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. 

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Gulf Graziers BeefUp Showcase

Community stories: 19 December 2017

Beef Up Karumba brought together beef industry and supply chain experts to a small number of people who feed a large group of people, and presented an opportunity for participants to socialise with a Gala Ball held at the end of the two days. It was supported through FRRR's TTTT program.

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Aussie Cotton grants boost community programs

Media releases: 5 December 2017

30 not-for-profit and community organisations across cotton growing regions will benefit from a $5,000 grant just before the festive season, awarded under the 2017 Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities grants program. The program is delivered in partnership by the Monsanto Fund and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal and has now distributed $600,000 to New South Wales and Queensland cotton communities in the past four years.

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One dilemma less for Gracemere’s SES

Community stories: 26 September 2017

During significant weather events, Gracemere SES in Queensland is faced with the dilemma of which communities get assistance first, with only one of their two vehicles was fitted with a storm and rescue tray. A $5,000 Domino’s Give for Good grant got both vehicles on par, and the timing was perfect - the upgrade happened within weeks of Tropical Cyclone Debbie impacting the area.

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NSW communities Get Ready for natural disasters

Media releases: 6 September 2017

FRRR and the NSW Government, through the Get Ready NSW initiative, are collaborating to develop and evaluate effective community-led disaster preparedness practices. A roadshow is underway through some NSW communities at risk of disaster, with a view to finding communities to partner with us in developing and testing indicators, methods and tools to improve preparedness.

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Victorian dairy communities share $100,000 in grants to build stronger local communities

Media releases: 6 July 2017

FRRR and the Gardiner Dairy Foundation today announced that 24 recipients of the 2017 Working in Dairy Communities small grants program will share $100,000.

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Creating the Oodnadatta Arts and Crafts Collective

Community stories: 26 June 2017

Volunteering SA and NT received a $10,000 ANZ Seeds of Renewal grant to develop a women-led arts and crafts social enterprise, through research, the creation of an action plan, provision of training and materials to set up the business at the newly renovated Women’s Shed in Oodnadatta.

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Kidz Group provides a safe place for kids impacted by domestic violence

Community stories: 15 June 2017

The effects of domestic violence on children are well documented, yet often there are no systems in place to support these kids who witness the physical and /or sexual and emotional abuse, threats, and aftermath of such incidents. Speak Out 4 Kids project, in the Nambucca Local Government Area, received a $45,000 I4CI grant to help deliver an eight-week program called Kidz Group for children aged between 8-12 years who have experienced living with or being exposed to domestic violence and are no longer in that environment.

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Hot spot snapshots – Tasmanian Midlands biodiversity

Community stories: 30 May 2017

A $4,000 grant from the Small Grants for Rural Communities program, funded by the Yulgilbar Foundation saw Greening Australia run two activity field days at Cressy and Campbell Town, south of Launceston in Tasmania, for their ‘Hot Spot Snapshot’ program.

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Eight years on, grants still supporting recovery from Black Saturday

Media releases: 23 February 2017

Twenty-four community groups impacted by the 2009 Victorian bushfires have received funding to support the community needs that continue to emerge post the devastating disaster, thanks to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund. There 15 GR&W grants, and 9 Community Group Futures grants.

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Foundation Barossa

Community stories Disaster recovery stories: 20 January 2017

Pinery Fire response supported by Community Foundation Account Foundation Barossa's story is a particularly good example of how FRRR’s Community Foundation Accounts are able to help a...

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