Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) is Australia's only national foundation offering small, discretionary funds to rural, regional and remote communities in all states and territories. FRRR was formed in 2000 in a collaboration between the Sidney Myer Fund and the Federal Government. Its sole purpose is to champion the economic and social strength of Australia's rural, regional and remote communities.

FRRR is a philanthropic foundation, with an independent board of Directors. It aims to encourage innovative collaboration between business, community and government in philanthropic endeavours that will boost the economic and social well-being of regional Australia.

FRRR is a grant maker and a grant seeker—distributing funds through a number of programs for the benefit of rural and regional Australia. The Foundation assists communities in three ways:

  1. providing grant funding across a range of areas including: aged care, arts, culture and community heritage, education, natural disaster recovery and tourism;
  2. leveraging its unique tax deductible status to help communities fundraise; and
  3. building capacity by working closely with communities, so they can better help themselves.

Since its formation, FRRR has managed the distribution of more than $66 million in grants across more than 8,000 projects in rural, regional and remote Australia and provided substantial capacity building support to community organisations across the nation.

Further details about FRRR can be obtained from their website http://www.frrr.org.au/