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The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) are delighted to announce the 138 successful applicants for the Small Grants for Small Rural Communities Program.

“There is a wealth of innovation, commitment and drive in small communities” said Ms Alexandra Gartmann, CEO of FRRR, “We are constantly amazed at the impact these small grants have and congratulate all those who have been successful in this latest round”.

The Small Grants for Small Rural Communities Program, administered by FRRR, is a collaborative program supported by The William Buckland Foundation, R.E. Ross Trust, Perpetual Trustees, The Yulgilbar Foundation, The Edward Wilson Trust, The Cages Foundation, The Myer Foundation, The Becher Foundation and The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). 

“We thank our generous donors, whose ongoing support of this highly successful bi-annual program enables it to reach the wide array of Australian rural and remote communities that it does” said Ms Gartmann.

Preference was given to applicants whose projects supported:

  • Education and Youth
  • Culture, Arts, Tourism and Community Heritage
  • Communities from areas that are Natural Disaster Declared
  • Community infrastructure such as historic community halls

The successful projects are:

Organisation

Project Title

Location

State   

Grant     

Ballimore Progress Assoc.

Upgrade Ballimore Community Hall

Ballimore

NSW

$3,500

Chetwynd Public Hall & Recreation Reserve

Rat and Mouse Plague Prevention

Chetwynd

VIC

$3,500

Coffin Bay Progress Assoc.

Replacing a Leaking Roof

Coffin Bay

SA

$3,053

Cooltong War Memorial Community Centre

Acquisition of Refrigerator for the Cooltong Community Hall to Enable Hosting of

Renmark

SA

$3,500

CWA-Talbragar Country Women's Assoc of NSW

Renovating Talbragar CWA Hall

Talbragar

NSW

$3,500

Dirnaseer Memorial Hall Committee

New Kitchen for Historic Dirnaseer Memorial Hall

Dirnaseer via Temora

NSW

$4,918

Euchareena Public Hall Trust

Ceiling Replacement

Euchareena

NSW

$3,704

Mannanarie Public Hall Ass. Inc.

Mannanarie Hall Makeover

Yongala

SA

$3,600

Matong Community Hall

Secure Doors for Matong Community Hall

Matong

NSW

$3,500

Milawa Hall and Park Special Committee (Wangaratta Rural City Council)

Milawa Community Hall External Restoration Project

Milawa

VIC

$3,750

Murrabit Public Hall Committee of Management

Seating for the Murrabit Public Hall

Murrabit

VIC

$4,000

Purnim Mechanics Institute Inc

Purnim Hall Upgrade

Purnim

VIC

$3,500

Renmark Paringa Council

Furniture Upgrade at Lyrup Institute Hall

Renmark

SA

$3,475

The Corndale Hall Inc

Purchase of New Stove, Kitchen and Mains Wiring, Meter Board and Stove Installation

Corndale

NSW

$3,500

Upper Derwent United Hall

Bushy Park Hall Window Renovations

New Norfolk

TAS

$3,500

Wangoom Memorial Hall Committee Inc

Window and Floor Repairs at Wangoom Memorial Hall

Wangoom

VIC

$4,000

Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCV)

Stawell/ Ararat- Working to Create Suicide Safe Communities
 

Stawell and Ararat

VIC

$4,210

Ballan District Health Care

Bunjil Gear- Wearable Art

Ballan

VIC

$2,100

Balmoral Fire Brigades Group (Country Fire Authority)

Multimedia Equipment Grant

Hamilton

VIC

$4,000

Benalla Health

Underage Drinking, Youth Engagement Project

Benalla & Mansfield

VIC

$2,020

Castlemaine Historical Society Inc

Access to 1850's Goldfields Records

Castlemaine

VIC

$1,500

Cobram Citizen's Advice Bureau

Computer Upgrade and Training for Cobram Citizen's Advice Bureau Volunteers

Cobram

VIC

$2,348

Cobram Gateway Services

Coffee Shop for Gateway on Broadway
 

Cobram

VIC

$4,000

Creswick Museum

Digitising 'Creswick Advertiser'

Creswick

VIC

$4,000

Myrtleford Men's Shed

Visual Aids Training Facilities

Myrtleford

VIC

$3,247

Parklands Albury Wodonga Limited

Sharing the Upper Murray Timber & Trails Heritage through Signage

Wodonga

VIC

$3,500

Portland Toy Library Inc. (PTL)

Restocking the Portland Toy Library with Educational Toys

Portland

VIC

$3,500

Stride Foundation

Supporting Students to Support their School

Benalla

VIC

$2,580

Tongala Community Emergency Response Team

Defensive Driving Course

Tongala

VIC

$3,995

Winchelsea Primary School

Winch's Gardening and Healthy Cooking Project

 

Winchelsea

VIC

$4,000

Burrumbuttock Preschool Inc

Soft-fall for Major Outside Play Areas

Burrumbuttock

NSW

$4,000

Cootamundra Toy Library

Raising the Profile of a Community Resource- Improving the Toy Library Aesthetics to Create a Family Friendly Environment

Cootamundra

NSW

$1,250

Inverell District Family Services

Resources to Support Children with Special  Rights and Additional Needs

Inverell

NSW

$4,209

Moama Playgroup

Moama Playgroup- Let's get it Started

Moama

NSW

$2,396

Mulwala Pre School

Why Don't They Do As They Are Told?

Mulwala

NSW

$1,870

Parkes/ Forbes Family Day Care

Indigenous/ Multicultural Toys & Equipment for Toy Library
 

Parkes

NSW

$500

Stuarts Point Preschool Association Inc

Australian Aboriginal Plant Trail

Stuarts Point

NSW

$775

Ardlethan Memorial Hall

Ardlethan Memorial Hall Upgrade

Ardlethan

NSW

$3,500

Cobram Showgrounds Committee (CSC)

Toilet/ Shower Block Upgrade

Cobram

VIC

$3,000

Bordertown Kindergym

Keeping Our Kids Healthy, Active & Confident

Bordertown

SA

$2,500

Coomba & District Progress Association Inc

Coomba District Community Centre- Kitchen Refurbishment

Coomba Park

NSW

$2,500

Wattamondara Recreational Ground Trust (WRMG)

Wattamondara Recreational Ground Arena Upgrade
 

Cowra

NSW

$2,888

Boat Harbour Primary School Council

Bridging Buddies

Boat harbour

TAS

$3,000

Deniliquin High School P&C Assoc

Driver Education

Deniliquin

NSW

$2,571

Tinonee Public School P&C Assoc (TPSPCA)

Making Education Interactive

Tinonee

NSW

$3,000

Willow Grove Kindergarten

Science Viewing Station

Willow Grove

VIC

$429

Hannam Vale Hall Society Inc.

Water Tank and Pump Replacement
 

Hannam Vale

NSW

$4,500

Heartfelt Health and Healing (HH)

Project Download

Tuncurry

NSW

$4,800

Manning Valley Historical Society Inc. (MVHSI)

Showcasing Our Past

Wingham

NSW

$2,985

Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services Inc.

Garden2Kitchen- Manning Valley

Wingham

NSW

$3,108

Moorland Community Assoc.

Centenary of Moorland Hall- 100 Years of History

Moorland

NSW

$3,000

Mount George Hall Committee (Mount George School of Arts)

Repair and Restoration of the Mount George School of Arts Hall

Mount George

NSW

$4,046

Surf Life Saving Lower North Coast Branch Inc. (SLSC)

Priority Training Program

Forster

NSW

$3,800

Taree- Old Bar SLSC Inc.

Junior Surf Rescue Boards

Old Bar

NSW

$2,363

Tinonee Historical Society Inc.

Safety Hand Railings at Museum

Tinonee

NSW

$1,628

Broken River Potters Group

Essential Renovation of Studio

Lurg

VIC

$4,854

Capability Building Inc (CBI)

Bicycle Shed and Floor

Benalla

VIC

$5,000

Lurg Hall & Reserves Management Committee (LHRMC)

Replace, Repair and Restore Old Lurg School Windows, Spouts & Downpipes
 

Upper Lurg

VIC

$4,850

Swanpool & District Community Development Association Inc

Swanpool Heritage Murals

Samaria

VIC

$3,844

Tatong Heritage Group

Community Communications

Tatong

VIC

$3,154

Benalla & District Preschool Partnerships

Upgrade of Sandpit at Bernard Briggs Kindergarten

Benalla

VIC

$1,400

Dallyeup Surf Life Saving Club

Acquisition of Equipment- Mobile Caged Trailer

 

Gelorup

WA

$3,000

Gairdner Progress Assoc

Gairdner Hall Outdoor Area

Gairdner

WA

$3,000

Nyabing Historical Society Inc

Nyabing- Celebrating 100 Years

Nyabing

WA

$3,000

Andamooka Progress and Opal Miners Ass Inc

Andamooka Heritage Machinery Signage Project

Andamooka

SA

$3,000

Apunipima- Cape York Aboriginal Corporation

Lockhart River Men's Cooking and Nutrition Program

Bungalow

QLD

$2,243

Autism Spectrum Australia

NSW Far North Coast Resource Library for Autism
 

Forestville

NSW

$4,708

Boort Resource and Information Centre

Powering a Brighter Future

Boort

VIC

$3,500

Bulahdelah War Memorial Trust

Refurbishment of Kitchen Facilities

Bulahdelah

NSW

$3,500

Dardanup Bull & Barrel Festival Committee Inc

Dardi Youth Circus

Dardanup

WA

$2,800

Hunter Connect Families Inc

Social Skills Program for Youths Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Medowie

NSW

$2,400

Northampton Returned Services League

Development of Community Use Facility
 

Northampton

WA

$4,053

NT Music School (Northern Territory Music School)

Indigenous Music in Katherine

Katherine

NT

$5,000

Otway Districts Historical Society

Otway Community History Resources Development

Ferguson

VIC

$2,200

Pastoria Rural Fire Brigade

Pastoria Rural Fire Brigade AV Training Grant

Kyneton

VIC

$3,348

Science Schools Foundation

The Science Experience at the Volcanoes Centre, Penshurst

Penhurst

VIC

$2,800

Shire of Ashburton

Onslow's Young Mentor Project- Buddy Up 2 Buggy Up

Tom price

WA

$3,500

Smiths Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc

Development of New Club- Acquisition of Essential Life Saving Equipment
 

Dunsborough

WA

$4,148

South Narrabeen Surf Lifesaving Club Inc

Bush to Beach

Narrabeen

NSW

$2,800

Ballarat Environmental Network

Meredith Police Paddocks Access Path

Meredith

VIC

$4,100

Camperdown Timboon Rail Trail Committee of Management

Insulation of the Glenfyne Hall and Refurbishment of the Kitchen

Glenfyne

VIC

$3,500

Cobram Community House (CCH)

Keeping them Safe

Cobram

VIC

$2,005

Ferguson Public Recreation Reserve

Landscaping and Development of Public Reserve

Ferguson

VIC

$3,741

Gannawarra University of the Third Age

Upgrade Community Meeting Room Furniture & Equipment
 

Cohuna

VIC

$4,000

Indigo FM

Indigo FM Expansion

Beechworth

VIC

$1,634

Mt Egerton Mechanics Hall

Mt Egerton Playgroup Shade Sail Project

Mt Egerton

VIC

$5,000

Nathalia Agricultural Society

Upgrade Electrical System and Slasher Purchase

Nathalia

VIC

$3,970

Poolaijelo Soldiers Memorial Hall Committee

Poolaijelo Hall Refurbishment

Poolaijelo

VIC

$5,000

Port Fairy Community Group

Women's Weekend

Port Fairy

VIC

$1,000

The GRAIN Store- Growing Rural Art in Nathalia

Rural Arts on Record
 

Nathalia

VIC

$3,500

Walpeup & District Development Committee Inc

Walpeup Wildflower Weekend

Walpeup

VIC

$3,600

Wilby Recreation Reserve Committee of Management 

Install Replacement Playground Equipment at Wilby Recreation Reserve

Wilby

VIC

$4,000

Yanac Public Hall & Recreation Reserve (YPH&RR)

Keeping our Cool at Yanac

Yanac

VIC

$4,700

Yarrawonga Showgrounds Victoria Park Committee of Management

Yarrawonga Showgrounds- Craft Pavilion Disability Access Project

Yarrawonga

VIC

$3,500

Yea Business and Tourism Assoc

Yea Autumn Festival 2012

Yea

VIC

$3,000

Its Charleville Girl Guides (Guides Qld)

Saving Lives through Education
 

Charleville

QLD

$1,181

Banana & District Community Assoc Inc

The Refurbishment of the Sutherland Community Town Hall

Banana

QLD

$3,500

Booringa Heritage Group Inc

Booringa Heritage Museum Workshop and Storage Shed

Mitchell

QLD

$3,500

Careflight Rescue (Careflight Qld Ltd)

The Squirrel Equipment Upgrade Project

Southern Queensland and Northern NSW

QLD

$1,999

Clifton Landcare Group Inc

Planting the Seeds for Good Rural Health

Clifton

QLD

$1,650

Dirranbandi Rural Transaction Centre Inc

Youth Holiday Outreach Program

Dirranbandi

QLD

$774

Drovers Camp Assoc Inc

Access Everyone

Camooweal

QLD

$2,304

Homestead Progress Assoc Inc

Digital Satellite TV Reception
 

Homestead

QLD

$771

Hughenden Kindergarten Association Inc

Playground Side Fence

Hughenden

QLD

$3,000

Kingaroy State High School P & C Association

The Odyssey Program

Kingaroy

QLD

$2,000

Laidley Agricultural & Industrial Society

Upgrade Show Pavilion Hall

Laidley

QLD

$2,874

Muttaburra Community Development Association Inc.

Park Furniture

Muttaburra

QLD

$3,590

Nobby Heritage & Development Assoc. Inc

Stormwater Drainage and Disabled Access Upgrades to Nobby School of Arts Hall

Clifton

QLD

$3,500

Oak Park Sport & Recreation Club Inc

Rainwater Tank and Water Cooler for Oak Park Sport and Recreation Club Inc

Einasleigh

QLD

$4,000

Surat Aboriginal Corporation

Pulling Together- Indigenous and non- Indigenous Organisations
 

Surat

QLD

$4,697

Towers Players Inc

Bringing St Pauls History to Life through Improved Signage

Charters Towers

QLD

$2,500

Family Day Care Association Office Queensland

Welcome Visitors

Mossman

QLD

$660

Tully State High School P & C Association

Tully Multi-Purpose Centre Lectern

Tully

QLD

$2,500

Alexandra Quilters Inc

Alexandra Quilters Display Stands

Alexandra

VIC

$2,671

Emu Recreation and Public Hall Reserve Committee of Management

Warming the Hall

St Arnaud

VIC

$5,000

Happy Valley Hall Restoration Group

Solar Hot Water

Piggoreet

VIC

$4,000

Kergunyah Hall Committee of Management Inc

Gas Oven, Cooktop and Range hood
 

Kergunyah

VIC

$2,826

NADDCO (Nathalia & District Development Corporation)

UB Community Park Playground Equipment to Promote Healthy Living

Nathalia

VIC

$2,500

Purnim Rural Fire Brigade

Ultra Light Vehicle

Purnim

VIC

$4,000

Birchip Fire Brigade

Advancing Birchip

Birchip

VIC

$1,503

Age of Fishes Museum Inc.

Take Away Fish- Outreach Education Program and Tourism Trailer

Canowindra

NSW

$3,323

Badgingarra Primary School P&C Assoc

Community Artworks for the Vern Westbrook Walk

Badgingarra

WA

$4,000

Barmedman Mineral Pool Committee

Barmedman Mineral Pool
 

Barmedman

NSW

$3,822

Bingara Rural Fire Brigade (NSW Rural Fire Service)

Specialist Equipment to Support Bingara Rural Fire Service

Bingara

NSW

$300

Blighty Advancement Committee (Conargo Shire)

Health and Fitness for Blighty- Keep It Up

Blighty

NSW

$2,640

Bogan Shire Council

Purchase of New Stove/ Oven for Historic Nyngan Town Hall

Nyngan

NSW

$3,000

Arts Council of SA Bordertown Branch

Tatiara Youth Challenge- Has Tatiara got Talent?

Bordertown

SA

$2,170

Bowraville Arts Council Inc

Lights on Valley Performers

Bowraville

NSW

$3,000

Dunedoo District Development Group Inc

We Want to be Heard

Dunedoo

NSW

$1,928

Esperance Discovery Centre at Dover District High School Inc

Framing Postcards of History

Esperance

TAS

$1,589

Family Planning Queensland (FPQ)

Whole School Community Approach to Sexuality Education

Mt Morgan

QLD

$5,000

Innisfail Christian Outreach Centre

New Shade Cloth for Outdoor Playground

Innisfail

QLD

$2,500

Lockhart Men's Shed Inc

Lockhart Men's Shed Refurbishment

Lockhart

NSW

$2,000

Project Queenstown Inc

Slipstream Circus Youth Workshops- Participation and Performance for an Isolated Mining Community

Queenstown

TAS

$3,232

St Paul's Anglican Church, Katherine

Old Church Renovation

Katherine

NT

$3,750

Shepherdson College, Elcho Island

Chase your Dreams
 

Elcho Island

NT

$5,000

VP Playgroup and Toy Library Inc.

Development of Old Golf Club into the Victoria Plains Playgroup & Toy Library

Yerecoin

WA

$4,000

Wilmot Tourist & Progress Assoc

Triggered Audio Delivery Solution

Wilmot

TAS

$2,746