Reports and Evaluations

CPPW Insights Report
CPPW Insights Report
Funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) and supported by the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, the purpose of the Community & Philanthropy Partnerships program was to showcase examples of successful partnerships, celebrate what has been achieved and shine a light on what can be accomplished when community and philanth[more]
Published
30-08-2018
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Art Resides Here
Art Resides Here
'The arts' come in many guises and play diverse roles in rural, regional and remote communities. To explore the breadth of those roles, FRRR received support from the H&L Hecht Trust to undertake a project known as Art Resides Here. FRRR identified five communities, each of which has engaged with the arts in a different way and for differen[more]
Senate Economics Reference Committee Inquiry into Regional Inequality
Senate Economics Reference Committee Inquiry into Regional Inequality
FRRR made a submission to the Senate Economics Reference Committee Inquiry into the indicators, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia, highlighting that the challenges of inequality in rural, regional and remote communities continue to be complex and multi-faceted. However, by making grants to community identified and led initiatives, FRR[more]
Published
17-05-2018
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FRRR Impact Report: 2000-2016
FRRR Impact Report: 2000-2016

This Impact Report is an in-depth review of some 26,000 applications FRRR has received since 2000, to help inform our future strategy and focus areas. It provides insights into who and what we funded, the parties who contributed and the outcomes for rural communities.

Published
28-03-2018
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DR:FR Literature Review - Authored by Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University
DR:FR Literature Review - Authored by Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University

This review was undertaken on behalf of Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal as part of the Disaster Resilient: Future Ready national program. It brings together contemporary research in the field of community disaster resilience, with relevance to rural and regional communities in Australia.

Published
21-12-2017
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Submission to the Independent Review into Regional Education
Submission to the Independent Review into Regional Education

In August 2017, FRRR had the opportunity to contribute to an independent review of rural, regional and remote education, with recommendations to be put forward to Government. This report is a summary of our submission to the Review. The final report is now available here: https://docs.education.gov.au/node/50281.

Published
04-12-2017
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Submission in response to the Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Report Opportunities discussion paper
Submission in response to the Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Report Opportunities discussion paper

In August 2017, FRRR had the opportunity to submit a response to the Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Reform Opportunities discussion paper in an effort to create a simpler and more accessible system to enable the charitable and philanthropic sectors to grow and continue to support a more prosperous and equitable nation.

Published
03-08-2017
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Disaster Resilient: Future Ready July 2017
Disaster Resilient: Future Ready July 2017

FRRR and our partners are working on a project to help communities better prepare for disasters, and be more resilient should they eventuate.

Published
14-07-2017
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The lasting impacts: Pratt Foundation FRRR water projects
The lasting impacts: Pratt Foundation FRRR water projects

FRRR began partnering with the Pratt Foundation in 2002 to realise the vision, held by the late Richard Pratt, for more efficient water use and healthier ecosystems in Australia.

There were thirty community projects funded through this partnership and this report revisits five of them which reflect the diverse size and scale of funding, and to explore the legacy of targeting grants at community-led water projects.

Published
31-05-2016
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Leadership Programs for and in Rural, Regional and Remote Australia
Leadership Programs for and in Rural, Regional and Remote Australia

This report explores the leadership programs in, and for, rural, regional and remote community leaders. It highlights available programs, as well as gaps and opportunities.

Published
04-11-2015

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Lessons in Disaster Recovery: Learning from FRRR's response to the 2009 Victorian Bushfires
Lessons in Disaster Recovery: Learning from FRRR's response to the 2009 Victorian Bushfires

This is a summary of an independent review of our collective response to the 2009 Victorian bushfires commissioned in late 2011.

The review of the outputs and outcomes of the twenty-one member philanthropic partnership was conducted by Helen Morris, thanks to a grant from Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority. It found that the collaborative philanthropic response to 2009 Victorian Bushfires has had a true impact on community recovery.

Published
09-01-2013
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Evaluation of Performance Over the First Ten Years and the Contribution FRRR Makes to Rural and Regional Australia
Evaluation of Performance Over the First Ten Years and the Contribution FRRR Makes to Rural and Regional Australia

FRRR’s first 10 years highlights significant successes …

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) distributed more than $25 million in grants over its first ten years.  During this period, FRRR has demonstrated strengths in the effectiveness, efficiency and reach of its programs as this evaluation attests.

Published
02-08-2010
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Rural Education Program, Fourth Report 2008 -2010
Rural Education Program, Fourth Report 2008 -2010
Rural Education Program (REP) was established in 2002, as a program of Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, by private donors as a short-term response to their concerns about the effect of drought on children living in rural and remote areas of Australia. The six Founding Donors have personally donated and attracted other donors to FRRR th[more]
Published
01-02-2010
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Rural Education Program, Third Report 2008
Rural Education Program, Third Report 2008

When Rural Education Program (REP) began in 2003 it was meant to run for two years, to assist children during the drought. Such a short time ago, we believed that droughts came and went, and that REP would only be needed during the (then) current drought. We now know that drought is likely to be the normal condition of many parts of Australia and there will be continuing effects on the education of rural children.

Published
07-07-2008
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Rural Education Program, Second Report 2004 -2006
Rural Education Program, Second Report 2004 -2006
Therese Sevil has two kids, but from Monday to Friday her family expands to seven, when five other children from properties around Bollon, seven hours west of Brisbane, come and stay with her at the Bollon District Children’s Residence. They live too far from town (population about 300) to travel daily to primary school so they stay in tow[more]
Published
10-07-2006
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Rural Education Program, First Report 2003 -2004
Rural Education Program, First Report 2003 -2004

The Rural Education Program (REP) seeks to ensure that quality education remains accessible to children in rural and remote communities regardless of weather and financial adversity. Through collaboration with local agencies and sponsored partnerships with individuals and corporations, the REF will be able to extend the educational resources and individualised learning support that rural students need and deserve.

Published
12-07-2004
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