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 Apr 2020 Visy Tumut Region Recovery Fund grants awarded

Working in partnership with the Pratt Foundation, we have granted 19 community projects in the NSW-region of Tumut $649,150 in funding to support the region's recovery from the recent bushfires. Projects will help address a diverse range of needs, including improving social connectedness, enhancing community spirit and providing mental health support through workshops, activities and infrastructure.

31 Mar 2020 Grants available to tackle mental health in the Riverina

FRRR has highlighted that support is available through the Tackling Tough Times Together program to support mental health initiatives in the Riverina area.

30 Mar 2020 FRRR team now all working remotely

FRRR's staff are now all working remotely, and offices have been closed. However, the organisation is still operating as normal.

19 Mar 2020 Small grants contribute to vibrant communities

Fifty-two community projects from around Australia will share in $394,127 in grants through the Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal's Strengthening Rural Communities program. Several successful projects will benefit communities impacted by the recent bushfires, with the projects' importance further elevated as locals begin the road to recovery.

18 Mar 2020 FRRR response to COVID-19

FRRR outlines how it is responding to COVID-19.

6 Mar 2020 Back to School vouchers available to help families in fire-affected communities

The breadth and impact of the bushfires experienced across Australia over spring and summer mean that many children living in rural, regional and remote communities will not have what they need to start second term.Since 2005, the Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal's (FRRR) Back to School program has helped more than 165,000 disadvantaged students by giving them a $50 gift voucher that can be redeemed for school necessities, such as uniforms, shoes, school bags and stationery.Thanks to the generosity of our donor partners, in the wake of the bushfire crisis, many more students will get the helping hand they need.

28 Feb 2020 Refining the SRC program

FRRR has announced that the Strengthening Rural Communities program will be reviewed to ensure it is meeting community and donor needs. This means that the opening of Round 6 will be delayed until July.

26 Feb 2020 Over $1.6 million in grants for drought-affected communities to tackle tough times

Sixty-two drought-affected projects across Australia are sharing in $1,622,809 in grant funding as part of the Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal's (FRRR) Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program.

17 Feb 2020 FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA Concert broadcast raises $2.35M for community recovery

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal (FRRR) is lauding the generosity of the thousands of people who made donations during the broadcast of the FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA Concert for National Bushfire Relief on Sunday.

16 Feb 2020 Thank you for bushfire fundraising

A thank you message from our CEO, Natalie Egleton, for the generosity shown to fire-affected communities.

11 Feb 2020 FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA Concert broadcast supports FRRR

Fire-affected communities will get a boost this weekend, with donations made during the broadcast of the FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA Concert for National Bushfire Relief, going towards the Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal.

7 Feb 2020 Community recovery grants on offer in Tumut region

The Pratt Foundation has partnered with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) to offer grants to support the Tumut region to recover from the effects of last month's fires.

7 Feb 2020 Workshop, grant funding opportunities available to Northern Territory community groups

The Foundation for Rural&Regional Renewal (FRRR) will be holding a free grantseeker workshop in Darwin later this month so that Northern Territory community groups can learn about the organisation's grant programs and how to apply. 

2 Feb 2020 FRRR named as charity partner for Fire Fight Australia Concert for National Bushfire Relief

"We are thrilled to be the charity partner for the televised broadcast of the Fire Fight Australia Concert for National Bushfire Relief. FRRR is grateful for everyone's continued generosity and sense of community," says FRRR CEO, Natalie Egleton."Experience matters and from our work over the last fourteen years supporting local communities in rural, regional and remote areas in their recovery from disasters, we know that the recovery will be a marathon; not a sprint. FRRR will be there to support communities on the long road ahead, providing funding for locally-identified needs throughout their recovery." If you missed out on tickets to this wonderful event, be watching the Seven Network or Foxtel on Sunday, 16 February. Throughout the broadcast, viewers will be encouraged to donate via to support those  whose lives have been impacted by the worst bushfire season in living memory.Donations will go to the FRRR's Fire Fight Fund.

31 Jan 2020 Tim Fairfax AC on deck as FRRR Chairman

Tim Fairfax AC has commenced the role of Chairman with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal. Mr Fairfax served on the board of FRRR between 2002-17 and has been a long-term donor to the organisation both personally, and through the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.

22 Jan 2020 Grants to support Victorian dairy communities

Gardiner Dairy Foundation is once again partnering with FRRR to offer 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 with a total funding pool of $120,000

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.

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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