2019-20 Bushfire Recovery Grants

FRRR has a long history of supporting bushfire-affected communities in their recovery. In early 2020, FRRR was overwhelmed by the response from the philanthropic and corporate sectors, as well as from hundreds of individuals, in supporting FRRR's appeal for funds to enable the medium to long-term recovery of fire-affected communities.

We have created this page, so that our donors can easily see how we are distributing these funds, and how FRRR is supporting the ongoing recovery of these communities.

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Date Story heading Story summary
9 Jul 2020 Grants help create sanctuaries for fire-affected youth

Sony Foundation Australia, together with FRRR, have today announced two grants that will help young people in Mallacoota, VIC and Ulladulla, NSW, affected by last summer's bushfires.

1 Jul 2020 Bushfire-affected communities encouraged to apply for recovery grants

News Corp has partnered with FRRR to offer up to $630,000 in grants to support the recovery of communities affected by the recent bushfires across the country. Grants of up to $25,000 are available.

30 Jun 2020 Grants help put local people in charge of recovery

Thanks to support from R.M.Williams and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, FRRR has awarded two $25,000 grants to support the Orara Valley and the Blue Mountains in their recovery from the 2019/20 Summer bushfires.

30 Jun 2020 Families in bushfire-affected communities receive help getting Back to School

FRRR ran a special round of its Back to School program, which provides $50 gift vouchers to students in rural communities. Nearly 4,000 students impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires have been given a helping hand with replacements for the essential school items they lost during summer's bushfires.

25 Jun 2020 Nearly $140,000 in grants for bushfire-affected communities

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal has awarded $138,815 in grants for 12 community-led projects in rural, regional and remote communities impacted by the Summer bushfires, through its Strengthening Rural Communities program. In total, this round of SRC saw 89 community projects across Australia share in $912,986 in grants.

18 Jun 2020 News Corp Bushfire Recovery Program grants awarded

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal, in partnership with News Corp Australia, has awarded $368,386 to support 21 projects across the country that will help in the recovery of rural, regional and remote communities impacted by the summer bushfires.

14 May 2020 Government's bushfire recovery funding announcement welcomed

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) has welcomed the Federal Government's announcement of $650M from the Bushfire Recovery Fund to be directed to ten bushfire-affected regions. FRRR supports rural, regional, and remote communities to be vibrant, sustainable, and adaptive.

5 May 2020 Visy Tumut Region Recovery Fund awards further grants

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), in partnership with the Pratt Foundation, has granted a further $79,600 to support four projects that will help Tumut Region communities recover from the recent bushfires. This is in addition to the $649,150 in grants that have already been awarded through the Fund.

3 Apr 2020 Visy Tumut Region Recovery Fund grants awarded

Working in partnership with the Pratt Foundation, we have granted 19 community projects in the NSW-region of Tumut $649,150 in funding to support the region's recovery from the recent bushfires. Projects will help address a diverse range of needs, including improving social connectedness, enhancing community spirit and providing mental health support through workshops, activities and infrastructure.

27 Mar 2020 News Corp Australia's $1million bushfire recovery fund

News Corp Australia has partnered with the Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal to launch a $1M fund to provide grants to support the recovery of the people and communities impacted by the Summer bushfires. The News Corp Bushfire Fund will offer grants of up to $25,000 aid the immediate, medium and long-term recovery of these affected communities.

16 Feb 2020 Thank you for bushfire fundraising

A thank you message from our CEO, Natalie Egleton, for the generosity shown to fire-affected communities.

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