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.

Finally, if you’d like to stay across our news, follow us on our social channels:

FRRR significantly increases funding in FY20-21 to help rural communities adapt and evolve

FRRR reports significant increase in support for rural communities

Annual Review stories Media releases: 5 November 2021

A unique Australian charity significantly increased its year-on-year grant making, giving remote, rural and regional communities across the country a much-needed funding boost as they adapted to the impacts of natural disasters and COVID-19.

Keep reading

Tassie Youth teach Anti-Racism

Tassie Youth teach Anti-Racism

Community stories eNews: 3 November 2021

Unlearning prevalent and systemic racism in this country is a requirement if we are to move forward as a unified Australia - and who better to facilitate this and implement great change than Students Against Racism (SAR), a youth organisation based in Hobart, Tasmania.

Keep reading

Grants provide ongoing support for Junee and Nambucca Valley not-for-profits

Grants provide ongoing support for Junee and Nambucca Valley not-for-profits

Media releases: 1 November 2021

Funding announced by FRRR today, is helping local community groups in Junee and Nambucca Valley to carry on their operations, despite multiple disruptions, by funding staff, developing efficient processes and boosting their capabilities through collaboration and technology.

Keep reading

A screengrab of a live streamed performance during the Gunbalanya Music Showcase - October 2020

Injalak Arts celebrates contemporary culture in Gunbalanya

Annual Review stories Community stories: 26 October 2021

Injalak Arts have used a $10,000 Strengthening Rural Communities grant to create The Mankarre Project. The project is centered around meaningful activities for people in community by celebrating local song and performance.

Keep reading

A woman in a rainbow striped shirt in the midst of painting a colourful mural of flora and fauna.

Pambula paintings given pride of place

Annual Review stories Community stories: 21 October 2021

Professional artists from the Bega Valley are invigorating Pambula Village with vibrant and colourful large-scale artworks, thanks to a bushfire recovery initiative.

Keep reading

Mirboo North Swimming Pool and building

Local place-making in Mirboo North

Annual Review stories Community stories: 20 October 2021

The Mirboo North and District Community Foundation (MNDCF) partners with FRRR, through a Community Foundation Fundraising Account, which has helped them raise vital funds for priority community projects by leveraging FRRR’s special tax status to attract donations.

Keep reading

Farmers for Climate Action volunteers in Tassie

Farmers Fighting Climate Change

Annual Review stories Community stories: 20 October 2021

Farmers for Climate Action established a Fundraising Account with FRRR in 2017 to allow them to leverage FRRR’s special tax status to bolster their fundraising.

Keep reading

A group of Rangers sit around a table with their hands thrown up in the air

Staying connected in protecting the desert

Annual Review stories Community stories: 20 October 2021

The Indigenous Desert Alliance empowers Indigenous people managing Australia's desert country to realise their social, cultural, environmental and economic aspirations.

Keep reading

Funding boosts vibrancy and wellbeing of rural communities across Australia

Funding boosts vibrancy and wellbeing of rural communities across Australia

Media releases: 19 October 2021

Community organisations across rural and regional Australia will share in more than $250,000 as Nutrien Ag Solutions, in partnership with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, announced the recipients from the first round of the Community Grants Program.

Keep reading

Rural communities share in more than $1.4M to build drought resilience

Media releases: 15 October 2021

FRRR has awarded $1,413,319 to 33 remote, rural and regional communities across Australia for locally-led initiatives that will help build their region’s resilience to drought through the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund's Networks to Build Drought Resilience program.

Keep reading