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
8 Aug 2017 Seed-funding available to improve education, training and employment opportunities

Youth in Tolland, Kooringal or Ashmont Estates in Wagga Wagga are set to have access to a range of new education, training and job opportunities, thanks to funding from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).

4 Aug 2017 Dairy communities celebrated at the Shrine

The Gardiner Dairy Foundation Grants presentation was held on the 6th of July at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne's Botanic Gardens, awarding 24 grants to not for profit projects in Victorian Dairy Farming Communities.

31 Jul 2017 Art for all at the Moree Plains Gallery

A series of art workshops are being run at the Moree Plains Gallery to support disadvantaged members of the community.The Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities grant enabled the workshops to continue to be offered at a low cost (or in some cases free of charge) to more than 250 people per week, and has greatly assisted in the purchase of much needed equipment.

6 Jul 2017 Victorian dairy communities share $100,000 in grants to build stronger local communities

FRRR and the Gardiner Dairy Foundation today announced that 24 recipients of the 2017 Working in Dairy Communities small grants program will share $100,000.

30 Jun 2017 Grants available to support vibrant cotton growing communities

The Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities grants program is again offering cotton farmers in New South Wales and Queensland the chance to nominate a local not-for-profit organisation to receive one of thirty $5,000 grants.

16 Jun 2017 Closing soon: $200k in grants available to tackle social issues head-on

Applications for grants up to $20,000 to address some of the biggest challenges in Wyong, Gosford, Nambucca, Kempsey, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland or Port Stephens LGA's close next week.

15 Jun 2017 Kidz Group provides a safe place for kids impacted by domestic violence

The effects of domestic violence on children are well documented, yet often there are no systems in place to support these kids who witness the physical and /or sexual and emotional abuse, threats, and aftermath of such incidents.Speak Out 4 Kids project, in the Nambucca Local Government Area, received a $45,000 I4CI grant to help deliver an eight-week program called Kidz Group for children aged between 8-12 years who have experienced living with or being exposed to domestic violence and are no longer in that environment.

31 May 2017 Warren CWA Hall revamp boosts spirits

Years of exposure to the elements meant that the southern exterior wall of the CWA Hall in Warren, NSW, needed urgent maintenance. A $5,000 grant from the Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities program, funded by the Monsanto Fund, saw the wall repaired, with surplus funds put towards retiling the bathroom.

12 Apr 2017 Grants support innovative projects in Eden

Eight projects share in $270,000 from the Eden Futures Program created by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and the Foundation of Rural and Regional Renewal to support innovative and community-led responses to issues identified in Eden. All projects are designed to improve opportunities for Eden's young people.

3 Apr 2017 Grants available to tackle key social issues

Grants available to community groups in 10 NSW local government areas. Grants to support innovative and effective responses to issues including domestic and family violence, education disengagement, criminal behaviour and unemployment.

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.

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