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.

Focus on Fundraising Account: Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Rural Fund

eNews: 28 July 2020

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation helps to build strong, vibrant and resilient rural communities through education and skills development. The Foundation operates the RAS Rural Fund, a charitable organisation that is currently fundraising via a Not-for-Profit Fundraising Account to help community organisations across rural and regional NSW refurbish and restore rural showground kitchens.

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C-Doc In The Clouds 2020 – creative with COVID

eNews: 28 July 2020

The annual Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival has been running since 2014, and is widely considered a staple on the town’s arts calendar. It’s an exciting event that fosters cultural...

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Youth from Eyre Peninsula at a workshop

Ripples of resilience on Eyre Peninsula

Community stories: 24 July 2020

Content warning: this article deals with sensitive themes including self harm that might be disturbing for some audiences. For students facing adversity in communities across SA’s Eyre Peninsula,...

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Greening the Sunset Strip Village

Community stories: 23 July 2020

The Sunset Strip Village is located on Menindee Lakes in NSW and has experienced severe drought cycles for the past seven years. Without a water supply for the Community Centre Precinct lawns, Landcare...

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Country Music Club no place for vintage computers

Community stories: 23 July 2020

The Country Music Club of Boyup Brook (CMCBB) in WA received a 2019 ANZ Seeds of Renewal grant in the form of three Lenovo Thinkpads to plan and implement its annual arts activities. The new IT equipment not only supports the event's future operations, but has also increased the productivity and skill development.

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Improvements to Thallon’s War Memorial

Community stories: 23 July 2020

A $5,000 Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities grants, funded by the Monsanto Fund, enabled the TPA to embark on another stage of the project, bringing them closer to completing this special memorial that will ensure those from the Thallon district who served in battle will never be forgotten.

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Grants now available to strengthen rural communities across Australia

Bushfire recovery Media releases: 15 July 2020

FRRR's flagship grants program, Strengthening Rural Communities, is now inviting applications for grants of up to $10,000 through the Small & Vital stream, and up to $25,000 through the program’s new Bushfire Recovery stream to support the recovery of communities affected by last summer’s bushfires.

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Grants continue to support Black Saturday recovery

Media releases: 14 July 2020

FRRR has awarded $584,971 in grants to support twenty-eight projects that will assist the continued recovery of communities impacted by the Black Saturday Bushfires in February 2009.

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ANZ commits $250,000 to rural and regional communities

Media releases: 14 July 2020

ANZ’s Seeds of Renewal program is now open, with grants of up to $15,000 available. This year the program is offering a share of $250,000 to community organisations in regional locations for projects that improve environmental sustainability, financial wellbeing or housing access.

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School and Beyond Grant Recipients

Media releases: 10 July 2020

The School and Beyond program was delivered from 2015 to 2020 across 11 LGA’s in 2009 bushfire-affected regions. In total, 43 grants saw $496,250 in funding go toward supporting education and/or mental health initiatives that benefited 2,589 youth in 2009 bushfire-affected areas.

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