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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Beginning the Journey to Cultural Healing on Jaithmathang Country

Community stories: 28 February 2024

A Bushfire Recovery Fund grant supported Indigenous organisation, Jaithmathang TABOO, by funding a program of annual cool burns and to work with key environment and government stakeholders to share learnings.

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Fundraising in focus: Mycelia Renewables

Community stories: 28 February 2024

Mycelia Renewables has partnered with FRRR to fundraise, using a Not-for-Profit Fundraising Account, to support and enable circular economy initiatives with Traditional Owners, rural business and regional communities.

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Grants available to connect rural communities

Media releases: 27 February 2024

Telstra’s Connected Communities Grant Program is offering grants up to $10,000 to strengthen social capital and digital capability.

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FRRR reports $22.5M granted in FY23 to address remote, rural, regional priorities

Media releases: 20 February 2024

FRRR distributed a record $22.5M last financial year, shared across more than 550 communities across Australia, as reported in the FY23 Annual Review.

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Support continues for local groups leading bushfire recovery in rural Victoria

Media releases: 19 February 2024

Three Victorian NFPs, working in places impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires, have been awarded grants in the closing round of FRRR’s Bushfire Recovery Fund.

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Group of people standing under a marquee behind a table full of handcrafted wares.

Rural communities receive $1.5M boost

Media releases: 13 February 2024

More than $1.5 million in grants has been announced for 110 community groups across remote, rural and regional Australia through FRRR’s flagship SRC program.

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Funding available to prepare for dry times

Media releases: 13 February 2024

Funding is available from the latest round of FRRR's Small Network Grants for initiatives that build community preparedness and resilience to future drought.

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A crowd of people enjoy the Kyabram Tastes & Tunes street festival.

Kyabram’s Tastes & Tunes Festival

Community stories: 7 February 2024

A Gardiner Foundation Community grant funded the entertainment component of the Kyabram Development Committee's Tastes & Tunes Festival.

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Strengthening Victoria’s dairy communities

Media releases: 7 February 2024

Community groups in small communities across three Victorian dairy regions can now apply for Gardiner Foundation Community Grants up to $5,000.

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Three girls sitting around a table building Lego to develop STEM skills.

IncrediGirls makes for incredible learning opportunities

Community stories: 7 February 2024

A Gardiner Foundation Community grant has helped the Welshpool and District Primary School address the gender imbalance through their IncrediGirls program.

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