Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal
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Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) is a special initiative of the Sidney Myer Centenary Celebration in partnership with the Federal Minister for Transport and Regional Services and corporate Australia.
FRRR is based on Australian, US and UK models which encourage partnerships between rural and regional communities, philanthropy, government and business to fund and implement rural development projects aimed at reinvigorating rural areas, especially where initiatives can lead to new sources of economic wellbeing. FRRR takes a leadership role in assisting regional, rural and remote communities to respond to social, cultural and economic change. It does this through collaboration with communities around Australia, strengthening the communities' capacity to drive the changes required. FRRR is a model of partnership between government, business, philanthropy and community; exploration of the feasibility of creating community foundations and other mechanisms as rural development tools is a primary goal. FRRR has been the driving force behind the expansion of community foundations in Australia since 2000.
FRRR supports regional, rural and remote communities to develop and diversify their activities through a rural capacity building program, through an information and training program and through the provision of grants for rural development projects with the aim of improving the social, cultural, environmental and economic wellbeing of rural Australia.
FRRR commenced operation in early 2000 and is based in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.