Latest FRRR Media Releases

Welcome to our News & Views section. Here we share all of our media releases relating to programs and other important information relating to our organisation. 

Use the menu on the left to navigate to other stories featuring communities and what they have achieved through Grants in Action, or read more about FRRR in the Media, which features articles where FRRR or a member of our staff has been profiled. 

For any media enquiries relating to FRRR, please email Julie Weldon or call 0423 110 802.

Date Story heading Story summary
17 Jul 2019 Support continues ten years on from Black Saturday

Thirty-five community projects that will assist the continued recovery of communities impacted by the Black Saturday Bushfires will receive funding totalling $602,308. The groups are the latest recipients of the Grants for Resilience and Wellness (GR&W) and Community Group Futures (CGF) programs.

15 Jul 2019 $1.3M in grant funding boosts drought-affected communities–more available

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal (FRRR) is distributing over $1.3 million to 47 community groups in drought-affected regions across Australia, through its Tackling Tough Times Together grant program.

9 Jul 2019 Funding available to get In a Good Place

A pool of $100,000 is available to support projects that improve mental health in rural, regional and remote communities Australia-wide through the In a Good Place grants program, co-designed by the Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal (FRRR) and CCI Giving.

2 Jul 2019 ANZ Seeds of Renewal grants available to help build vibrant, sustainable rural communities

Grants of up to $15,000 are now available to not-for-profit organisations across rural Australia through the ANZ Seeds of Renewal program, which funds initiatives to help build vibrant, sustainable rural communities, ensuring the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia.

1 Jul 2019 Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities grants program to build on its rich history

Australian cotton growers can now nominate their local not-for-profit and community organisations for $150,000 in grants for projects that will enhance their communities.

20 Jun 2019 The value of community-focused granting

FRRR Board Member, Annabel Dulhunty went on the road in drought-affected NSW a few months ago and saw the impact of the dry conditions and the community groups rallying together to improve the wellbeing and outlook of their population.

17 Jun 2019 Small&Vital grants strengthen Australia's rural, regional and remote communities

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal (FRRR), in collaboration with a number of donor partners, is supporting 46 inspirational projects from around Australia with a share of $342,620 in the first distribution of its Strengthening Rural Communities Small&Vital grants program.

13 Jun 2019 Board leadership changes at the Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal

There are two founding members who have announced their retirement from the FRRR board today. The Rt Hon Ian Sinclair AC will step down from his role as Chairman, having been at the helm since the organisation's inception in 2000. Bill Kelty AC, who served most recently as Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee, is also retiring, effective immediately.

4 Jun 2019 Grants awarded to get rural people In a Good Place

Seven projects that support and encourage good mental health practices in rural, regional and remote communities have received grants from the Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal via the In a Good Place program.

13 May 2019 FRRR urges Australians to help change the equation for country communities this EOFY

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) is asking everyday philanthropists to help change the equation for country communities when they are making tax-deductible donations before June 30.

6 May 2019 FRRR offers free grant-seeker workshops for Buloke Shire community organisations

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal (FRRR) will be holding free grant-seeker workshops later this month, so that community groups in Buloke Shire are more confident in applying for FRRR's Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grant program.

3 May 2019 FRRR awards another $1.5M in grants to drought-ravaged communities, more available

Sixty-one drought-affected communities in rural, regional and remote Australia will be given a boost, with the latest distributions from the Tackling Tough Times Together grant program valued at over $1.5 million.The majority of grants support projects that help to build local community resilience while residents endure the drought, by investing in infrastructure and equipment.

18 Apr 2019 Investing in Rural Community Futures offers grant funding and more in NSW

FRRR and the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation are looking for community groups to partner with in one of five shortlisted New South Wales communities, through the Investing in Rural Community Futures program. To help identify not-for-profit community groups, Alli Mudford, Investing in Rural Community Futures program manager, will be roadtriping to these five communities.

16 Apr 2019 Youth Innovation Grants open to tackle real issues facing young Australians

Since 2013, the FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants have supported local community groups, including local young people, to tackle real, and at times confronting, issues that are impacting their local area. To date, more than 90 youth-developed projects have been implemented across Australia.

1 Apr 2019 Fire and drought recovery teach lessons in resilience

National Drought Program Manager, Emma Thomas, travelled to south-east Tasmania as part of the Australian Rural Leadership Program which unfortunately experienced devastating bushfires in 2013, as a firestorm tore through Dunalley and the South East, Lake Repulse in the Derwent Valley, and an area south of Bicheno.

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