Building rural resilience

If the last year taught us anything, it is the importance of resilience. It’s been a test of survival, adaptability, resilience, and endurance – especially for remote, rural and regional communities.

While COVID-19 and bushfires dominated the media’s attention in 2020, and more recently we’ve seen devastating flooding in NSW and now Victoria, drought and our changing climate is still a very real issue for vast areas of remote and rural Australia. 

AMI’s charity partner FRRR, is committed to ensuring that those communities have the support they need too. As this video shows, FRRR’s grants really do make a difference in drought-affected communities.

Recently, FRRR was selected by the Australian Government as the delivery partner for the Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program.

Through this new program, FRRR will provide grants to local communities to support training, events and projects that increase capacity and capabilities within network organisations or enhance community infrastructure, with a view to making the communities more resilient to future droughts.

But they need to raise $1.125M to trigger the full Government contribution, and allow FRRR to grant out $4.5M. If you can help, you will amplify your donation because the Government’s generous support means that for every $1 you donate, there will be over $3 of on-ground grant impact.

Every donation ($2 and above) is tax-deductible in Australia due to FRRR’s DGR-1 endorsement. They would really appreciate your support – Donate now

And if you know any NFPs in remote, rural and regional communities who might be interested in applying, please do let them know about it. Check out the grant application page, and contact FRRR with any queries.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

FRRR is AMI’s official Charity Partner in 2021 and the only national Foundation focused on ensuring the social and economic strength of remote, rural and regional Australia. By aligning government, philanthropic and community purposes and investments, FRRR connects goodwill with good purpose and gets funding into those hard to reach places, thanks to great on-the-ground community connections

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