2019 archived 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
19 Feb 2019 Small&Vital grants available to strengthen rural communities

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) is now offering more funding more regularly so that communities across Australia can undertake the projects most important to them.

8 Feb 2019 Drought-affected rural communities share $1.2M in grants - more available

More than $1.2M in grants will soon be making life a little bit easier for 43 drought-affected communities across Australia, following the latest distributions of the expanded national Tackling Tough Times Together program.

7 Feb 2019 More funds available to get rural people In A Good Place

FRRR and CCI Giving are now inviting applications to Round 2 of the In a Good Place grants program to support projects that improve mental health in rural, regional and remote communities Australia-wide. Grants of up to $20,000 from an annual pool of $200,000. $100,000 is available for Round 2.

6 Feb 2019 Remembering the 2009 Victorian Bushfires

A decade on from this profound tragedy, our thoughts are with the communities, emergency management personnel, and all of those who suffered as a result of Black Saturday and the days that followed.

29 Jan 2019 $500,000 in Small Grants give rural community groups a New Year boost

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) has announced 129 recipients will share in $506,059 in grants of up to $5,000 in Round 34 of their flagship Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) program.

22 Jan 2019 Grants on offer for Victorian dairy communities

The Gardiner Dairy Foundation is offering grants of up to $5,000 to not-for-profit groups to strengthen small Victorian dairy communities in Gippsland, Northern Victoria and South West Victoria.The Gardiner Dairy Foundation's -Working in Dairy Communities- Small Grants program, which is delivered through the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), will provide a total of $120,000 in grant funding in 2019, an increase of $20,000 on the previous year.

8 Jan 2019 Grants continue to support regrowth in the wake of Black Saturday fires

Thirty-six community projects that will assist the continued recovery of communities impacted by the Black Saturday Bushfires will receive funding totalling $555,963. The groups are the latest recipients of the Grants for Resilience and Wellness (GR&W) and Community Group Futures (CGF) programs.

7 Jan 2019 More communities tackling tough times together

FRRR today announced the first grants awarded since the expansion of the Tackling Tough Times Together program, which supports drought-affected communities nationally. Twelve communities now have the resources they need to implement projects they have identified as important.

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