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
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.

10 Oct 2019 Free grantseeker workshops in NSW central-west, Riverina and west to tackle tough times

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal (FRRR) will be holding a series of free grantseeker workshops in late October, so that community groups in drought-affected regions of NSW are best informed to apply for FRRR's Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grant program.

16 Sep 2019 Fifty Small&Vital projects receive Strengthening Rural Communities grants

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), in collaboration with a number of donor partners, is supporting 50 community projects from around Australia with a share of $328,121 through the Strengthening Rural Communities–Small&Vital grants program.

12 Sep 2019 New board members and Patron in Chief further strengthen FRRR

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal (FRRR) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Board members, Hon Simon Crean and Hon John Sharp AM. These appointments follow the recent retirements of founding Directors Rt Hon Ian Sinclair AC and Bill Kelty AC.Additionally, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), has accepted the Board's request to act as FRRR's Patron in Chief.

11 Sep 2019 Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund launched

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal (FRRR) has launched a new, dedicated Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund that will provide flexible, fit-for-purpose funding to support preparedness and recovery.The Fund will be invested in perpetuity alongside FRRR's corpus, with annual returns available to support locally-led preparedness initiatives and disaster recovery in rural, regional and remote communities.

10 Sep 2019 Grants help drought-affected communities to tackle tough times together

Four projects that will benefit communities in drought-affected New South Wales and Queensland will share $112,187 in grant funding, as part of the Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal's (FRRR) Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program.

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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