FRRR has a number of grants that open at different times of the year. Most of our grants are recurrent, and generally offered around the same time each year.
Our grant calendar allows you to check the current status of each program and the respective opening and closing dates. There are unique program guidelines and application forms for each FRRR program. Click on the program to find out more details about each program, including how to apply.
The Strengthening Rural Communities program is currently closed and
undergoing a review to ensure it is meeting the needs of community groups,
and our donors. Applications will re-open from mid-July.
Please check the calendar below for alternative funding options.
Grant calendar (NOTE: all applications close at 5pm Vic time)
|Grant Program||Summary||Status||Key dates|
|School and Beyond||
School and Beyond is designed to help young people affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires. Organisations that work with young people from fire-affected communities are encouraged to contact a School and Beyond program partner.
|ASSESSING||Contact FRRR for Partner Information|
|Enhancing Country Health Outcomes (ECHO)||
The Enhancing Country Health Outcomes (ECHO) grant program aims to improve primary health outcomes for people living in rural, regional and remote New South Wales and Victoria.
|AWARDED||R2 opens 2020|
|FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants||
Grants to help rural communities tackle the issues concerning young people across rural, regional and remote Australia.
|Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities||
This program allows cotton farmers in Qld or NSW to nominate a community group in their local area to receive a $5,000 grant.
|ANZ Seeds of Renewal||
An ANZ funded program that aims to help build thriving communities in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia through the provision of grants. Seeds of Renewal also offers information technology (IT) equipment, thanks to ANZ’s technology par...
|In a Good Place||
In a Good Place is a national grants program that provides support for community-driven initiatives that reduce social isolation, increase social participation and connectedness, and encourage people in rural, regional and remote communities who a...
|Community Group Futures||
The Community Group Futures program is aimed at helping not-for-profit organisations affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires to think beyond day to day operations and look ahead to ensure they can meet ongoing community needs.
|Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W)||
Program with the specific focus of providing assistance towards community-strengthening and resilience-building projects for communities affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires to build strength and capacity for the future.
|Caring for Ageing Rural Australians (CARA) - Victoria||
A targeted program designed to benefit and support older people living in small rural and remote communities in Victoria.
|Back to School (BTS)||
National program that helps rural and remote children and young people access quality educational experiences by providing vouchers from Target or local retailers, to students in need, and their families.
|Strengthening Rural Communities||
Grants for communities in small rural, regional and remote locations in Australia. This program is currently closed and undergoing a review to ensure it is meeting the needs of community groups, and our donors. Applications will reopen from mid-Ju...
|CLOSED||Assessing. R6 opens mid-July.|
|Gardiner Dairy Foundation Working in Dairy Communities Small Grants||
Regional program that aims to strengthen small Victorian dairy communities, to help build their capacity to deal with local issues, and enhance existing community infrastructure.
|Tackling Tough Times Together (Always Open)||
The Tackling Tough Times Together program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the drought. Open year round, grants up to $20,000 and $60,000 are available, with EOIs invited for grants up to $150,000.
|OPEN||Round 17 Applications Due 28 May - EOIs due 16 April; R16 Assessing|
|Visy Tumut Region Recovery Fund||
The Pratt Foundation Visy Tumut Region Recovery Fund supports local not-for-profit organisations and community groups delivering locally-led projects and activities that endeavour to support people in the Snowy Valleys Council region with their re...
|CLOSED||Assessing R1 & Rd 2|
|Back to School (BTS) - Bushfire Response||
Special program in response to the 2019/2010 bushfires that helps rural and remote children and young people access quality educational experiences by providing vouchers from Target or local retailers, to students in need, and their families in fi...
|OPEN||Closes 31 March|
|News Corp Bushfire Fund Grants||
News Corp has partnered with FRRR to provide support to not-for-profit community organisations delivering locally led projects and activities that endeavour to support people in their recovery as a result of the 2019/2020 bushfires.
|OPEN||Round 1 applications due 5 May|