FRRR offers a new gateway to help rural communities

Small grants up to $5000 have been made available to enable local non-profit groups to strengthen their communities through the Small Grants for Rural Communities program thanks to the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).


Jeanice Henderson, FRRR’s National Programs Manager, encourages groups to apply for whatever they need to build strong, vibrant, and sustainable communities.

“This collaboratively funded program, which is now in its 16th year, was purposefully set up to have a wide remit, as we know that every community has different issues and unique ways to address those challenges,” Mrs Henderson said.

For the first time, applications to the program will be made via FRRR’s Grants Gateway. This web-based platform will enable applicants to easily describe their projects, the issues they are working on and the outcomes they are aiming to achieve. This will not only help people living in rural Australia but also build a database so past work can be easily viewed.

Applications close on 27 September 2017.

You can learn more, view the guidelines and apply through Grants Gateway here.