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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SAGE stall set up at a farmers market.

SAGE COVID recovery in Eurobodalla

COVID Recovery eNews: 11 December 2023

SAGE received an FRRR grant to cover the costs of a salaried Business Manager to help build organisational capacity and revenue streams.

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Lights Up festival boosts Riverland

Disaster recovery stories eNews: 11 December 2023

A TTTT grant in Loxton, SA helped boost the local economy and connect and engage locals, all while building skills for young people and having fun.

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Four young adults in front of wall with a mural of a bunch of balloons painted on it.

Connecting through Colac’s Makers’ Space

COVID Recovery eNews: 11 December 2023

A creative arts project run by Colac Makers' Space received a $10,000 grant to support local youth and volunteers.

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Catering to community recovery

Annual Review stories Black Summer Bushfire Recovery: 11 December 2023

With support via FRRR through the News Corp Bushfire Fund, Bairnsdale Neighbourhood House embarked on a project to enhance their disaster response capabilities, enabling preparation and distribution of fresh food, meals and catering for those affected by natural disasters.

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Two older women tending to strawberry plants in a raised garden bed.

More than $1.5M awarded to meet the needs of rural Australia

Media releases: 27 November 2023

More than 150 NFP organisations in rural regions across Australia are sharing $1,579,380 in SRC grants for projects that will strengthen their communities.

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A group of people cheering, some with their arms in the air.

South Coast NFPs get funding boost from FRRR and partners

Media releases: 22 November 2023

NFPs across the NSW South Coast are sharing more than $360,000 across 27 projects that will strengthen their capacity to support their local communities.

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Mural on toilet block.

Snowtown’s picture perfect loo

Community stories eNews: 21 November 2023

Snowtown Centenary Park received an FRRR Strengthening Rural Communities grant to paint murals on their toilet block.

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Hawkesbury’s tech connect project

Community stories eNews: 21 November 2023

The Hawkesbury City Council received a Rebuilding Futures grant funded by the Suncorp Group to improve community access to technology, post floods.

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Making a big impact with a small project in Foster

Community stories COVID Recovery eNews: 21 November 2023

Manna Community Garden in Foster, VIC, received a Rebuilding Regional Communities grant to replace seating around the fire pit at their community garden.

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Abergowrie’s Yarning Circle

Community stories eNews: 21 November 2023

Abergowrie Primary P&C Association received an FRRR grant to create a communal space to deepen cultural understanding and community engagement.

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