Culture, Arts, Tourism & Community Heritage (CATCH)

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Strong, vibrant communities have a diverse range of cultural activities that regularly bring the community together. 

Since inception, FRRR has provided funding for culture, tourism, arts, history and heritage across rural, regional and remote Australia. In 2009, we established the stand-alone CATCH program, to provide focused support for these areas. 

Culture, arts, tourism and community heritage programs and activities can have surprisingly wide-ranging benefits – giving small communities cohesion; increasing local tourism and stimulating economic activity; providing a mechanism for disaster recovery; and offering new opportunities for people in disadvantaged situations through skills development.

In mid-2015, we undertook a review of the CATCH program, and of the need for funding to support these areas. After reviewing the recommendations and working with our donor partners, we have determined the best way to continue to support these clear needs is via our existing programs.

Projects that would normally have fitted into this program are encouraged to explore other FRRR grant programs, such as Small Grants for Rural Communities, Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities, Tackling Tough Times Together or Grants for Resilience & Wellness. 

Fundraising Accounts are another way that FRRR can facilitate fundraising in your community, allowing the receipt of tax deductible donations, thereby offering a distinct advantage for many rural and regional communities. FRRR Fundraising Accounts can be used to fundraise for a wide range of projects or programs, provided they are for a charitable purpose and are consistent with FRRR's objectives. 

The support we were given by the FRRR CATCH grant really helped us to detail the aspirations and requests from remote community members, which in turn allowed us to refine our ideas to create our current program (Regional Music Development Program). The grant really provided a stepping stone for CAAMA Music to secure other funding and support for our music based programs for regional & remote NT.  Micheal ‘Miko’ Smith - General Manager, CAAMA Music

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