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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These grants are collaboratively and generously supported by the following donors:

♦Arcare Family Foundation  ♦Aussie Farmers Foundation  ♦Australia Post  ♦Australian Community Media - South Coast is Calling Initiative  ♦Baxter Charitable Foundation  ♦Bertalli Family Foundation  ♦Center for Disaster Philanthropy  ♦Charter Hall  ♦Chefs on the Run  ♦Chrysanthemum Foundation  ♦David Mactaggart Foundation  ♦Doc Ross Family Foundation  ♦the Entertainment Industry Foundation  ♦Estate Late Harold Gordon Jones  ♦Fire Fight Australia Fund  ♦Friends of FRRR  ♦Good Thnx Foundation  ♦Ian Rollo Currie Estate Foundation  ♦IKEA Australia  ♦Jeunesse Kids Foundation  ♦John T Reid Charitable Trusts  ♦Kapikarnpi Community Fund  ♦Kofi Foundation  ♦the Laneway Festival  ♦LeMessurier Charitable Trust  ♦Maple-Brown Family Foundation  ♦Metamorphic Foundation  ♦Morgans Foundation Limited  ♦Morris Family Foundation  ♦Nelson Alexander Charitable Foundation  ♦News Corp  ♦Olver-Carlyle Charitable Foundation  ♦Paul Ramsay Foundation  ♦Pepper Money  ♦Percy Baxter Charitable Trust  ♦Perpetual Foundation: Julian Flett Endowment  ♦Portland House Foundation  ♦REIV Charitable Foundation  ♦R.M.Williams  ♦Scenic World Shared  ♦Sidney Myer Fund  ♦Stockland CARE Foundation  ♦Suncorp Group  ♦Tabcorp Holdings Ltd  ♦The Argo Foundation  ♦The Jack Brockhoff Foundation  ♦The June Canavan Foundation  ♦The Ross Trust  ♦The Sylvia & Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation  ♦The William Buckland Foundation  ♦The Yulgilbar Foundation  ♦Third Link Investment Managers  ♦Thoms Family Endowment - a sub-fund of the AET Foundation  ♦Tim Fairfax Family Foundation  ♦Vertel  ♦Vicinity Centres  ♦Westpac Group  ♦FRRR and Private Donors.

Date Story heading Story summary
28 Aug 2020 CDP partners with FRRR to support medium to long-term bushfire recovery

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal has received support from the US-based Center for Disaster Philanthropy with a US$500,000 grant to assist in addressing the medium to long-term recovery needs of bushfire affected communities across rural, regional and remote Australia.

15 Jul 2020 Grants now available to strengthen rural communities across Australia

FRRR's flagship grants program, Strengthening Rural Communities, is now inviting applications for grants of up to $10,000 through the Small&Vital stream, and up to $25,000 through the program's new Bushfire Recovery stream to support the recovery of communities affected by last summer's bushfires.

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.

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