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 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.

2 Sep 2019 FRRR and VFFF investing further in rural communities

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal (FRRR) and Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF) are inviting five New South Wales communities to take the next step in the Investing in Rural Community Futures (IRCF) program, which focuses on strengthening local not-for-profits, and in turn, rural communities.

21 Aug 2019 Grants for youth-driven initiatives deliver change in rural, regional and remote Australia

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) today announced that 17 communities will share $135,516 in grants to pilot one of seven innovative ideas, thanks to the FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants 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.

15 Aug 2019 Investing in Rural Community Futures helps NSW communities on the way to a more vibrant future

Community groups in five New South Wales locations will share in $300,000 in Start-Up Grants through the Investing in Rural Community Futures (IRCF) program. The program is a partnership between the Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal (FRRR) and the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF) focused on helping local community groups increase their capacity.

13 Aug 2019 Grants available to support ageing rural, regional and remote Victorians

Grants up to $40,000 are available now for Victorian community-based, not-for-profit groups in providing programs and activities that support older people in rural and remote communities through the Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal's Caring for Ageing Rural Australians (CARA) program, which is generously supported by The Ian Rollo Currie Estate Foundation.

23 Jul 2019 FRRR wins Best Small Grant at The Australian Philanthropy Awards

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal was last night recognised by The Australian Philanthropy Awards, winning Best Small Grant Award for the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council's Barcoo Way project.

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 $1.4M in grant funding boosts drought-affected communities–more available

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal (FRRR) is distributing over $1.4 million to 48 community groups in drought-affected regions across Australia, through its Tackling Tough Times Together grant program.

12 Jul 2019 FRRR supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart

We're proud to be joining our peers and partners as a signatory to a letter to Australia's First Nations peoples from the philanthropic sector supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

11 Jul 2019 Over $120,000 in grant funding awarded to Victorian Dairy Communities

Twenty-six projects in Victoria's three dairy regions will share in $120,326 in grant funding from the Gardiner Dairy Foundation's Working in Dairy Communities Small Grants program, run in partnership with the Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal.

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 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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