Latest 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
7 Aug 2014 FRRR August eNews is out now

In this bumper edition, we share how NFP projects support rural and remote communities, from enhancing learning for hearing-impaired students, to a Men's Shed, a marquee to help with fundraising, a family-friendly room in an aged care facility and a stage that's helping students re-engage. There's also news of current grants, plus updates on the Heywire project and hot tips for Arts funding. And more!

4 Aug 2014 Small Grants create opportunities for rural, regional and remote communities

FRRR's Small Grants for Rural Communities program is again inviting applications. Up to $5,000 is available to not-for-profit groups in rural, regional and remote communities.

31 Jul 2014 Cotton communities to benefit from $150,000 philanthropic investment

In an innovative new program, cotton growers are invited to nominate a not-for-profit community group to receive a $5,000 grant from the Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities program, initiated by the Monsanto Fund. Community members can make a suggestion, but only cotton growers in one of 14 regions can nominate an organisation or project.

31 Jul 2014 Victorian bushfire communities continue their recovery with GR&W grants

Victorian communities affected by the 2009 bushfires are still being supported, thanks to Grants for Resilience and Wellness from FRRR, which are funded by the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund. In the latest round, ten community groups received funding for projects from evacuation centre enhancements to fitness programs; a community festival to training courses.

20 Jun 2014 Inspiring initiatives help communities through drought

FRRR and our fellow donors have provided funds to help communities support one another through drought events. Here we share four different projects that made a difference, and which may serve as inspiration for groups seeking to run a project in their area.

5 Jun 2014 June eNews out now

This edition showcases just how variable the needs are in rural communities: from picnic tables for pre-schoolers, to inspiring inter-generational initiatives and stress workshops; whitegoods, flooring and new AV equipment. We also have new grant programs, and a new website.

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