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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$300,000 directed to cotton communities in two years thanks to cotton farmers

Media releases: 17 November 2015

Cotton growing regions in Queensland and New South Wales will share $150,000 in grant funding thanks to the Aussie Cotton Farmers Grown Communities program. Funded by the Monsanto Fund, partnering with FRRR, 30 community groups will receive $5,000 to provide support where it's needed.

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ANZ Seeds of Renewal grants help 35 community groups

Media releases: 23 October 2015

The 2015 ANZ Seeds of Renewal grant recipients have been announced, with 35 community groups from all over Australia sharing more than $275,000 in funding for projects that support education and employment opportunities in rural and regional areas. Lenovo Australia is also supporting this program, with IT equipment.

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SAGE gets wise online

Community stories: 5 August 2015

An ANZ Seeds of Renewal grant for $8,000 helped to create SAGE Online, possibly the first online portal of its type in Australia- an online Farmers Market.

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Donation Account helps Bower Progress Association rejuvenate community facilities

Community stories: 28 June 2015

Bower is a town in South Australia, approximately half way between Eudunda and Morgan on the Thiele Highway, 130 km north west of Adelaide. For a small community it has a huge heart, led by the Bower...

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Back to School vouchers help farming families

Community stories: 12 June 2015

FRRR's $50 Back to School vouchers are making a big difference to farming families that have been impacted by consecutive natural disasters. For one family of four, it meant sending them to school with all they needed to start the school year.

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Fundraising accounts blaze the way

Community stories Disaster recovery stories: 6 May 2015

This story highlights to community groups that may be faced with recovering from some of the recent natural disasters across the country how a Donation Account could make a difference to your ability to fundraise to get things back up and running.

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FRRR helps create a Community Hub in Meering West

Community stories: 7 April 2015

An FRRR Small Grant aided the CFA in Meering West, Victoria, to purchase and install antennas that enable improved mobile reception and internet access.

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Lockyer Valley weed eradication program

Community stories: 6 April 2015

Funds from the Lockyer Valley Regional Council's Donation Account were used to purchase herbicides and construct three purpose built weed spray trailers, which landholders are now able to borrow.

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Not Quite Baroque (Broke!) festival energises Wallangra

Community stories: 6 April 2015

An FRRR Tackling Tough Times Together grant funded by the Yulgilbar Foundation helped the Wallangra community to rediscover its strength and resilience.

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Back to School Program – making a real difference in rural Australia

Community stories: 13 November 2014

A $50 voucher goes a long way for families that are struggling to put food on the table, let alone buy new school clothes and stationery. The BTS voucher distribution program continues to have a positive and significant impact for families in need in Deniliquin.

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