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15 Feb 2017 Grants support drought affected communities, but more needed

FRRR today announced that thirteen community groups in parts of Queensland and New South Wales will share in $222,284 in grants for projects to help local groups tackle local issues caused by the ongoing drought conditions in these regions.

8 Feb 2017 School year off to a positive start for students affected by 2009 Victorian bushfires

School students affected by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria are continuing to receive the support they need to remain engaged with learning and prepare for post-secondary education or work, with five more groups sharing $92,000 in funding. The program is particularly aimed at keeping students in school or engaged in vocational education training, and ultimately employment.

2 Feb 2017 FRRR&Gardiner Dairy Foundation open 15th round of small grants program

$100,000 is available for community groups to apply for grants of up to $5,000 in all three Victorian Dairy Regions: Gippsland, Northern Victoria and South West Victoria. Grants to fund grass-roots community projects that strengthen small dairy communities, build their capacity to deal with local issues and enhance community infrastructure.

24 Jan 2017 FRRR&Gardiner Dairy Foundation to host three free grant-seeker workshops

The Gardiner Dairy Foundation and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) are hosting a free grant-seeker workshops in Tatura, Camperdown and Wonthaggi. The workshops offer local community members the opportunity to get practical tips on writing strong grant applications.

23 Jan 2017 Domino's Give for Good program makes initial grants

Twenty community groups will receive grants in the first round of the Domino's Give for Good grants. Domino's worked with FRRR to distribute the grants, which are designed to help create strong regional communities. Projects range from seed funding for a community-owned micro business, to leadership training and creating employment readiness.

18 Jan 2017 A little grant can make a big difference

The 31st round of Small Grants for Rural Communities is open. More than $300,000 in grants is available to enable communities to implement projects and activities that offer a clear public benefit to rural, regional and remote communities.

16 Jan 2017 Ninety community groups receive Small Grants to welcome the New Year

The grant recipients of the 30th round of Small Grants for Rural Communties were announced today. More than $360,000 will be distributed to ninety community groups across regional, rural and remote Australian communities.

15 Dec 2016 Campania students building for success

Student at Campania High School in Tasmania developed practical construction skills, thanks to a $1,600 grant from the REAPing Rewards program, funded by the Caledonia Foundation.

14 Dec 2016 Repair-Restore-Renew grants support ongoing recovery

FRRR has awarded grants to seven community groups in NSW and TAS that are continuing to support the ongoing recovery of their communities, following natural disasters in 2013.

13 Dec 2016 Cotton grants bearing fruit for local communities

A further 30 not-for-profit and community organisations across cotton growing regions will benefit from a $5,000 boost just before the festive season, as the 2016 Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities grants are awarded again. $450,000 has now been distributed over the last three years across New South Wales and Queensland.

8 Dec 2016 2015/16 Annual Review launched

This review of FRRR's operations during FY15/16 demonstrates the impact of our partnerships with the private sector, philanthropy and government on rural, regional and remote communities. It includes several examples of the wonderful things community groups do with the support they receive. We hope you find it interesting and welcome your feedback to

6 Dec 2016 Grants from ANZ Seeds of Renewal program support 29 community projects

ANZ and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) have today announced that $275,000 in grant funding will be shared between 26 community groups from across regional Australia, while another three groups will receive IT equipment, as part of the 2016 ANZ Seeds of Renewal program.

5 Dec 2016 2016 Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week launches

The Minister for Social Services, Mr Christian Porter, today announced the beginning of the 2016 Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week. Celebrations will be held across the nation this week, recognising the power of partnerships and community philanthropy.

5 Dec 2016 Rural communities receive support for local ageing programs

FRRR has announced the recipients of the latest funding to support ageing rural Australians. Thanks to our generous donor partners, 27 community groups in NSW, Qld and VIC will share more than $300,000.

14 Oct 2016 Grants to tackle strains and stressors of drought

FRRR today announced applications are invited for the seventh round of Tackling Tough Times Together, which helps communities in NSW and Qld affected by the ongoing drought to come together and support one another.

18 Jul 2016 The lasting impacts: Pratt Foundation FRRR water projects

FRRR began partnering with the Pratt Foundation in 2002 to realise the vision, held by the late Richard Pratt, for more efficient water use and healthier ecosystems in Australia. There were thirty community projects funded through this partnership and this report revisits five of them which reflect the diverse size and scale of funding, and to explore the legacy of targeting grants at community-led water projects.

8 Jun 2016 New structure for the FRRR team

We recently implemented a new organisational structure that has a state-focused, rather than program-based, leadership team. We believe that having a designated contact for each state will deepen our presence and networks, and help to better design and build on our grant programs to deliver greater benefits to grass-roots community groups. This change also allows us to better utilise the wide range of skills of our talented team members.

7 Oct 2015 FRRR's first ever podcast for Mental Health Week

To coincide with Mental Health Week, our first podcast looks at the remote community health projects that are improving physical and mental wellbeing, as well as building stronger connections for people in isolated locations. Speaking to GLENRAC Project Manager Pamela Benton and Windorah Police Officer Paul Jackson, they discuss the benefits of fitness projects in their communities. This episode also includes the special commentary of Alison Fairleigh from the Mental Health Fellowship in North Queensland. To be notified of new podcasts, be sure to follow us on SoundCloud, just like you would do on Facebook.

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