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FRRR will be running a special stream of SRC, starting from September 2020.

If you need assistance sooner,
please email us.

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Strengthening Rural Communities


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.








The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to apply for funding that can support broad community needs. This program is an evolution of the long-running Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) program that FRRR ran for 34 rounds over a 16-year period. 

The program criteria are deliberately flexible, and with applications being accepted all year round, communities have increased access to funds that can be used where and when a community knows it’s needed.


"FRRR was my first introduction to the grant process, and it was a highlight to receive funding.
The standard required by FRRR helped me set the tone for other funding applications, and made the ongoing process of grant-writing easier."

Tracie Walsh, Trail Coordinator - Capel Makers' Trail


Funding Alternatives

FRRR is postponing the opening of Round 6 until mid-July 2020 pending a full program review. This means FRRR won’t accept applications for SRC grants after 24 March, when the current round closes.

Eligible community groups will still be able to apply through the likes of the Tackling Tough Times Together drought support program, and others that will be open at different times during the pause period.

We know that there may be time-sensitive projects that were expecting to be able to apply for funding from SRC during this period. If that's the case for your organisation, FRRR encourages you to get in touch with us to explore whether there are other ways we may be able to help.


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