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. 

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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.

20 Dec 2018 FRRR strengthens foundations for lasting impact

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) has released its 2017/18 Annual Review, chronicling the organisation's financial performance and delivery to communities in need through grant-making.

20 Dec 2018 FRRR adopts a new grants structure

FRRR has announced that it is moving to a new grant from January 2019. Programs will be grouped into three streams, and most small grants programs will be rolled into one program, which is always open for applications. FRRR will continue to support all of the issues it always has.

5 Dec 2018 More than $250,000 in grants to seed 27 rural community initiatives

FRRR has announced 27 community groups will share in $250,000 in community grants, plus a further $12,990 in IT equipment, through the ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program.

22 Nov 2018 Grassroots mental health initiatives receive a $200,000 boost

FRRR has awarded 14 grants to community groups across rural, regional and remote Australia to help fund initiatives that will improve mental health support in those communities. In total, thanks to support from CCI Giving, the groups will share $200,000. The projects funded include general information sessions, specific advice services and targeted support services.

21 Nov 2018 Education the big winner in cotton community grants

As part of the National Agriculture Day celebrations, Bayer today celebrated the hardworking Australian cotton growers who have secured $750,000 for their local communities over the past five years through the Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities (ACFGC) grants program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer.

26 Oct 2018 Sally Foundation supports eight youth-focused projects in Orange, NSW

Eight community groups in Orange, NSW, will receive grants of up to $3,000 in the latest round of the Sally Foundation annual grant program. The program provides supports to young people up to age 25 living in regional Australia, to develop greater social capacity, resilience and leadership skills in youth by building strong connections across their local community.

22 Oct 2018 Grants help local rural Victorians age in place

The grant recipients for the thirteenth round of the Caring for Ageing Rural Australians (CARA) grant program have been announced. Eleven groups across Victoria will share in $225,000 of grants to improve aged care facilities and support in their communities.

27 Sep 2018 Four health service projects receive big boost

Four organisations share in over $475,000 in Enhancing Country Health Outcomes (ECHO) grants. The program supports organisations to implement vital health services in rural and regional communities in NSW and Victoria.

22 Aug 2018 Grants to address the tough topics facing rural and regional youth

FRRR today announced 20 groups will receive grants to implement ideas developed at the 20th Heywire Regional Youth Summit. The communities benefiting from the grants are spread right across Australia, from Alice Springs NT, to Riverside TAS, Theodore QLD, Victor Harbour SA, Orange NSW, Albany WA and Foster VIC.

13 Aug 2018 New donors mean more funds for rural communities

Round 34 of the Small Grants for Rural Communities program is now open. Thanks to several new and continuing donors, FRRR is offering more than $525,000 for grants to rural, regional and remote communities to address local community priorities.

27 Jun 2018 Free video tips for successful community projects

In partnership with Australia Post, FRRR has developed a series of free videos, detailing how community groups can get local projects up and running successfully.

28 Mar 2018 Launch of FRRR's Evaluation Impact Report

Over the last 18 months, thanks to support from the Sidney Myer Fund, we have completed an in-depth review of 25,000 applications received over our 17 years of grant-making. The result is the FRRR Impact Report.

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