Transcript of "Foundation for Regional & Rural Renewal - Access to Funding"
Education Arts & Ageing
Access to Funding M&G NSW
Who is FRRR?
Our mission: To champion the economic and social strength of
Australia’s regional, rural and remote communities through
partnerships with the private sector, philanthropy and
In 2012/13 we distributed $5.4m to 652 community groups
1,900 organisation made applications, due to limited funds only
able to award 34%.
We Partner with the private sector, philanthropy and
governments to enable grants to
organisations for charitable purposes -
projects that demonstrate a wide public
benefit, with a particular focus on
small rural communities fewer than
What do we do?
We help to bring philanthropy to the bush
1. Provide grants to not-for-profit community
organisations and act as a clearing house / referral
2. Lend our DGR status to community organisations
and hold funds on their behalf – Donation Accounts
3. Help to build local capacity to find local solutions
to local problems.
Funding tailored to community demands
Culture, Arts, Tourism and Community Heritage
– designed to help not-for-profit community groups in rural and
remote areas achieve their creative visions and maintain vibrant
communities for the benefit of both residents and visitors.
– Supports the rich and diverse history and culture of rural and
regional Australia, and to support and sustain cultural, arts,
heritage and tourism activities.
Small Grants for Rural Communities
– Contributes to social & community welfare, economic,
environmental, health, education or cultural development
– Collaborative grants program designed to make better, targeted use
of funds;improving access for communities; provide a simple
Funding tailored to community demands
– Caring for Ageing in Rural Australia (CARA)
– Donor-Specific – such as ANZ Seeds of Renewal and McEwen
Foundation Grants for the Goulburn Valley, Gardiner Foundation for
Victorian Dairy Communities
– Back to School Program
– Rural Education Australia Program - REAPing Rewards Program
Natural Disaster Recovery:
– Disaster Recovery Framework, including Repair-Renew-Restore
grants; STEPS and GR&W
Three key steps to good grant writing
1. THINK - carefully. Why are you applying?
2. PLAN – the project. Six key questions:
Don’t forget to demonstrate strong community support and provide
all the documents requested including quotes if applicable!
Blyth Community unveils a new fence
Blyth, South Australia, successful in Small Grants for
Enabled the design and installation of a heritage
themed, laser cut metal panel fence surrounding the
True community effort, with
residents providing input into
the design & erecting the panels
over several working bees.
TRAK shines the lights on local art
The Tasmanian Regional Arts Kentish branch (TRAK),
received a CATCH grant
Installation state of the art lighting system to enhance
community exhibition space capabilities.
LED track floodlights suspended from the heritage
building’s ceilings, to light
TRAK also secured CATCH
funding for a new banner to
help promote the Working Art
Musical aspirations become reality
The Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association –
better known as CAAMA Music in Alice Springs, NT is a
perfect example of how CATCH can create
CATCH funding enabled a forum that brought
together musically minded members of 11 remote
CAAMA were able to refine current program to match
the aspirations of participants.
The grant provided a stepping
stone to secure further funding.
Thank you for your time
Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal
114 Williamson Street, Bendigo Vic
03 5340 2399
Program Manager Education Arts & Ageing
03 5430 2399
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