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.

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Two women sit on top of commercial washing machines, smiling

Laundry enterprise benefits social fabric of Byron Bay

Annual Review stories Community stories: 11 October 2021

The SHIFT Project Byron Bay is a short-term educational transition program for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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Heywire adulting workshop for Headspace Wagga Wagga

Headspace Wagga Wagga provides crash course in “Adulting”

Annual Review stories Community stories: 7 October 2021

Headspace Wagga Wagga has teamed up with Youth Reference Group to create a series of videos to help the transition into adulthood easier for the teenagers of Wagga Wagga and surrounding communities.

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Two women in aprons stand at the Hannaford Club kitchen

Catering for the crowds in Hannaford

Annual Review stories Community stories: 7 October 2021

The small rural town of Hannaford in southern QLD is battling what would seem to be an endless drought. Hannaford Club Inc has been hosting countless fundraising events that required the upgrade of their catering equipment to better serve their community.

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A crowd in evening wear under fairylights, surrounded by gum trees and hay bales.

From dust to dances – Dancing in the Dirt gala ball gives town a break

Annual Review stories Community stories: 7 October 2021

Cumulative disaster in Jerramungup, Western Australia, has the Fitzgerald Biosphere Group using a Strengthening Rural Communities grant to fund Dancing in the Dirt, a night where the residents can take their minds off a year of severe drought.

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The Orroroo rotunda rebuild close to completion

Heritage hotspot

Annual Review stories Community stories: 6 October 2021

The township of Orroroo in South Australia are familiar with the challenges that come from extreme drought. With a Tackling Tough Times Together grant they were able to design plans to build the Black Rock Woolpress, a tourist destination for visitors.

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Volunteers standing outside the Lions Club mobile cancer screening unit

The Lions help save lives through mobile skin cancer check unit

Annual Review stories Community stories: 6 October 2021

A Strengthening Rural Communities grant was out towards converting a caravan into a mobile screening clinic for skin cancer.

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A group of people meeting for the Rural Health Workforce Coordinator Project

Attract, Connect, Stay: SARRAH’s bold plan

Annual Review stories Community stories: 5 October 2021

On average, people in rural and remote Australia experience much higher rates of chronic disease, avoidable illness, and are far more likely to be hospitalised. Services for Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) is a grassroots organisation advocating on behalf of rural and remote Australian communities to have access to allied health services.

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Four men sit at a table practising woodburning crafts

Creating connections through crafts

Annual Review stories Community stories: 5 October 2021

Artists on Parade was designed to provide a relaxing and creative break for the residents of Tumbarumba, Queensland in the wake of the 2019/20 bushfires.

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Investing in Taree and Wingham’s not-for-profits

Event Media releases: 5 October 2021

FRRR is inviting Taree and Wingham's NFPs to join online workshop to learn about FRRR’s new grant program, Investing in Not-for-Profit Capacity in Regional NSW.

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Young people sit on a couch, listening to podcasts through headphones

Coming of age (and sharing the story) in NW Tassie

Annual Review stories Community stories: 30 September 2021

A Strengthening Rural Communities grant has helped a group of women from Tasmania's north coast take ownership of their stories with the Radio Diaries podcast.

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