Can you lend a hand?

Help us continue to connect rural Australia with philanthropy to create viable, vibrant and adaptive communities. As we have highlighted throughout the 2014/15 Annual Review, requests for assistance from our communities across Australia exceed our available funds and capacity.

From education to the environment, health to the arts, FRRR’s grant programs help rural, regional and remote community groups implement local solutions that unlock potential.

On average, we can satisfy only a quarter of the requests we receive, so we are always eager to find other ways to leverage available funds or find other means of support. Even the smallest donation makes a difference.

Some of our current priority funding needs are:

Culture, Arts, Tourism and Community Heritage

This program and the projects funded, foster strong, vibrant communities, build local pride and regularly bring the community together. These grants support activities in areas of culture, tourism, arts, history and heritage. It continues to receive a high number of applications for support – with only 17% successful this year.

REAPing Rewards

Access to programs and resources is often a major barrier to learning for students in rural, regional and remote Australia, which in turn affects students’ engagement and motivation. REAPing Rewards is a national small grants program, supporting locally-driven projects that directly benefit pre-schoolers, students up to 18 years of age, and their educators, through grants of up to $10,000.

The Community Preparedness and Resilience project

Natural disasters are a regular part of Australian life. This new program involves extensive community consultation and research to assist rural communities to be better prepared for, and have better recovery from, natural disasters. We are collaborating with a number of organisations to help get this important project up and running, but we welcome more partners in this ground-breaking program.

Tackling Tough Times Together

The Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program provides targeted grants to assist the most severely drought affected communities in Queensland and northern New South Wales. It has a specific focus on funding grassroots, community-led projects that enable them to access the resources they need to support one another through tough times.

If any of these opportunities fits with your giving priorities, contact our CEO, via

Ways to help

  • Online: No contribution is too small, with every donation over $2 tax deductible.
  • In-kind: Volunteer your time, provide services like IT support, or donate items we fund regularly like paint or IT equipment. If you are able to help in this regard, we would love to hear from you.
  • Workplace giving: FRRR is now registered on the Good2Give, Australian Charities Fund and Goodcompany (part of Karma Currency) online platforms. Refer to our Workplace Giving page for more information.
  • Gift a friend: FRRR is registered on the Karma Currency website, which has the ability to send a gift voucher on your behalf.
  • Make a bequest: It is a great way to leave a legacy which can be directed to support rural, regional and remote communities.

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