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
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.

29 Mar 2017 Moving Forward with a plan, self-confidence and mentor support

This I4CI grant funding covered a project manager and mentor trainer, program establishment costs, a graduation event, promotion, travel and more for the Hunter Region's Working Women's Group Ltd.They ran a course 30 women and their families affected by domestic violence, allowing them to focus on their future and how to manage financially through paid work.

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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