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2017

eNews December 2017
eNews December 2017
What a year it's been! Our December edition is bursting at the seams with inspirational grant in action stories focusing on a wide range of issues from teen pregnancy to cutting edge beef production research, connecting students with art, and how a simple grant has made it possible for kids in a remote WA town to attend swimming lessons. There&[more]
eNews November 2017
eNews November 2017

This newsletter has it all. From new board members, to a generous donation from Dairy Australia and a visit from one of our donors, the Audi Foundation. We also have some amazing grants in action to share with you tackling mental health wellbeing in Tas and NSW and  supporting the arts in WA and Vic! We've also got another great community tip for you too! Check it out now!

eNews October 2017
eNews October 2017

This edition of eNews has a Queensland focus to it - from our new Board member who's a proud Queenslander, to our recent trip to visit drought affected regions of central Queensland, and even William the Wombat, who's taken up residency in Thallon. We also give you a brief wrap on the 2017 Community Foundations Forum, as well as the recent Queensland Communities Recovery Forum that we presented at. And of course, there's lots of programs info and grants in action too.

eNews September 2017
eNews September 2017

This month's eNews features a round up of insights from FRRR staff being on the road, including at the ARDC and Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit. There is also the usual update on grant programs, as well as helpful tips for community groups and some great examples of grants in action - from Merredin, Queenscliffe, Bellata and Gracemere.

eNews August 2017
eNews August 2017

In August, we awarded nearly $475,000 in grants. In this eNews, we showcase grants in action addressing youth disengagement, to connecting youth with aged care residents through music, to supporting children affected by domestic violence and empowering rural women’s leadership. This month’s eNews really has something for everyone.

eNews July 2017
eNews July 2017

We welcome in the new financial year with a newsletter that's full of news about our programs, recent grant recipients and a heads up about our new online grants application portal (FRRR's Grants Gateway) that we're currently implementing. Our grants in action cover a choir in Esk, Qld, youth radio programs in Tasmania, art workshops in Moree, NSW, and a Kitchen Rules style cooking competition in Titjikala, NT.

eNews June 2017
eNews June 2017

This end of financial year edition of eNews is full of valuable info for grant seekers! We've got 8 programs opening in the next few weeks, with more than $1 million available in funding, thanks to our generous donor partners. There's also some info on our new online grants application system that we're currently implementing, as well as our revamped Philanthropic Services (a new name and structure for our old Donation Accounts).

eNews May 2017
eNews May 2017

This edition of eNews features highlights from the Program Managers' roadtrips over the last month, as well as news of grant programs currently open and some valuable community tips about evaluation and measurement. There are also case studies from seven amazing community groups across the country.

eNews April 2017
eNews April 2017
This month we've got over $1 million in grants available. All the details in our program update. We've also been busy continuing our fundraising efforts via our Cyclone Debbie Recovery Fund, thanks to our generous partners and donors. There's also info on using Donation Accounts as a tax-effective means of fundraising for your community[more]
eNews March 2017
eNews March 2017

In this edition of our March eNews, we give you a full update on our grant programs, share information on our recent road trips, and preview CPPW 2017. As usual, we also profile several grants in action from Cohuna and Moyhu in Vic, to Toowoomba and Emerald in Qld, Renmark in SA, Kellerberrin in WA, and the Hunter / New England region in NSW. There's also a handy tip on evaluating the success of your project, including links to more information.

eNews February 2017
eNews February 2017

This bumper edition of eNews includes a wrap up on the Heywire Summit, the launch of a new partnership to capitalise on Lightbulb Moments, case studies from Gippsland, Mt Liebig, Cummanulla and Dungog, and details of lots of FRRR grants on offer and awarded.

eNews January 2017
eNews January 2017
The first eNews of 2017 provides a great update on all of FRRR's activities, including grant announcements, programs opening and our assessment schedule. We also share some lessons in leveraging from Urbenville in NSW, and profile some very interesting Grants in Action. From a story about Fish Creek's community garden, and making reggae in [more]

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2016

eNews December 2016
eNews December 2016

That’s a wrap! This edition of eNews is the last of the year! It contains all the important information regarding grant program dates and updates, plus all the latest grants in action, community resources and what we’ve been working on in the past month and year. This month, we also shared our 2015-16 Annual Report, reflecting on the amazing financial year for rural, regional and remote Australia, which you can also read about. This eNews really has something for everyone!

eNews November 2016
eNews November 2016

This month's eNews contains the all important grant program dates and updates, latest community grants in action and what we've been busy working on in the past month. From a report on large water infrastructure projects and an evaluation of the Tackling Tough Times Together program, to grants for specialised equipment in a public health eye clinic and a documentary on the effects of 'ice', this month's eNews has it all.

eNews October 2016
eNews October 2016

This issue of eNews details some of the activities and events that FRRR staff attended over the past month, connecting with donors and communities. It's also full of program news and updates, and of course some great grants in action, from Wagin in WA, Biloela in Qld, Heywood in Vic, and Narromine in NSW.

eNews September 2016
eNews September 2016

September's eNews is chock-a-block with great grants in action stories from Karoonda in South Australia, Mitchell in Victoria, the Blue Mountains in NSW, and Donnybrook in WA. We also share a couple of top community tips, as well as the highlights from our regional visits to the Goldfields and Mid-West regions of WA, and Newcastle in NSW. There's something for everyone in this month's eNews!

eNews August 2016
eNews August 2016

In this edition, we feature a new grant program in partnership with Domino's, Give for Good; share grants in action stories from across the country; and focus on a recent visit to Tasmania. There are also tips for community groups on how to manage child protection issues in your community.

eNews July 2016
eNews July 2016

There are grant announcements aplenty in this edition of eNews, together with details of grant programs opening. There's also handy tips for community groups, including scholarships to the Community Foundations Forum, and inspiring grants in action to learn from.

eNews June 2016
eNews June 2016

Our EOFY eNews is full of wonderful news about our donors, catch ups with community groups and a run down on our new organisational structure that is effective from 1 July, as well as all the latest grant news. It also features stories on projects that have been funded with grants from a variety of FRRR programs, and the great things rural, regional and remote communities have been able to achieve with just a little bit of help from philanthropy. 

eNews May 2016
eNews May 2016

This edition of eNews is jam-packed with grants information and reflects on community resilience and innovation. As usual, there are details of grants on offer and five case studies about what local community groups are doing with a little support from philanthropy. 

eNews April 2016
eNews April 2016

In this edition, we share highlights from our recent activities and get excited about the upcoming 2016 Heywire Youth Innovation Grants round. Check our program update and read about how communities from Eromanga Qld to Cummin SA are making an impact with the help of FRRR grants. 

eNews March 2016
eNews March 2016

In this edition, we share stories from the road, details of grant programs currently open and news of this year's Back to School voucher distribution. There are also tips for grant-seekers and some wonderful examples of grants in action.

eNews February 2016
eNews February 2016

This edition of eNews contains a great summary of FRRR's activities and current grant programs, along with a wrap-up of the 2016 Heywire Summit, workplace giving and grants in action from Heyfield and Lorne in Victoria to Mt Isa and the Burdekin Shire in Queensland.

eNews January 2016
eNews January 2016

FRRR's first newsletter for 2016 is jam-packed with grant program information, Australia Day honours, reflections on recovery and grant in action stories from Clermont in Queensland to Clare in South Australia.

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2015

eNews December 2015
eNews December 2015

This final bumper edition has news of grant programs opening and awarded, as well as case studies from Elcho Island in the north, Margaret River, in the west Nimbin in the east and Glenburn in the south. Plus we share our office closure dates. Seasons Greetings from all at FRRR.

eNews November 2015
eNews November 2015

An exciting edition of eNews, we celebrate the release of our 2014-15 Annual Review, featuring our record grant-making and partnerships year, as well as looking back over FRRR's 15 years at the milestones along the way.We also congratulate Director and donor partner Tim Fairfax on his recent 2016 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year award.

eNews October 2015
eNews October 2015
In this edition of eNews, we farewell outgoing CEO, Alexandra Gartmann and welcome some new faces to the FRRR team. We celebrate the announcement of Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week (CPPW) grants, as well as the recipients of 2015 Culture, Arts, Tourism and Community Heritage (CATCH) grants. We talk about FRRR's involvment in the[more]
eNews September 2015
eNews September 2015

This edition of eNews features the announcement of the 2015 Heywire grants, our participation in the 2015 Community Foundations Forum in Fremantle, handy resources for community groups and some really impressive grant stories all the way from Papunya, Northern Territory to Griffith, New South Wales and many places in between.

eNews August 2015
eNews August 2015

In this edition, we announce some staff changes, as well as a plethora of grants available to community groups. We also profile community projects in Mary Valley, QLD; Moruya, NSW; Erica, Tatong and Simpson, VIC; and Goomalling, WA. Plus we reflect on the ongoing drought in Qld and NSW, and how philanthropy is making a small difference. Plus more!

July 2015
July 2015

In this edition we profile grants from Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, as well as a summary of our fifth and final CIRCLE webinar and share some great tips for community groups.

eNews June 2015
eNews June 2015

This edition of eNews celebrates partnerships, large and small, and launches Community & Philanthropy Partnerships Week. As usual, there are details of grants on offer and six case studies about what local leaders are doing with a little support from philanthropy.

eNews May 2015
eNews May 2015

In this edition of eNews, we launch two grant programs, share seven grants in action and an inspirational case study about building a strong local leadership cohort. All this and more!

eNews April 2015
eNews April 2015

In this edition, we introduce FRRR's new Directors, share an update from the West, provide some handy tips on Governance and showcase six inspiring grants in action from across the country. Plus there is news of the latest grant announcements.

eNews March 2015
eNews March 2015

The March 2015 edition of eNews highlights the four grant programs currently open and gives a taste of the third webinar in our CIRCLE series about maintaining momentum in community groups. We also profile a number of projects from around Australia that have seen a real impact in local communities - like the $300,000 Euroa and District raised for a war memorial via an FRRR donation account.

eNews February 2015
eNews February 2015

In the first edition for 2015, we announce more than $1.5million in grants and launch the 2013/14 Annual Review. We also profile a number of projects from around Australia that have been completed with just a little help from FRRR. There are also pictures of the flooding in the FRRR office in January.

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2014

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December 2014
December 2014

In the final eNews for 2014, we announce grants for several grant programs; update you on progress on restoring the township of Farina, with help from a Donation Account; and share grants in action from across the country. There is also a summary of the last CIRCLE webinar, all about seeking funding. Happy reading.

November 2014
November 2014

This bumper edition is all about innovation: there are new programs, some new things we're funding including a film about refugees in regional Australia, and we welcome some new donors. There are also grants in action from Manjimup, Mt Barker, Herberton, Murdunna and Binnaway. Plus IT resources for NFPs and some advice from the ACNC.

October 2014
October 2014

In this edition, we reflect on the importance of relationships and share stories from Lansdowne, King Island, Ararat, the Mallee, the Goulburn Valley and the NSW mid north coast. We also look back on the impact of some grants around Charters Towers in Queensland, some of which were provided 10 years ago. Plus there is news of our current grants ...

September 2014
September 2014

Some great stories this month: from capturing local history, to volunteers donating the equivalent of $450,000 in labour to help flood recovery; taking medical testing on the road in remote Tassie and saving a national treasure. There's also news of our current grants, plus a call for help to get country kids off to a great start in the 2015 school year. All this and more!

August 2014
August 2014

In this bumper edition, we share how NFP projects benefit rural and remote communities, from enhancing learning for hearing-impaired students, to a Men's Shed, a marquee to help with fundraising, a family-friendly room in an aged care facility and a stage that's helping students re-engage. There's also news of current grants, plus updates on the Heywire project and hot tips for Arts funding. And more!

July 2014
July 2014

This month we welcome new donors and announce a new drought program. Grants profiled include two training programs for youth, reinvesting solar savings, a high-impact noticeboard that's become hot property, and a new kitchen that's doing far more than just turning out good food.

June 2014
June 2014

This edition showcases just how variable the needs are in rural communities: from picnic tables for pre-schoolers, to inspiring inter-generational initiatives and stress workshops; whitegoods, flooring and new AV equipement. We also have new grant programs, and a new website.

May 2014
May 2014

In this edition we welcome some new donors, launch the Heywire program and profile some Grants in Action from Stanthorpe, Alvie, Urunga and Mataranka. There are also tips on measuring the success of your projects, as well as where to access funding for sporting initiatives.

April 2014
April 2014

This month's bumper edition features an update from the CEO and a plethora of interesting stories from across Australia, including the lovely ladies from Wentworth who travelled to Scone to attend the NSW Rural Women's Gathering. There’s also a listing of the grant programs that are currently open.

March 2014
March 2014

This edition features lots of grant programs open, news and updates from projects across the country, including Murgon, Northampton, Hollisdale, Barkly and Poowong, and an update on Heywire grants for 2014.

February 2014
February 2014

In this edition, we profile VFFF, welcome some new donors, celebrate Australia Day honours for one of our Board members, and share stories from Tully in the north, to Ungarra in South Australia, and places in between.

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2013

December 2013
December 2013

In this edition, there's a youth-led project to reduce drink-driving, a community-built skate park and a memorial remembering the 2009 Victorian bushfires. We also share some lessons from our recent Queensland roadtrip - 50 projects in 5 days! These stories and more ... Seasons Greetings.

November 2013
November 2013

November eNews features news of junior philanthropists, FRRR's inclusion on Australia's Top 50 Gifts List plus grants in action stories from Arno Bay, the Alpine Shire, Mendooran, Mingenew, Nambour and the Barossa, among others! We also announce CARA and RRR 2011 recipients.

October 2013
October 2013

This month's edition features stories from around the country, showcasing great community projects. There is also news of Heywire ideas becoming a reality, plus details of current grant programs. And there's a call for help ... FRRR needs your vote. > More

September 2013
September 2013

FRRR's September eNews brings you all the latest from our grant programs. This month we welcome three new team members and announce grant recipients for three of our targeted programs! 

August 2013
August 2013

This  eNews profiles some fabulous projects by community organisations, as well as celebrates the Working in Dairy Communities grant program and wraps up of all the open grant programs, plus there's a great listing of resources to help community organisations.

July 2013
July 2013

We are welcoming in the new financial year with new programs and partnerships, and a new YouTube channel. Plus we take a road trip to revisit projects of the past, congratulate friends and philanthropists for their recent awards and fill you in on the latest projects from FRRR grant applicants.

June 2013
June 2013

Students learn barista skills for a good cause, elderly residents get iPad savvy for their wellbeing and the Lockyer Valley Regional Council gets their helipad project off the ground. Plus all the latest on FRRR's grants programs in the June eNews. 

May 2013
May 2013

All-terrain wheelchairs, historical wagons, an anti-violence campaign and a highway for toddlers are among the grants featured in this edition. There's also news of a new grant programs, as well as some advice for those sitting on community boards.

March 2013
March 2013

This month we saw a focus on landcare, agriculture, food and sustainability. Read on for all of the latest FRRR news. 

February 2013
February 2013

We are off to a running start this year, and are thrilled about releasing our first online annual review, which covers FRRR's activities and achievements for the 2011/12 financial year. Read all about the latest news from FRRR in our February eNews

January 2013
January 2013

With fires burning and floods extending across many areas of rural and regional Australia, this edition has something of a focus on natural disaster recovery. We announce a new RRR program, report on the outcomes from RRR projects from 2010/11 and share some great project successes across the country. There are also details about a number of grant programs about to open.

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2012

eNews - December 2012
eNews - December 2012

This bumper edition features news of new grants, trips to WA and Qld to see some exciting grants in action. We also share some wonderful stories from coast to coast. Merry Christmas!

eNews October 2012
eNews October 2012

This edition of FRRR News is testimony to the diversity of projects we support - from kitchen sinks and tools, to training schemes, rehabilitating recreational areas and cultural activities to sustain community spirits. We also launch our call for partners to get kids back to school and share some tips on resources to help Community organisations. Read more!

eNews - September 2012
eNews - September 2012

This month we have a plethora of grants and share stories from the Huon Valley in Tasmania to Miles in southern Queensland, and many places in between. There's a strong education theme, with some communities doing inspiring things to solve local challenges.

eNews August 2012
eNews August 2012

This month sees the relaunch of CARA, tips for successful applications and we invite you to help more kids get back to school. In addition, we showcase grants in action from the Wheatbelt to Ayr, and several places in between. We also review the Community Foundation Forum and share some great examples of how Donation Accounts can make a difference.

July 2012
July 2012

This newsletter features a call for applications for the Repair-Restore-Renew program, as well as ANZ Seeds of Renewal. We share more details on the Lachlan Region grants program and the Rural Affinity Group hosted by Philanthropy Australia. Finally, we share projects in preschools, kitchens, hospitals and the great outdoors.

June 2012
June 2012

Announcing new partners, launching ANZ Seeds for 2012, celebrating 10 years of partnership with the Gardiner Foundation and several great examples of grants in action.

April 2012
April 2012

This first edition of the re-launched FRRR eNews begins with a word from the CEO. Other stories include how to simplify fund raising with Donation Accounts; our first Qld-based staff member; the first grants under Repair-Restore-Renew for 2012, and some great examples of grants in action.

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2010

Issue 27 September - December 2010
Issue 27 September - December 2010
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Issue 26 May - August 2010
Issue 26 May - August 2010
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01-08-2010
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Issue 25 January - April 2010
Issue 25 January - April 2010
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01-04-2010
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2009

Issue 24 September - December 2009
Issue 24 September - December 2009
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Issue 23 May - August 2009
Issue 23 May - August 2009
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03-08-2009
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Issue 22 January - April 2009
Issue 22 January - April 2009
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01-04-2009
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