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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Putting the impressive geology of the Furneaux region on the map

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

Thanks to the help of an FRRR grant of $24,924, through the Strengthening Rural Communities program, the Furneaux Historical Research Association was able to complete the second stage of the Furneaux GeoTrail project.

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A mobile boost for Freycinet’s Volunteer Marine Rescue Association

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

A $2,244 grant from FRRR’s Strengthening Rural Communities program supported the Freycinet Volunteer Marine Rescue Association installation of the mobile booster. The project, described by the Association as ”one of our best projects in over 20 years of operation”, resolved all the issues of being able to access reliable, high quality mobile coverage in the Association’s building.

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Strengthen pride, strengthen youth in Nauiya

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

With collaboration between local artists, community members, young people, and service providers, and a $5,000 Strengthening Rural Communities grant, Red Dust will deliver three large murals.

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Remote laundries building strong remote communities

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

The Northern Australian Aboriginal Charitable Trust used a $10,000 Strengthening Rural Communities grant to use as a deposit to purchase a washing machine for the Yarralin Remote Laundries Project.

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It takes GUTS to address division through dance

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

GUTS Dance Central Australia, located in the Northern Territory, used a $9,800 Strengthening Rural Communities grant to support the delivery of their Community Dance Day.

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Supporting female-owned businesses in Goondiwindi

Annual Review stories Community stories: 10 November 2022

With the help of a $10,365 FRRR grant through the ANZ Seeds of Renewal program, Macintyre Ag Alliance was able to implement their Skilling Her Enterprise project. The project consisted of a series of workshops focused on upskilling regional women with the key skills they need to build and maintain successful off farm businesses.

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Creative bushfire recovery in the Scenic Rim

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

Through the News Corp Bushfire Fund program, FRRR helped to fund The Little Pocket Association’s initiative ‘Regeneration – Creative Bushfire Recovery’ project.

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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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