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.

Stanthorpe art event brings in thousands to fight social isolation

Community stories Disaster recovery stories eNews: 25 August 2021

The town of Stanthorpe, in Queensland is no stranger to hardship. After years of drought and bushfires, the community was already feeling the pressure when COVID-19 hit. Like many rural, remote, and regional...

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Devonport Community Garden gets upgrade

Community stories eNews: 25 August 2021

In the last 12 years, the beloved community garden in Devonport, Tasmania has become a hub for local residents, where they come together for a range of activities. The garden is very popular among volunteers,...

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Volunteer Emergency Services Fund awards more than $300,000 in grants

2020 Bushfire Recovery Media releases: 25 August 2021

FRRR has awarded more than $300,000 in grants to volunteer emergency services organisations impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires for local disaster recovery and preparedness projects.

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2021 Sally Foundation Trailblazers Development Fund grants awarded

Media releases: 24 August 2021

The Sally Foundation Trailblazers Development Fund has awarded grants totalling $26,650 to support six youth-led initiatives that address the needs of young people living in remote, rural and regional communities in Australia.

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FRRR and Suncorp launch $1 million disaster recovery partnership

Media releases: 19 August 2021

FRRR and Suncorp launch $1 million disaster recovery partnership to support rural Australian communities impacted by significant natural disasters.

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Communities tackling drought to share in more than $1 million in grants

Media releases: 17 August 2021

FRRR’s TTTT program has awarded has awarded grants totalling $1,086,794 to 35 not-for-profit organisations to support drought recovery projects in remote, rural and regional communities across Australia.

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Port Macquarie

Make a Difference – Port Macquarie

Community stories Disaster recovery stories: 17 August 2021

Support needed now more than ever for communities hit by multiple disasters Port Macquarie, on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, is just one of many towns reeling from the effects of cumulative...

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Nutrien

Growing our communities from the ground up

Event Media releases: 3 August 2021

Applications are now open for Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program, with grants of up to $5,000 available for projects that contribute to the success and wellbeing of remote, rural and regionacommunities.

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In Focus: Border Trust

Community stories: 29 July 2021

In June 2021, FRRR staff had the privilege of listening to a presentation by Glenys Atkins, Executive Officer of Border Trust. The story below captures some key highlights of that presentation. Border...

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Draft strengthens connections in Winton

Community stories: 27 July 2021

A $20,000 Tackling Times Together grant allowed the Diamantina Rodeo and Campdraft Association to go ahead with their annual Draft and bring people together, covering most of the major costs associated with the event, which otherwise may not have gone ahead.

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