Latest Enable and Engage stories

Read stories about some of the projects FRRR funded to enable and engage communities in rural and regional communities.

This covers grants made via the Small Grants for Rural Communities; Caring for Ageing Rural Australians; Culture, Arts, Tourism and Community Heritage, and the Heywire programs.

Date Story heading Story summary
23 Feb 2017 Pathways program targets Aboriginal youth for health careers

The Centre of Excellence for Aboriginal Health in East Gippsland (CEAHEG) in Victoria received a grant of $4,000 from the Small Grants for Rural Communities program, funded by the R.E. Ross Trust, to run two camps aimed at bringing together the young Aboriginal people from the area with their Elders to explore careers in health.

23 Feb 2017 Cunnamulla dreams up a creative future

The Cunnamulla P-12 State School P&C was awarded a $10,000 grant from FRRR's CATCH grant program, thanks to support from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation. The funds were put towards artist fees, travel, car hire and accommodation, enabling the engagement of two artist facilitators to conduct dance and drama workshops for students to develop confidence and performance skills.

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 Clowning around in Mt Magnet

A Small Grant of $4,000 was used by the WA Centre for Rural Health to enable the community of Mt Magnet to host the Carnival of Clowns, brining the community together and boosting spirits.

18 Jan 2017 Hallett's future is what we make it!

In the final granting round before the CATCH program went into hiatus in the middle of last year, the Hallett Community and Sports Association (HCSA) received funding to implement a project that epitomises the essence of this valuable granting program.They received a $15,000 CATCH grant to design and install a Yellaka, a traditional Wodli shelter for the 21st Century to generate interest and bring visitors to the area to appreciate the Njadjuri heritage in an interactive, respectful and exciting way.

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.

15 Dec 2016 Jumpstarting micro-enterprise in WA

An ANZ Seeds of Renewal grant is helping jumpstart new business opportunities for people with a disability in southwest WA.

15 Dec 2016 Powering a bright future in Narooma

A CATCH grant has helped keep the cinema operating in Narooma, after solar panels were installed thanks to a grant funded by VFFF.

6 Dec 2016 Grants from ANZ Seeds of Renewal program support 29 community projects

ANZ and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) have today announced that $275,000 in grant funding will be shared between 26 community groups from across regional Australia, while another three groups will receive IT equipment, as part of the 2016 ANZ Seeds of Renewal program.

5 Dec 2016 Rural communities receive support for local ageing programs

FRRR has announced the recipients of the latest funding to support ageing rural Australians. Thanks to our generous donor partners, 27 community groups in NSW, Qld and VIC will share more than $300,000.

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