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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Back to School vouchers help farming families

Community stories: 12 June 2015

FRRR's $50 Back to School vouchers are making a big difference to farming families that have been impacted by consecutive natural disasters. For one family of four, it meant sending them to school with all they needed to start the school year.

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Fundraising accounts blaze the way

Community stories Disaster recovery stories: 6 May 2015

This story highlights to community groups that may be faced with recovering from some of the recent natural disasters across the country how a Donation Account could make a difference to your ability to fundraise to get things back up and running.

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FRRR helps create a Community Hub in Meering West

Community stories: 7 April 2015

An FRRR Small Grant aided the CFA in Meering West, Victoria, to purchase and install antennas that enable improved mobile reception and internet access.

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Lockyer Valley weed eradication program

Community stories: 6 April 2015

Funds from the Lockyer Valley Regional Council's Donation Account were used to purchase herbicides and construct three purpose built weed spray trailers, which landholders are now able to borrow.

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Not Quite Baroque (Broke!) festival energises Wallangra

Community stories: 6 April 2015

An FRRR Tackling Tough Times Together grant funded by the Yulgilbar Foundation helped the Wallangra community to rediscover its strength and resilience.

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Back to School Program – making a real difference in rural Australia

Community stories: 13 November 2014

A $50 voucher goes a long way for families that are struggling to put food on the table, let alone buy new school clothes and stationery. The BTS voucher distribution program continues to have a positive and significant impact for families in need in Deniliquin.

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New lathe in action at the Goulburn Valley Vintage Tractor & Farm Machinery Club

Restoring Goulburn Valley radio history

Community stories: 5 October 2014

With funding from the Small Grant for Rural Communities program, specifically the William Buckland Foundation, the Goulburn Valley Vintage Tractor and Farm Machinery Club purchased a lathe and a sand blasting cabinet to restore a 800 Hp Crossley Engine.

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Tallangatta SES has got things covered

Community stories: 6 August 2014

The Tallangatta State Emergency Services (SES) Unit applied to FRRR for a Gardiner Foundation grant in 2012, and received funding to purchase a new marquee, allowing the Unit to participate in more community events.

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Bruny Island bird benefits

Community stories: 23 January 2014

Bruny Island is a summer hotspot and host to the Bruny Island Bird Festival, a festival that has more to it than feathers, and is run by the Bruny Island Environment Network.

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Healthy tucker in Lockhart River

Community stories: 23 October 2013

The Lockhart River community voiced a need for male health initiatives, and thanks to FRRR's Small Grants for Small Rural Communities grant program, a men's cooking program was born.

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