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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Lots of people sitting in a circle around a campfire, with two buses and a sunset in the background.

Record $2.7M granted to meet the local needs of rural Australia

Media releases: 19 September 2023

FRRR has awarded a record $2.7M in grants to support and strengthen remote, rural and regional communities through this round of its flagship SRC program.

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Community Foundation launched in Alice Springs

Community stories Donor newsletter: 15 September 2023

A new community foundation - Mparntwe Alice Springs Community Foundation's (MASCF) - has been established in Alice Springs to build capabilities, connections and encourage positive community conversations and action.

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Insights from the bush

Donor newsletter Insights: 15 September 2023

The FRRR team share their insights and the key themes observed while working with communities in remote, rutal and regional Australia during Q4 of 2022/23.

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Engawala Art Centre to take root

Community stories: 15 September 2023

A small grant to the emerging Engawala Art Centre in a remote area outside Alice Springs is making a big impact, according to the local committee.

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Introducing FRRR’s Community-led Climate Solutions program

Media releases (soft launch): 15 September 2023

FRRR is launching a new program to help NFPs leverage the knowledge, innovation and commitment in rural areas to implement locally-led climate solutions.

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$3.65M awarded to prepare rural regions for drought

Media releases: 11 September 2023

FRRR has awarded $3.65 million in grants across 11 regions to better prepare local communities for the impacts of drought and a changing climate.

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FRRR welcomes Alison Maclaren as CFO

Media releases: 5 September 2023

FRRR has appointed Alison Maclaren as Chief Financial Officer and Business Operations Manager.

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Project Vulcan participants

More than $30,000 awarded to youth-led projects by rural Trailblazers

Media releases (soft launch): 31 August 2023

FRRR has awarded $33,350 in grants to eight youth-led community projects in remote, rural and regional Australia as part of the Trailblazers program.

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Fun in the sun on the Cox Peninsula

Community stories eNews: 30 August 2023

Wagait Shire Council received a $6,000 SRC grant to help establish a youth program that focused on building more opportunities in the community for young people.

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Northern Rivers Community Healing Hub in action

Community stories Disaster recovery stories eNews: 30 August 2023

Northern Rivers Community Healing Hub received a grant for $24,570 through the Rebuilding Futures program to help strengthen their organisational capacity.

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