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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Bruarong stories remembered, history displayed

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

FRRR funding enabled the Bruarong Community Centre to develop a display of historical panels to enhance community understanding of the past and celebrate their community.

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Cycling Without Age in Portland

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

With support from the Rotary Club, CWA Portland applied for a Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) grant to purchase a custom-built trailer that will allow them to transport two bikes to other communities across the Glenelg Shire.

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Bute’s beaut silo

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

Bute's “Beaut” Silo Art project in South Australian was funded through FRRR's Tackling Tough Times Together program.

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Ngulla connects community

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

In response to the recent impact of drought, bushfire and COVID, Bombala Preschool in NSW wanted to increase resilience and strengthen intergenerational connections using a $15,000 SRC grant.

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Creativity rises from the ashes in Mooral Creek

Annual Review stories Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Community stories Disaster recovery stories: 10 November 2022

Following the devastation of the 2019/20 bushfires, the Mooral Creek Hall & Progress Association Committee embarked upon a project to bring the whole community together to connect, reflect and support each other through the bushfire recovery process. With the help of a $25,000 Strengthening Rural Communities grant, came Creative Spark – an arts project aimed at encouraging creative expression and developing confidence and skills in a range of artistic forms.

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TenterLIFE offering support and reducing stigma

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

The TenterLIFE Suicide Prevention Network in the northern NSW rural community of Tenterfield, was awarded a $25,000 Strengthening Rural Communities grant to fund the promotion of their Suicide Prevention First Aid training.

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Free workshops tailored to priorities of Taree and Wingham community groups

Media releases: 10 November 2022

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) will host two free capacity building workshops for volunteers, Board members and paid staff members of community groups and not-for-profits in Taree and Wingham, as part of the Investing in Not-for-Profit Capacity in Regional NSW (INFPC) program.

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FRRR & ANZ Corporate Roundtable

Event: 8 November 2022

Last month, FRRR had the great pleasure of hosting a number of our Corporate Partners at ANZ’s offices in Sydney for a discussion about How corporate philanthropy can foster strong vibrant rural communities.

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$250,000 donation supports flood-affected Victorian communities

Media releases: 8 November 2022

Melbourne businessman and Chairman of The Pratt Foundation, Anthony Pratt has donated $250,000 toward flood recovery in Victoria, contributing to the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Flood Recovery appeal.

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South Coast communities given a boost of more than $470,000

Media releases: 4 November 2022

FRRR has awarded $470,670 to community organisations across the South Coast of NSW. These grants are through The IRCF program.

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