Latest FRRR Announcements
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|Date||Story heading||Story summary|
|8 May 2017||Cyclone Debbie recovery fund gets a boost but more support needed||
The Cyclone Debbie disaster is estimated to have caused at least $1 billion in damage. While nearly $200,000 has been donated to the FRRR Cyclone Debbie Recovery Fund, more support is needed.
|12 Apr 2017||Grants support innovative projects in Eden||
Eight projects share in $270,000 from the Eden Futures Program created by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and the Foundation of Rural and Regional Renewal to support innovative and community-led responses to issues identified in Eden. All projects are designed to improve opportunities for Eden's young people.
|3 Apr 2017||Places available in Mitchell&Murrindindi Shires for a free social enterprise training program||
FRRR today invited people in Murrinidindi and Mitchell Shires who have an idea for a social enterprise that will enhance their local community to participate in the free Social Change 101 program, funded by the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund.
|3 Apr 2017||Grants available to tackle key social issues||
Grants available to community groups in 10 NSW local government areas. Grants to support innovative and effective responses to issues including domestic and family violence, education disengagement, criminal behaviour and unemployment.
|31 Mar 2017||ANZ donates to FRRR's Cyclone Debbie recovery fund||
FRRR has welcomed ANZ Banking Group's $50,000 contribution to recovery in rural, regional and remote areas impacted by Cyclone Debbie and the subsequent floods.
|30 Mar 2017||FRRR launches Cyclone Debbie recovery fund||
FRRR has established a fund to support the medium to long-term recovery of communities impacted by Cyclone Debbie, and the subsequent flooding.
|30 Mar 2017||March eNews out now||
In this edition of our March eNews, we give you a full update on our grant programs, share information on our recent road trips, and preview CPPW 2017. As usual, we also profile several grants in action from Cohuna and Moyhu in Vic, to Toowoomba and Emerald in Qld, Renmark in SA, Kellerberrin in WA, and the Hunter / New England region in NSW. There's also a handy tip on evaluating the success of your project, including links to more information.
|27 Mar 2017||Drought stricken Qld&NSW communities to benefit from grants to connect and support locals||
$250,000 in grants is available to support drought affected communities in Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Community groups can apply for up to $15,000 to implement initiatives that support and encourage community connectivity, wellbeing and resilience; build community capacity to cope now and in future droughts; or enhance community infrastructure to support mental health, social and/or emotional wellbeing.
|8 Mar 2017||FRRR's all-female team recognises 2017 International Women's Day||
On International Women's Day, we thought it would be good to hear from one of FRRR's all-female team about what it's like to work for FRRR, and how she's found the move to working in philanthropy.
|23 Feb 2017||Eight years on, grants still supporting recovery from Black Saturday||
Twenty-four community groups impacted by the 2009 Victorian bushfires have received funding to support the community needs that continue to emerge post the devastating disaster, thanks to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund. There 15 GR&W grants, and 9 Community Group Futures grants.
|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.