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.

New approach to pain in SA neck of the woods

Community stories: 24 September 2020

With the help of an ECHO grant, The Pain Revolution, in conjunction with the University of South Australia, set out to establish a community-led health initiative to promote best-practice pain management services in country NSW and Victoria.

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More than $180,000 in Youth Innovation Grants awarded

Media releases: 3 September 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal has awarded more than $180,000 in grants for 24 community-led projects through the FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants program. The projects will help tackle issues faced by young Australians living in rural, regional and remote areas of the country.

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CDP partners with FRRR to support medium to long-term bushfire recovery

Bushfire recovery Media releases: 28 August 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal has received support from the US-based Center for Disaster Philanthropy with a US$500,000 grant to assist in addressing the medium to long-term recovery needs of bushfire affected communities across rural, regional and remote Australia.

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Drought-affected communities Tackle Tough Times Together

Media releases: 21 August 2020

Thirty-six community-led projects that will help tackle the ongoing challenges faced by drought-affected communities across Australia are sharing in nearly $1.3 million in grants, through the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal's Tackling Tough Times Together program.

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North Star’s life-saving grant

Community stories: 20 August 2020

An Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities grant, funded by the Bayer Fund, has enabled the North Star Sporting Club in northern NSW to purchase a defibrillator and three first aid kits.

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Donor News – August 2020

Donor newsletter: 18 August 2020

In this edition, FRRR launches our 20th anniversary celebrations, and we share details of more than $6 million in grants awarded. We also highlight how your bushfire donations are making a difference, and chat to R.M.Williams Outback Magazine editor, Mark Muller.

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Insights – observations from our team

Insights: 16 August 2020

Despite working from home, FRRR's staff are still in close contact with communities across the country. In this piece, we share some of their recent insights and observations about what is happening in communities across the country.

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Mark Muller

Donor spotlight: Mark Muller, Editor-in-Chief, R.M.Williams Publishing Pty Ltd

Donor newsletter: 13 August 2020

At the height of the bushfire crisis this past summer, R.M.Williams announced a long-term partnership with FRRR. In a recent interview, Editor-in-Chief of R.M.Williams OUTBACK magazine Mark Muller explained that the partnership came about because the company was seeking a practical, independent and respected pathway for R.M.Williams to give back across the country. He said that it was FRRR's connections and insights, as well as rigorous governance processes, that led R.M.Williams to partner with FRRR. “The grant recipients are organisations and endeavours that we wouldn't necessarily know about ourselves, but are a vital part of the underlying warp and weft of what makes communities strong.”

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Visy Tumut Region Recovery Fund supports a further 13 community-led projects

Bushfire recovery Media releases: 12 August 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, in partnership with the Pratt Foundation, has granted a further $241,386, through the he Visy Tumut Region Recovery Fund, to support 13 community-led projects in the Snowy Valleys region.

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More than $1M in grants awarded for community-led projects

Media releases: 7 August 2020

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, in partnership with the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation and The Snow Foundation, has awarded $1,047,716 in grants to support 37 projects led by not-for-profit organisations across six rural communities in New South Wales, through the Investing in Rural Community Futures program.

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