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
26 Apr 2017 The revival of Dorrigo's moo-ral

Members of the Arts Council of the Dorrigo Visual Arts Group Sub-Committee (NSW) used a $900 grant from the Small Grants for Rural Communities program, funded by the Bertalli Family Foundation, to restore the community's cow-themed mural, which was badly damaged due to the effects of weather and mould.

10 Apr 2017 $100,000 available to implement youth-developed projects in rural and regional Australia

FRRR is inviting applications from communities to implement one of seven great ideas developed by young people at the annual Heywire Regional Summit. The ideas address issues that are important to young people. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to help adapt, adopt and implement the idea.

5 Apr 2017 Grants showcase community groups working in partnership with philanthropy for the benefit of current and future generations

Philanthropy Australia and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) welcomed today's announcement from the Minister for Social Services, the Hon Christian Porter MP of a further $160,000 in grants to help showcase grassroots philanthropy during Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week (CPPW), which is to be held from 20–26 November 2017.

29 Mar 2017 'E-race'-ing racism in Renmark

The Riverland Youth Theatre in Renmark, SA, used a Heywire Youth Innovation Grant to develop their community's understanding of different cultures through a series of performances.

29 Mar 2017 Country Road science show hits the road

The Central Highlands Science Centre used a $10,000 TTTT grant funded by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation to develop the Country Road science show, which involved creating mobile educational resources that could be exhibited in rural and remote areas.

29 Mar 2017 Playing, laughing and learning with toys

The Kellerberrin Community Resource Centre in the wheat belt region of Western Australia created a resource for borrowing educational toys, puzzles and games when they received a $1,020 grant from the Small Grants for Rural Communities program, funded by the SBA Foundation, managed by Perpetual.

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 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.

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