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
14 Jan 2020 Donors support medium to long-term disaster recovery

FRRR says that once again, the generosity of the general public, businesses and philanthropists will ensure that fire-affected communities will be able to access the support they need when they need it, especially in the medium to long-term.

7 Jan 2020 FRRR's bushfire response

FRRR CEO, Natalie Egleton encourages you to consider how your donations and support can have an impact beyond the headlines and can give communities control and determination over their recovery.

7 Jan 2020 What's next for fire-affected communities and how you can help

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal is reminding the public that recovery takes time, and help will be needed for many years to come. Therefore, the Foundation's CEO encourages donors to consider splitting their contribution, directing some toward more immediate support, and contributing to FRRR's Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund, which will have a longer-term impact.

6 Jan 2020 CARA grants support ageing and elderly rural Victorians

Older Victorians will be able to enjoy improved facilities and support in their communities, after sharing in $225,000 in grants in the 14th round of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal's Caring for Rural Ageing Australians (CARA) grants program.The grants are funded with the generous support of the Ian Rollo Currie Estate Foundation and will help deliver projects with a total value of $436,000.

16 Dec 2019 Strengthening Rural Communities program delivers more than $640,000 in grants

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal (FRRR) is providing $643,401 in grants to communities across Australia through the third round of its Strengthening Rural Communities program.

13 Dec 2019 Kinglake Ranges to receive boost from Grants for Resilience&Wellness

More than $1.5M earmarked to support ongoing recovery across the Kinglake Ranges following the 2009 bushfires has begun to roll-out through the Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal's Grants for Resilience&Wellness (GR&W) - Kinglake Ranges program

11 Dec 2019 FRRR awards $11.6M in grants to nearly 700 projects in rural, regional&remote areas

According to its annual review released this week, last financial year the Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal (FRRR) awarded a record $11.6 million in grants across 677 projects. The funds were distributed across the length and breadth of Australia, supporting 295 unique postcodes, although benefitting many more areas.

11 Dec 2019 Investing in Rural Community Futures gives NFPs the chance to help their community thrive

Community organisations in three New South Wales communities will receive long-term support through the Investing in Rural Community Futures (IRCF) program, which focuses on strengthening local not-for-profits, and in turn, rural communities.

3 Dec 2019 ANZ Seeds of Renewal grants give boost to rural, regional and remote Australia

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal (FRRR) has today announced the 21 community groups that will share in $250,000 in grants through the ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program.

21 Nov 2019 Cotton communities receive pre-Christmas boost

Schools, show societies, and a family support service are among the 30 not-for-profit organisations in New South Wales and Queensland cotton-growing communities to receive a $5,000 boost from the Bayer Fund this year as part of the Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities program.

19 Nov 2019 Wilson Asset Management lends its support to drought and fire-affected communities

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) welcomes the plans of Wilson Asset Management to raise up to $1 million for communities affected by drought and fire, announced today at its Sydney Shareholder Presentation.

14 Nov 2019 What now for fire-affected communities and how you can help

As the impacts of the bushfires burning across Australia become more apparent, the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal is urging those wanting to support the affected communities to remember that recovery takes time, and support will be needed for many years to come.

12 Nov 2019 In a Good Place grants empower mental health initiatives

Eight 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.

22 Oct 2019 Grants help communities rally against drought pressures

Thirty-seven drought-affected communities across Australia are sharing in $1,221,170 in grant funding as part of the Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal's (FRRR) Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program.

14 Oct 2019 Wee Waa set to be Disaster Resilient: Future Ready thanks to $40,000 grant

The Wee Waa Rotary Club will build a Community Arts Hub and fund a Cultural Trail as part of the Disaster Resilient: Future Ready (DR:FR) Get Ready NSW Pilot, thanks to a grant of $40,000 from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). Wee Waa is one of three communities in the state, along with North Richmond and Ocean Shores, that is participating in the program to better prepare them for disasters.

20 Aug 2019 Free grant-seeker workshops help NSW towns tackle tough times

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal (FRRR) will be holding free grant-seeker workshops next month, so that community groups in drought-affected NSW regions are more confident in applying for FRRR's Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grant program. FRRR's disaster resilience team will be holding the free grant-seeker workshops in Bourke, Gilgandra, Moree, Walgett and Wellington.

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