Grants In Action
By collaborating with our funding partners, FRRR is able to help local communities implement local solutions.
Below are examples of some of the ways in which FRRR grants, training, advice and other support have been implemented. If you would like to know more about any of these case studies, please contact us.
You can read all about the Latest Grants in Action on our news page.
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Case study summary
In a desperate bid to buck the declining population trend in their community, Wycheproof Vision wanted to do something practical to increase school enrolments, sporting club memberships, and to help rebuild the local economy. A $4,000 ANZ Seeds of Renewal grant was used as seed funding to kick start the $1 Rent a Farmhouse project, which has helped transform the small town.
The Aspect Far North Coast Centre for Autism, located in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, provides a unique, single source of information about autism spectrum disorders. For families and individuals whose lives have been affected by an autism spectrum disorder, it can be quite a challenge to understand what it means and to obtain the right support, especially when first diagnosed.
A Small Grant enabled them to restock the libary and purchase sensory equipment.
The Wedderburn Conservation Management Network (WCMN) is working hard to increase the awareness of the endangered malleefowl, as well as striving to protect and restore the habitat of this endangered species. FRRR provided a Small Grant that allowed them to errect signage.
This Small Grant helped a community group in Jarradale, WA leverage funding and other support, so they could add to the recreational facilities in their isolated township.
The Keys Please Kiosk was created with support from the FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation grants in 2013. It provides options for safer travel after an event, lowering the risk of injury or death caused by drink driving.
The ‘Back-to-Bourke Small School’s Super Camp’ brought together 120 students from 10 small, isolated schools from across the western region of NSW for three full days of workshops, covering science, music and dance, team sports and art. An $8,266 grant from the REAPing Rewards program, generously funded by the Ian Potter Foundation, assisted with the camp costs.
This ANZ Seeds of Renewal grant was critical to piloting the TechConnect program, which engages young people with a disability and builds their self-esteem and broader skills.
The Back to School program, which gives families in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia a helping hand with school commencement costs.
This ANZ Seeds of Renewal grant helped to begin the exchange of knowledge and experience of being on a Board between the generations, to ensure sustainable local community groups.
The P&C Association at Tannum Sands State High in Queensland received a REAPing Rewards grant of $9,750 funded by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation to allow it to examine the transition to high school, and particularly how teachers teach, specifically targeting literacy levels rather than subject content alone.
This ANZ Seeds of Renewal grant funded training for volunteers, so more disabled people could enjoy the benefits of the Riding for the Disabled program.
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Communities that have strong social capital are proven to recover from natural disasters more quickly than those without this in place. FRRR's STEPS program helps to build leadership capacity and resilience in communities.
A community garden on a derelict basketball court at the community centre in Ravenshoe, Qld, which was affected by the flooding following Cyclone Yasi in 2011, is just one example of a successful community disaster recovery project funded through our Repair-Restore-Renew program.
This Repair-Restore-Renew grant allowed a school Parents and Friends committee to repair the damage caused by Cyclone Larry and get their school uniform store and tuckshop up and running again.
A Repair-Restore-Renew grant to fund equipment and create a UHF radio network has addressed concerns local residents had about receiving timely warning of future bushfire emergencies in their community.
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A collaborative approach to funding, maintaining and running a local community bus means there is now transport for students and other community groups around Lake Bolac, in the south-west dairy region of Victoria, thanks to a grant from Gardiner Dairy Foundation Working in Dairy Communities program.
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The use of a Donation Account facility is helping the Lockyer Valley Regional Council raise the funding necessary to help their community rebuild and recover following the 2011 floods.
A Donation Account facility helped the Charlton community bring the Rex Theatre back to life, despite successive floods.