Priority Funding Needs
SUPPORTING BUSHFIRE RECOVERY
FRRR has worked with communities recovering from disasters for the past 15 years. We've learnt that different needs emerge once the early recovery phase is complete and there is often limited funding available for these.
If you want to support the immediate recovery of communities, you can donate via our Strengthening Rural Communities program. For longer-term impact, please donate to our Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund.
Grants from the Fund will be able to support community leaders to implement what they need in their community. It could be support for fatigued volunteer leaders, repairing vital community infrastructure or ensuring psychological support is available when it is most needed.
Rural, regional and remote communities have diverse needs and are faced with long-term, as well as immediate challenges. Through our grant programs and relationships with communities across Australia, FRRR has identified a number of priority funding areas which we welcome donations toward.
FRRR will distribute donations received for the priority funding needs listed below to not-for-profit organisations in rural, regional and remote communities via the Strengthening Rural Communities program, unless otherwise specified in the table. Donations to support immediate drought relief can be made directly to our Tackling Tough Times Together program, or for longer-term impact, to our Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund.
All donations above $2 are tax deductible and are greatly appreciated.
To lend your support to any one of these focus areas, simply click on the relevant button to donate securely online. Alternatively, you can download and complete this donation form to either send a cheque or make an EFT.
“Without organisations like FRRR and their donors we would not have had our Museum restored [following Cyclone Larry]. Cardwell’s history would have been lost forever. Cardwell might be a small town but we all help to contribute to Australia’s rich history. It would have been such a travesty to have lost that.”
Murray Massey, Cardwell Historical Society
The table below provides an outline of the areas that most need additional funding, right now. These are:
FRRR supports locally-driven projects that focus on lifelong learning, education and training in the following areas:
Back to School (BTS) is a national program that focuses on rural and regional children and families in need.
“FRRR: thank you for your support! Not only for allowing us to improve our hall, but for the many other community halls that you must support. It is reassuring that there are organisations that understand that all communities large, small and remote rely on a meeting place for the township and their surrounding areas to have access to.”
Small Grants for Rural Communities grant recipient