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!

7 Aug 2014 Making it happen in the Huon Valley

A Small Grant for $2,500 received from FRRR, in conjunction with the Pratt Foundation, enabled a concrete slab to be poured, heralding the start of site works for the Port Cygnet Men's Shed.

7 Aug 2014 Help me listen, help me learn

The George Bowen Memorial Kindergarten was awarded a $3,500 grant from the REAPing Rewards program to install a Soundfield System to mitigate this problem. The Soundfield amplification system lifts the teacher's voice above background noise and spreads it evenly across the classroom, benefiting all students and most particularly those who are hearing impaired.

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.

17 Jul 2014 Victorian dairy communities receive $100,000 philanthropic investment

FRRR and Gardiner Foundation have announced the 31 recipients of the annual Working in Dairy Communities grants. Community groups from all three major regions are sharing in more than $100,000 in grants.

10 Jul 2014 Grants available to support ageing rural Australians

FRRR has announced grants of up to $10,000 are available for community organisations in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland to support projects that will help older Australians.

8 Jul 2014 Rural students receive a $250,000 boost from philanthropy

Forty groups from across Australia will share in more than $250,000 in grants. Projects funded range from music for isolated students and dinosaur literacy, to a sound amplification system to assist children with hearing impairments and cyber security training.

4 Jul 2014 July eNews out now

After a generous end of financial year, this month we announce a new drought program. Grants in action include training programs for youth, reinvesting solar savings, a high-impact noticeboard that's become hot property, and a new kitchen that's doing far more than just turning out good food. Read more ...

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.

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.

3 Dec 2013 Keeping music alive in Alice Springs

The Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association–better known as CAAMA Music in Alice Springs, NT is a perfect example of how the CATCH program can help a community not only come together through music, but also learn, grow and enhance their opportunities.

15 Oct 2013 Tweed RDA offers shady activities

On a recent roadtrip, we visited the Tweed Valley RDA in Dunbible. Thanks to a Small Grant that funded a shade sail, the riders can now escape the heat and still enjoy horse-riding activities.

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