Latest Industries & Places stories

Read stories about some of the projects FRRR funded to build capability and capacity in rural and regional communities, and to address particular industry issues.

This covers grants made via the Lachlan Region Community grants program, Gardiner Foundation Working in Dairy Communities Small Grants program and the McEwen Foundation Goulburn Valley grants programs.

Date Story heading Story summary
2 Feb 2017 FRRR&Gardiner Dairy Foundation open 15th round of small grants program

$100,000 is available for community groups to apply for grants of up to $5,000 in all three Victorian Dairy Regions: Gippsland, Northern Victoria and South West Victoria. Grants to fund grass-roots community projects that strengthen small dairy communities, build their capacity to deal with local issues and enhance community infrastructure.

24 Jan 2017 FRRR&Gardiner Dairy Foundation to host three free grant-seeker workshops

The Gardiner Dairy Foundation and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) are hosting a free grant-seeker workshops in Tatura, Camperdown and Wonthaggi. The workshops offer local community members the opportunity to get practical tips on writing strong grant applications.

18 Jan 2017 Fish Creek's Community Garden

The Great Southern Rail Trail Committee of Management in Victoria received a $5,000 grant from the Working in Dairy Communities Small Grants program funded by the Gardiner Dairy Foundation to employ a facilitator to turn the Fish Creek community garden into a buzzing social centre.

15 Dec 2016 Garah reading program supports whole community

An Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities Grant has had broad benefits for the community of Garah. While the focus was on improving the reading skills of students, it has had a broad benefit across the community.

13 Dec 2016 Cotton grants bearing fruit for local communities

A further 30 not-for-profit and community organisations across cotton growing regions will benefit from a $5,000 boost just before the festive season, as the 2016 Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities grants are awarded again. $450,000 has now been distributed over the last three years across New South Wales and Queensland.

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