2014 archived Grants in Action
A key part of FRRR's role is sharing - sharing details of grant programs, successes and great ideas.
Stories about connecting communities, showing local leaders how others have solved a particular issue, and highlighting the needs and gaps in rural and regional Australia.
If you have a local success story and you'd like to be in the news, we'd love to hear from you! If you're looking for particular stories from our programs, explore these links:
- Enable & Engage stories - Programs that help communities to help themselves. This includes Small Grants for Rural Communities, CATCH, CARA, Working in Dairy Communities and Heywire Youth Innovation grants
- Educate stories - Helping children and adult learners enjoy educational equality, from cradle to career, through REAPing Rewards, Seeds of Renewal and the Back to School Program
- Recover & Strengthen stories - Helping communities affected by disaster events through medium to long-term recovery through the RRR, STEPS and GR&W programs
- Industries & Places stories - Local or industry programs that encourage communities to be self-sustaining, resilient and adaptable, including the Lachlan Region and Goulburn Valley grants programs
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|Date||Story heading||Story summary|
|26 Jun 2014||Small grants help 151 communities deliver solutions to local issues||
More than 150 communities will share in nearly $410,000 in grants through FRRR's Small Grants for Rural Communities program. This marks the 25th round of this program, which is funded through collaboration from several donors.
|19 Jun 2014||Grants to help drought-affected communities tackle tough times||
With support from the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and Yulgilbar Foundation, FRRR has launched a grants program to enable people in drought-affected areas of Queensland and on the NSW Northern Tablelands to come together and support one another.
|7 Mar 2014||Community choir impacts positively on wellbeing||
With some help from a small grant to buy uniforms and music stands, this Community Choir is playing a key role in enhancing wellbeing in Murgon. And they are winning awards!
|7 Mar 2014||Poowong Preschool becoming sustainability leader||
This Gardiner Foundation grant to a Preschool community enabled them to implement a number of small projects to enhance the facilities at their preschool. A particular focus has been on introducing the concept of sustainability.
|6 Mar 2014||Airing of the Quilts||
This Small Grant enabled the small community of Northampton in WA to expand a community festival.
|6 Feb 2014||A shady spot for supervision||
Feedback from the small community of Gormandale helped determine the priorities for development of their cherished community hub - and a shade sail over the playground it was!
|6 Feb 2014||Sunday sessions keep toes tapping in Rupanyup||
A small grant that enabled local musicians to travel to an aged care facility has had a great impact on the residents, who just love a bit of toe-tapping.
|6 Feb 2014||Quadriders to the rescue||
A localised response to disaster management is in place thanks to some RRR funding and a group of quadriders in Far North Qld who have the tools, and now the accreditation, to assist in clearing damage.
|5 Feb 2014||Grants available to support projects in Victorian dairy communities||
The Gardiner Foundation Working in Dairy Communities grants opened today. Up to $5,000 is available for projects to strengthen small communities that underpin Victoria's dairy industry. Applications close 26 March.
|3 Feb 2014||Small Grants program opens for silver jubilee round||
FRRR has today opened the Silver Jubilee round of its flagship Small Grants for Rural Communities program. To date, more than $8 million has been distributed through this program to 2,661 community projects across Australia.
|30 Jan 2014||Teaming up for Term 1||
FRRR is calling for collaborative applications for its REAPing Rewards education grants program. Funding of up to $10,000 is available.
|29 Jan 2014||FRRR 2013 Annual Review showcases the impact of collaborative philanthropy in creating vibrant rural communities||
FRRR's 2013 Annual Review showcases the important role of collaborative philanthropy in building a stronger, more vibrant regional, rural and remote Australia. More than $5.4M was distributed via 652 community projects. It was only possible thanks to the generosity of more than 60 donors and partners.
|13 Jan 2014||Enthusiasm for composting is good for Wingham||
Enthusiastic volunteers and organisers of the Community Garden in Wingham did a super job of growing their garden and its offerings in 2013, with a colourful calendar and some popular workshops to show community members how gratifying a green thumb can be.
|9 Jan 2014||Nambrok locals are dancing again||
The once bustling hub of the community in Nambrok was in need of a little TLC. A Small Grant gave Nambrok Hall a much needed facelift and locals are testing out the dance-floor once again.