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.

ANZ commits $250,000 to help rural and regional communities through Seeds of Renewal

Media releases: 8 July 2021

Applications are now open for ANZ’s Seeds of Renewal program, with grants up to $15,000 available for NFPs in remote, rural and regional areas across Australia.

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ANZ 2020 - Karrkad Kandji Trust Warddeken Rangers

Protecting the Stone Country

Community stories: 5 July 2021

Warddeken, an Aboriginal owned not-for-profit company, combines traditional ecological knowledge with Western science to manage and protect one of Australia’s most unique environments.

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Bemm River recovering from Bushfires

Join the conversation and help build your community’s resilience for future disasters

Event Media releases: 5 July 2021

FRRR is inviting members in Myrtleford, Beaufort, Korumburra, Paynesville, St Arnaud, Whittlesea and Yarra Junction communities to learn about the Disaster Resilient: Future Ready program.

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Search for facilitator to help Nambucca not-for-profits

Media releases: 1 July 2021

The search is on for a facilitator to continue to support Nambucca Valley NFPs in their ongoing development, as part of FRRR's IRCF program.

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Local groups secure more than $1.2M in funding to strengthen their communities

Media releases: 30 June 2021

Twenty-two projects in the Clarence Valley and surrounding region have received a boost with community groups sharing in more than $1.2M in grants.

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New partnership backs community-led recovery

Media releases: 28 June 2021

FRRR has announced a multi-year partnership with HMSTrust and the Sidney Myer Fund to support the recovery of 2019/20 bushfire-affected Victorian communities.

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Support continues for students impacted by Black Summer bushfires

2020 bushfire recovery Media releases: 24 June 2021

More than 6,800 students and families in places recovering from the 2019/20 bushfires will head Back to School in semester 2 with a little extra support.

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Wonthaggi artworks to the rescue

Community stories Event: 24 June 2021

Building confidence and connection with youth through art was the focus of a project supported by a $4,840 Gardiner Dairy Foundation grant in 2019. The State Coal Mine - Rescue Station Arts Inc. (SCMRSA)...

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A blower and mower lifts community spirits

Community stories eNews: 24 June 2021

Situated in the Banana Shire of Queensland, the Theodore Bowls Club, is the only licensed facility where families, including children of all ages, can get together. Since 2014, volunteers have worked...

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Promoting resilience and hope in our community

Community stories eNews: 24 June 2021

A 2015 survey identified mental health, bullying, educational opportunities, personal safety, and drug and alcohol use as the top five issues of concern to local youth in the West Tamar. To enhance...

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