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.

Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Leaders Program launches

Media releases: 17 June 2021

FRRR is delighted to note that the Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Leaders Program was launched today.

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Investing in Bay and Basin’s not-for-profits

Media releases: 11 June 2021

Community groups in the Bay and Basin region have access to $600,000 of support thanks to a new partnership between FRRR and Community Enterprise Foundation.

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Rural communities recovering from bushfires awarded more than $600,000 in grants

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 9 June 2021

Through its SRC program, FRRR has awarded $637,908 in grants for 33 initiatives to support community recovery following the 2019/2020 summer bushfire

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Resilience of rural communities strengthened with more than $1.5M in grants

Media releases: 9 June 2021

FRRR has awarded $1,589,612 in grants for 112 projects in smaller communities across Australia, through its Strengthening Rural Communities program.

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FRRR launches new Volunteer Emergency Services Fund Grant Program

Media releases: 8 June 2021

A private donation of $1M will fund FRRR‘s new Volunteer Emergency Services Grant Program for services supporting communities impacted by the Black Summer bushfires.

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Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience Grantseeker Workshops

Event: 7 June 2021

UPDATE: Workshop recording is available to watch.

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More than $1M in grants for rural communities still tackling drought

Media releases: 31 May 2021

Rural communities across Australia are sharing in more than $1M in grants to help them tackle the ongoing effects of drought thanks to FRRR's TTTT program.

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Drought stricken Community Hub gets a boost

Community stories eNews: 28 May 2021

The Maryvale Community Hall is the central hub for social gatherings, private functions, and the meeting place for many local groups.  It’s the core of a community struggling with the impacts of...

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Solar energy helps sustain and retain community connection

Community stories eNews: 28 May 2021

On the main street of Hillston, you’ll find the Red Dust and Paddy Melons Gallery & Information Centre bustling with activity. Among the local art, craft and produce, including olive oil, honey...

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Connecting creatives during COVID

Community stories eNews: 28 May 2021

While the Black Saturday bushfires were now more than a decide ago, the effects are still being felt in the Victorian communities that were impacted. One such place was Kinglake, and over the years,...

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