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.

Shooting for the stars in remote WA

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

Shooting Stars is a unique program, formed by Netball WA and Glass Jar Australia in 2014. It uses netball as a vehicle for empowering young Aboriginal women living in remote WA to improve their school...

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Dress the Central West

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

Red Ridge Interior, a creative community organisation that provides opportunities for learning, connection and community in Queensland’s Central West, knows how hard it can be to tackle tough times....

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Doctors for Yack

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

Yackandandah is a quaint village located in the valleys of the Stanley State Forest in North East Victoria. Known for its gold mining history, the town is well preserved and popular with tourists. However,...

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Tenterfield and the Beat of the Bush

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

When a popular city-based summer school music program made plans to bring the beat to the bush and put on a show alongside it, the whole community of Tenterfield NSW let the rhythm takeover.

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Community Tree Planting in Peppimenarti and Nganmarriyanga

Annual Review stories Community stories: 9 December 2020

A Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) grant from FRRR, funded with the support of the John T Reid Charitable Trusts, helped enhance the availability of fresh fruit, as well as create more inviting,...

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Art about town in Smithton

Community stories: 28 November 2020

Circular Head Council brought the community together for a three week celebration of visual and performative arts performances and exhibits in Smithton and surrounding towns in north-west Tasmania, thanks to a Strengthening Rural Communities grant funded by the Sidney Myer Fund.

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Grants continue to support Black Summer bushfire recovery

Bushfire recovery Media releases: 26 November 2020

FRRR, in partnership with News Corp, has awarded 18 communities impacted by the Black Summer bushfires a total of $341,280 in grants for 20 projects that will support the recovery of their communities.

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Communities tackling drought receive nearly $1.5M in grants

Media releases: 26 November 2020

FRRR has awarded $1,454,165 in grants for 41 community-led projects through its award-winning grants program, Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT).

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Hanging of the quilts

Community stories: 25 November 2020

Every three years, the small town of Dongara holds a ‘Hanging of the Quilts’ event that allows visitors to come and admire the locally-made quilts and other hand-made and locally sourced goods. With thanks to a grant from the Bertalli Family Foundation it went ahead again in 2019.

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Freestone Friday Friendlies

Community stories: 25 November 2020

With thanks to a grant from the Australian Government, administered by FRRR as part of the Tackling Tough Times Together grant program, the Community Hall used for Freestone Friday Friendlies could get a safe floor, a new drinks fridge, an upgraded lighting and integrated PA system.

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