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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Support continues ten years on from Black Saturday

Media releases: 16 July 2019

Thirty-five community projects that will assist the continued recovery of communities impacted by the Black Saturday Bushfires will receive funding totalling $602,308. The groups are the latest recipients of the Grants for Resilience and Wellness (GR&W) and Community Group Futures (CGF) programs.

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Over $120,000 in grant funding awarded to Victorian Dairy Communities

Media releases: 11 July 2019

Twenty-six projects in Victoria's three dairy regions will share in $120,326 in grant funding from the Gardiner Dairy Foundation’s Working in Dairy Communities Small Grants program, run in partnership with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal.

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Community wellbeing retreats aid recovery

Community stories: 1 July 2019

Jindivick is a rural dairying community in the south-east of Victoria renowned for producing Jindi cheese and local gourmet produce. It is a small community striving to become put itself on the map...

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Small & Vital grants strengthen Australia’s rural, regional and remote communities

Media releases: 17 June 2019

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR), in collaboration with a number of donor partners, is supporting 46 inspirational projects from around Australia with a share of $342,620 in the first distribution of its Strengthening Rural Communities Small & Vital grants program.

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Donor News – June 2019

Donor newsletter: 15 June 2019

From Natalie's Desk - The Two of Us and WATCH: Paint it and they will come - silos driving economic revivalInsights from the bush...Help us celebrate our 20th anniversaryGranting updateDonor Spotlight:...

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Grants awarded to get rural people In a Good Place

Media releases: 4 June 2019

Seven projects that support and encourage good mental health practices in rural, regional and remote communities have received grants from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal via the In a Good Place program.

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Small Grant allows National Remote Indigenous Media Festival to get mobile

Community stories: 29 May 2019

The National Remote Indigenous Media Festival is First Nations Media Australia’s major industry event celebrating achievements and supporting the training of the remote Indigenous media sector. Each...

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Storage shed sparks joy in Boho South

Community stories: 28 May 2019

A new storage shed at the Boho South Hall in north-eastern Victoria was funded with a $3,157 grant from the Small Grants for Rural Communities program, funded by the R.E. Ross Trust. The shed has enabled a decluttering of the Hall, with items such as furniture and tennis nets now finding a new home in the shed, along with the ride on mower, which had previously been housed at community members’ homes.

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Youth for Youth

Community stories: 24 April 2019

A youth-led project, coordinated by Regional Youth Support Services on the Central Coast of NSW, has created a series of initiatives aimed at giving LGBTQIA+ youth a platform to express themselves and to help normalise sexuality and gender diversity into the broader community. The $9,000 Heywire grant was used to produce a series of podcasts, and a YouTube documentary focused on LGBTQIA+ youth-related topics.

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Firing up to generate income

Community stories: 23 April 2019

A $4,640 grant funded by the Bertalli Family Foundation via the Small Grants for Rural Communities program, has increased the productivity of a core group of Indigenous ceramic artists at the Ernabella Arts Centre in South Australia.

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