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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More local funding to prepare rural regions for drought

Media releases: 6 November 2023

FRRR has announced the final projects awarded through the Community Impact Program, funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

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Over $300,000 in recovery grants awarded in flood-impacted areas of Victoria

Media releases: 2 November 2023

In partnership with Suncorp and AAMI, FRRR has awarded $300,781 to 18 remote, rural and regional not-for-profits in communities impacted by the 2022-2023 Victorian flooding events.

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Small Grants are vital to strengthen rural Australia

Thought leadership: 1 November 2023

FRRR's Place Portfolio Lead, Jill Karena, explains the big impact that a small grant can have on grassroot organisations and the rural communities they support.

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Out and about with FRRR

eNews: 27 October 2023

Stories and movements from the FRRR team as they visit rural and regional communities in many parts of Australia!

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Treading Lightly makes an impact

eNews: 26 October 2023

Treading lightly is an organisation that is well known for its care of community and the local environment along the coast.

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Tom Price’s Bush Tucker Garden in the Pilbara

Community stories eNews: 26 October 2023

The Tom Price Community Garden is a place to nurture community spirit, build friendships and access fresh nutritious foods in the Pilbara region of WA.

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Boosting connections at a Community House

Community stories eNews: 26 October 2023

The Derwent Community House provides a welcoming space for the New Norfolk community, servicing a catchment of over 5,000 people in an under-served region of Tasmania.

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Maangart Yorga (Jam Tree Woman)

Community stories eNews: 25 October 2023

Goomalling Aboriginal Corporation received an FRRR grant from the In a Good Place program, funded by CCI Giving to support women's wellbeing.

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Group of people in two rows, with the ones in front crouched down. Behind them is a row of solar batteries.

Supporting climate solutions in rural communities

Media releases: 25 October 2023

Remote, rural and regional NFPs seeking to implement practices and solutions that reduce the impact of the changing climate can now apply for grants up to $20,000 through FRRR’s new Community Led Climate Solutions program.

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People using tools to cultivate a garden bed.

Future-focused grants awarded to rural communities

Media releases: 19 October 2023

FRRR has awarded $252,924 in grants to 57 not-for-profits through the Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants program.

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