Backing Rural Communities
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Rural communities are known for their resilience and for supporting each other, no matter what mother nature throws at them.
The challenges they face are varied and complex, and while they are unique to each town, there are common themes: health, education, income / employment opportunities, access to services, goods, transport and cultural activities.
Most local leaders know what they need to do to solve these issues but their isolation and small size makes it hard for them to raise the funds they need. They simply have less capacity to raise funds and fewer resources to undertake projects that will benefit them and address the issues they are facing.
But sometimes they need a helping hand
That’s where FRRR comes in. Our special tax status means that we can direct philanthropic funding to organisations that normally aren’t eligible for this kind of support.
FRRR can support any project in rural, regional and remote communities, so long as it is for a charitable purpose and consistent with FRRR’s objectives.
Our reach is national, but targeted
Our goal is for rural, regional and remote Australian communities to be able to support themselves, now and in the long-term. Since 2000, FRRR has distributed more than $66 million in grants to over 8,000 communities and provided substantial capacity building support, with a particular focus on small rural communities of fewer than 10,000 people. Check out this map, which shows the communities we’ve supported.
This is possible because our generous donors share our vision for strong, vibrant rural communities and help provide the backing needed.
Flexible programs and support on offer
We believe that local leaders are best placed to know what will make the biggest difference in their community. That’s why we offer a number of flexible grant programs that target areas including:
- Community infrastructure – such as halls and meeting places
- Culture, art, tourism and community heritage
- Mental health
- Economic development
- Natural disaster recovery and preparedness
If you also believe in strong and vibrant rural communities, join us in backing rural communities.
Learn more by exploring FRRR’s website to see the impact of our programs. Or donate now using our safe, secure online form. As a charity registered with and regulated by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), you can give confidently, knowing that we are a trusted and accredited organisation.
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If you have any other questions, call us on 03 5430 2399.