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. 

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Drought preparedness program set to kick off

Media releases: 29 August 2022

Following the announcement by Senator The Hon. Murray Watt, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) and the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) are pleased to announce the opening of the first program in the Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Initiative.

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Grant awarded to Swifts Creek Bush Nursing Centre

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery: 25 August 2022

The Bushfire Recovery Fund grant program, funded by HMSTrust and the Sidney Myer Fund, has recently awarded a grant of $110,000 to be paid over two years to the bush nursing centre at Swifts...

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$500,000 in grants to help recovery work of local community groups in flood affected areas of Qld & NSW

Media releases: 17 August 2022

Suncorp and GIO have partnered with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR), through the Rebuilding Futures program, to offer $500,000 in grants of up to $25,000 to help not-for-profit groups and local community organisations to rebuild and recover from this year’s flood events.

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Rathdowney Memorial Grounds

Building back better in Rathdowney

Community stories Disaster recovery stories eNews: 16 August 2022

RMGA received a $15,000 Rebuilding Futures grant funded by Suncorp Group that allowed them to repair the equestrian arena, and to mitigate the impacts of future flood events on the Rathdowney Memorial Grounds.

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Technology for Women’s Wellbeing Hub

Community stories: 26 July 2022

Yarredi Services works hard to support local women and children who are victims of domestic and family violence (DFV). Working in collaboration with the South Australian Police, local health services, Aboriginal health services and other not-for-profit agencies, Yarredi focuses on a diverse range of ways to address the needs of the people affected by DFV.

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3×3 Basketball Brings Community Together

Community stories eNews: 26 July 2022

The Palm Island Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) was established in 2004, and works closely with the Indigenous Programs Development Unit, government agencies, community organisations and members to provide a range of programs that respond to issues faced by the community. The PCYC is well placed to partner with sporting and other local organisations to provide access to sporting and recreational opportunity for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as they are one of the only positive and neutral organisations where people can safely engage in positive and healthy ways.

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Facility Refurb for Currie Park Residents

Community stories eNews: 25 July 2022

Currie Park, Euroa's retirement village, is run by the Old Colonist's Association of Victoria (OCAV), which was established in 1896 to care for older Victorians in need. OCAV provides access to quality accommodation and care for people who could not otherwise afford it. <They received a $40,000 Caring for Ageing Rural Australians grant funded by the Ian Rollo Currie Estate Foundation to renovate and upgrade the facilities in five residential units in Euroa.

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Strengthening rural and regional communities

Media releases: 12 July 2022

After supporting more than 50 incredible local projects in 2021, the Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program is back, offering grants of up to $5,000 for projects across rural and regional Australia.

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Nutrien grant provides improved facilities for children’s occupational therapy

Community stories: 8 July 2022

Nutrien Ag Solutions has partnered with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) to invest in meaningful community projects across Australia. In the first round of the Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program, one recipient was Coonamble Pre School Association.

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No more silent movies for Mansfield Armchair Cinema thanks to community grant

Community stories: 8 July 2022

Cinema goers at the Mansfield Armchair Cinema can now enjoy outdoor movie nights thanks to newly installed weatherproof speakers funded by the Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants program.

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