowed the Diamantina Rodeo and Campdraft Association to go ahead with their annual Draft and bring people together, covering most of the major costs associated with the event, which otherwise may not have gone ahead.

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Canteen upgrade brings NT community together

Community stories: 27 July 2021

A grant from FRRR was the catalyst for a full upgrade of the Harts Range Amateur Race Club canteen facilities. Run by the Isolated Children’s and Parents Association, the canteen is used for Central Land Council meetings, consultations and community events, but was in much need of repair.

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Strengthening locals’ connections to native flora in the Kinglake Ranges

Community stories: 27 July 2021

In the 12 years since the 2009 Bushfires, almost half of the residents of Kinglake are new to the area. So the work of Kinglake Landcare Group is important in helping to improve the new residents’ understanding...

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Resilience Hack youth team responds in Byron Bay

Community stories: 27 July 2021

Resilience Hack is a unique program responding to extreme weather events, empowering young people by developing their leadership and emergency response skills. Delivered through the latter half of...

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Nearly $500,000 in grants awarded to grow community resilience and wellness

Media releases: 13 July 2021

FRRR has awarded $499,959 in grants through its Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) programs, for 31 projects to help Victorian communities continue to build back better following the February 2009 Black Saturday fires.

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Grants on offer to address issues that matter to young rural Australians

Media releases: 12 July 2021

FRRR is inviting remote, rural and regional community groups apply for grants of up to $10,000 to help fund projects that provide innovative solutions to five priority issues identified by participants at the inaugural Heywire Youth Ideas Lab, held recently in Broken Hill.

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Victorian Dairy Communities share in over $130,000 in grant funding

Media releases: 12 July 2021

Thirty projects from across Victoria's three main dairy regions will share in $131,188 in grant funding to help build community capacity.

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ANZ commits $250,000 to help rural and regional communities through Seeds of Renewal

Media releases: 8 July 2021

Applications are now open for ANZ’s Seeds of Renewal program, with grants up to $15,000 available for NFPs in remote, rural and regional areas across Australia.

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ANZ 2020 - Karrkad Kandji Trust Warddeken Rangers

Protecting the Stone Country

Community stories: 5 July 2021

Warddeken, an Aboriginal owned not-for-profit company, combines traditional ecological knowledge with Western science to manage and protect one of Australia’s most unique environments.

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