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.

Grants to help fill the gaps in rural health

Media releases: 8 October 2020

FRRR has awarded $368,768 in grants to four community health organisations in rural, regional and remote NSW and VIC to enhance the primary and preventative health service offering in their communities. The grants are funded through the Enhancing Country Health Outcomes program.

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Local BTS partners sought in bushfire-affected areas

Bushfire recovery Media releases: 6 October 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal is seeking local partners in bushfire-affected LGAs to help with the distribution of more than $767,000 in $50 vouchers thanks to a special bushfire recovery stream of FRRR's Back to School program.

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More than $400,000 in grants awarded for Bushfire Recovery

Bushfire recovery Media releases: 29 September 2020

FRRR, in partnership with News Corp, has awarded a further $410,159 in grants to support the recovery of rural communities impacted by the Black Summer bushfires. News Corp has also announced it will be adding a further donation of $500,000 to top up the News Corp Bushfire Fund to $1.5 million.

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Feeling in need of a grease and oil change?

Community stories: 24 September 2020

Mental and physical health is especially important in rural and remote areas, where resources are scarce and communities may be struggling with unique environmental challenges. An $11,200 grant from the FRRR’s Tackling Tough Times Together program meant that Grease and Oil Change could address these issues.

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New approach to pain in SA neck of the woods

Community stories: 24 September 2020

With the help of an ECHO grant, The Pain Revolution, in conjunction with the University of South Australia, set out to establish a community-led health initiative to promote best-practice pain management services in country NSW and Victoria.

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More than $180,000 in Youth Innovation Grants awarded

Media releases: 3 September 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal has awarded more than $180,000 in grants for 24 community-led projects through the FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants program. The projects will help tackle issues faced by young Australians living in rural, regional and remote areas of the country.

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CDP partners with FRRR to support medium to long-term bushfire recovery

Bushfire recovery Media releases: 28 August 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal has received support from the US-based Center for Disaster Philanthropy with a US$500,000 grant to assist in addressing the medium to long-term recovery needs of bushfire affected communities across rural, regional and remote Australia.

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Drought-affected communities Tackle Tough Times Together

Media releases: 21 August 2020

Thirty-six community-led projects that will help tackle the ongoing challenges faced by drought-affected communities across Australia are sharing in nearly $1.3 million in grants, through the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal's Tackling Tough Times Together program.

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North Star’s life-saving grant

Community stories: 20 August 2020

An Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities grant, funded by the Bayer Fund, has enabled the North Star Sporting Club in northern NSW to purchase a defibrillator and three first aid kits.

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Donor News – August 2020

Donor newsletter: 18 August 2020

In this edition, FRRR launches our 20th anniversary celebrations, and we share details of more than $6 million in grants awarded. We also highlight how your bushfire donations are making a difference, and chat to R.M.Williams Outback Magazine editor, Mark Muller.

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