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|RRR 2011 Funding Rounds|
FRRR's Repair-Restore-Renew (RRR) Program helps communities recover from natural disaters, by providing grants that help to address community needs that begin to emerge 12-18 months after the disaster event. FRRR's experience shows that this is the time when the focus often moves to community recovery, as individual needs have often been met. It is also the time when the rest of the world has often turned its attention to subsequent natural disasters.
The RRR 2011 program supported Queensland, Victoria, and New South Wales communities impacted by the floods and cyclones in the summer of 2010/11.
This collaboratively funded program received 224 applications across six rounds between November 2011 and July 2013 - some 2.5 years after the initial events.
The total funds granted equalled $1,468,836.23, which was shared across 140 community groups in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.
Grants ranged from $500 to $20,000, with the average being $9,800. Nearly two thirds of applications were successful (62.5%), with just over half of projects funded being for building and equipment repairs and replacement.
The projects funded through RRR 2011 varied from the physical and material - such as repairs to community halls, replacing signage for walking trails and tourist attractions, buying new lawn mowers, air conditioners, communication equipment, and generators - to the creative and emotional, including community events and arts-based recovery programs.
The number of applications is testament to the need for this program and we are grateful to our generous donor partners for working with us to support these communities in need.
Some examples of projects funded via the RRR 2011 program include: