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.

Young people play instruments in a room

Central Western Queensland communities thrive with the power of music and performance

Annual Review stories Community stories: 30 September 2021

Building creative capacity of participants and increasing social connectedness for people in Central Western Queensland.

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Putting communities at the centre of preparedness and resilience building

Event: 30 September 2021

UPDATE: The webinar recording is available to watch.

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Coorow Community dinner

Sitting together; speaking up in WA’s mid-west

Community stories eNews: 27 September 2021

The Coorow Community Resource centre in Coorow, WA wanted to help support their community after a series of tragic mental health incidents. Using an In a Good Place grant they were able to plan several motivational community dinners to encourage the residents of Coorow to come together.

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ECOSS Gardening

Yarra Valley ECOSS

Community stories eNews: 27 September 2021

Yarra Valley ECOSS is an environmental and educational not-for-profit organisation based on a 7.4 hectare permaculture-designed farm at Wesburn, just east of Melbourne. Their vision is to promote local food production, earth education, and multicultural living, while building work skills and developing a vibrant, resilient, inclusive and sustainable community.

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CatholicCare Wilcannia Forbes yoga class

Nyngan mental and emotional wellbeing sessions to fight “Drought Fatigue”

Community stories eNews: 27 September 2021

The Wellbeing Mobile involved travelling out to small communities, providing an outreach service for mental and emotional wellbeing for adults.

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Buchan Rodeo Committee

Building Buchan’s resilience through rodeo

Community stories eNews: 27 September 2021

The Buchan Rodeo has been the highlight of the local event calendar for more than 50 years. Despite significant challenges, strong community leadership and strength overrode the challenging conditions and ensured this event proceeded in April 2021, considerably lifting local spirits and pride. 

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Okines Community House

Tassie Food Co-op gets room to move

Community stories eNews: 27 September 2021

Okines Community House have built a user friendly extension to their Food Co-op to support families in need.

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More than $1M hits the ground in rural communities across the country

2020 Bushfire Recovery Media releases: 22 September 2021

Ninety locally-led initiatives that are set to strengthen remote, rural and regional communities across Australia are sharing in $1,057,044 in funding, thanks to FRRR’s Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) grant program.

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Rural mental health and wellbeing gets a $200,000 boost

Media releases: 21 September 2021

FRRR has awarded $200,000 to 11 locally-led community initiatives that will provide mental health and wellbeing support for remote, rural and regional communities.

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Volunteer Emergency Services encouraged to apply for funding

Media releases: 21 September 2021

FRRR is encouraging local volunteer emergency services groups serving rural communities affected by the 2019/20 bushfires to apply now for the second round of Volunteer Emergency Services Fund program grants.

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