Eligibility Criteria

Your organisation

Any Australian not-for-profit organisation that offers clear public benefit for communities living in small rural, regional or remote locations in Australia can apply for funding of its projects and activities.

Organisations should contribute to social and community welfare, or assist in economic, environmental, health, education or cultural development.

Organisations do not need to have any specific tax status to receive funding, however applications from community-based, not-for-profit organisations will be prioritised.

Please note: the encouragement or advancement of sport, recreation and social activities is not considered a charitable activity by the Australian Taxation Office. While applications from sporting organisations are welcome, they need to clearly demonstrate a benefit to the wider community and should clearly indicate which other local organisations are involved.

Your organisation may be considered ineligible if you have previously received a grant from FRRR and have not provided a Final report and financial acquittal.

Project eligibility

To be eligible for funding, projects must:

  • Have a charitable purpose 
  • Benefit the wider community
  • Cater for communities living in rural and remote locations in Australia
  • Contribute to social and community welfare, or assist in economic, environmental, health, education or cultural development

As some grant programs may have specific eligibility criteria that need to be addressed, applicants should consult the funding guidelines featured on each grant page for specific detail.

Please note:

  • A project may not be eligible if it will only benefit members of an organisation or only supports the advancement or promotion of sport, recreation and social activities.
  • Your project may be considered ineligible if you have previously received a grant from FRRR and have not provided a final report and financial acquittal.

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