FRRR and ANZ Renewing Communities

 ANZ and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) are proud to announce that 35 communities across regional Australia will share $250,000 as part of the 2012 Seeds of Renewal small grants program.

We congratulate these communities and look forward to seeing these projects implemented in the coming year:

  Organisation Project Location Awarded
1. Ballina Region Community College Incorporated eCitizens - Digital Literacy for Rural Women
Providing nationally accredited training in business, Information, Digital Media and Technology to young women.
Alstonville $9,936
2. Murray Valley Industry Park
(Regional Development Australia Murray)
Smart Learning
Creating a high quality community and business education venue with the installation of a smartboard, projector and speakers.
Deniliquin $9,224
3. Communities of the Three Brothers (Camden Haven Pastoral Agricultural & Industrial Society Inc) Communities of the Three Brothers.  Creating a Vibrant Local Economy
Promoting the region, e-commerce and the community hub via a website and web training for local businesses and community organisations.
Kendall $7,000
4. Lord Howe Island Community Development Group
(The Lord Howe Island Board)
Computer Skills Training and Education Program
Developing computer skills and delivering job readiness training, availalbe to all community members
Lord Howe Island $8,400
5. Nambucca Heads Men's Shed Inc. Record and Share
Creating educational DVDs with new computer, video camera and other IT equipment.
Nambucca Heads $2,037
6. New England Conservatorium Closing the Music Gap Education Program
Delivering a pilot music program for 60 children at the pre-school and primary school, creating local performance and life skills.
Tingha $8,000
7. Stroud Preschool
(Stroud Neighbourhood children's Co-Op Inc.)
Vegetable Garden Construction
Establishing a raised vegetable garden, community based preschool with 40 families.
Stroud $2,954
8. Trangie Central School P&C
(Trangie Central School)
Entertaining the Crowd!
Building local capacity for performance by the purchase of a portable stage for the school hall.
Trangie $5,830
9. Isolated Children's Parents Association NT State Council - Mataranka Branch Boomerang Education: Getting it back to the Bush
Supporting the ICPA's with a guest speaker and professional facilitator at their Annual General Meeting.
Mataranka $9,000
10. Ambrose Primary P&C Association Inc e-learning opportunities
Enhancing e-learning programs/online kindergarten with the purchase of 11 laptops for use in classrooms and by the local playgroup.
Ambrose $9,427
11. Cooktown and District Youth Association Inc. "The Block" Community Youth Garden
Development of a permaculture garden in a youth park for use in accredited training, and the development of a business plan for sustainability.
Cooktown $9,700
12. Djarragun Enterprises Limited Pathway 2 Employment
Purchase of hired trade equipment - to underwrite the sustainability of a successfuly training program for Indigenous youth.
Edge Hill $8,879
13. QLD PCYC Association - Bowen Branch Greener Futures
Revamping a disused nursery to establish an OHS acceptable space to deliver accredited training to disengaged and special needs youth.
Bowen $8,247
14. The Balonne Further Education and Training Group (BFETG) Balonne Skill Centre Information Technology Renewal Project
Supporting local adult training and high school classes with the purchase of 15 desktop computers.
St George $10,000
15. Toogoolawah High P&C Association (THP&CA) Building an open air classroom for the Agricultural Science Farm
to build an open air, all weather classroom at the high school to improve learning environments and outcomes.
Toogoolawah $10,000
16. Winton Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Fun & Healthy Breakfast Club
Helping 30-130 children across two schools to get to school and focus on learning via a school pick up and breakfast program.
Winton $3,800
17. Woodgate Men's Shed Inc. Never too Old to Learn
Purchase of a TV with Internet capability to be used for group training sessions and conferencing.
Woodgate $1,804
18. District Council of Yankalilla Yankalilla Adult Community Education Program
Expanding the community education program with the purchase of an industrial barista machine, 3 laptop computers and software.
Yankalilla $8,400
19. Jamestown Community School Career, Employment and Further Education
Assisting to establish a career, further education and employment information area in the senior school.
Jamestown $4,000
20. Maitland and District Progress Association Inc. Stepping Up at CHATT
Purchase of a whiteboard and projector for the community CHATT centre to enchance the learing environment.
Maitland $3,614
21. Murray Mallee Gymnastics Inc. (MMGI) Learing through Movement
Supporting 270 children across 5 primary schools to experience gymnastic opportunities and learning programs.
Karoonda $4,383
22. Cape to Cape Catchments Group Our Patch
120 year 3 and year 6 students from 4 primary schools in the Margaret River Area will participate in an interactive natural environment program for one year.
Margaret River $7,896
23. Dalwallinu District High School P&C Association Inc. Awesome Autism Outcomes
Providing appropriate development training and leading edge technology via iPads and iPad applications for use by autistic children.
Dalwallinu $3,500
24. The David Wirrpanda Foundation Deadly Sista Girlz Broome
Enabling 75 Indigenous girls aged 12 to 17 collective access to IT.
Broome $9,505
25. Central Kimberly Chamber of Commerce CKCOC Website
A website that will enable professional development of local businesses and promote local e-commerce and networking.
Halls Creek $7,520
26. Gannawarra U3A Inc. Update IT Equipment and Meeting Room
Purchase of new equipment and resources for U3A life long learning opportunities.
Cohuna $5,000
27. Goroke P12 College Provision of Hospitality Certificate Course and Auto Cerificate Course
Purchase of specialist equipment to use in teaching Hospitality and Automotive Repair to students and the broader community.
Kerang $7,400
28. Kerang Technical High School Kerang and Cohuna Flexible Learing Options Program
At risk youth from two schools will attend Driver Education to learn safe driving skills in theory and practice.
Kerang $7,400
29. Lifeline Gippsland Inc. Bay 3 Cafe and Nursery
Purchase of a rainwater tank and installation of sink, watering and drainage system in a nursery providing work expereicne and training.
Morwell $4,345
30. Robinvale Network House Inc. Crucial personal money management through mentoring and training Pilot Project
Providing financial literacy training for 80 low income residents and migrant workers.
Robinvale $8,600
31. Wycheproof Community Resource Centre Employment Skills for Returning to, or Entering the Workforce
Enabling the Centre to deliver a pilot job ready and life skills program.
Wycheproof $6,884
32. Cradle Coast Mountain Bike Club Inc. (CCMBCI) Rehabilitation and Weed Eradication and Management Penguin Speedway
A Social enterprise specialising in training and employment programs will employ 10 long term unemployed youth for eight weeks to develop a mountain bike trail.
Penguin $10,000
33. Derwent Valley Community House Inc. Getting Grease on your Hands
42 youth will receive basic training and mentoring in automotive repair skills at the Community Shed.
New Norfolk $9,705
34. Kingborough Community Huon Valley Ignite and Grow Project
Professional development and mentoring for 50 small businesses owners.
- South of Kingston
35. Rural Health Tasmania Inc. Establishment of Homework Centre
Purchase of IT Equipment, tables and chairs to establish a homework centre servicing 30 students with low socioeconomic backgrounds.
Smithton $5,200


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