The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) has announced 104 recipients will share in $425,057 in grants of up to $5,000 in Round 33 of their flagship Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) program.
• The Barcoo Digital Independent Project- $5,000
• Dirranbandi Day Care Feasibility study- $5,000
• Southbrook Central Primary Tuckshop Upgrade- $4,371
• Purchase of brain trainer materials for the Carinya Aged Care Miles- $5,000
• I Pads the Wandoan and District Kindergarten- $2.373
• Wandoan Primary and Secondary P&C-Shade structure -$5,000
• Wandoan Community and Commerce- Pilates Classes -$ 2,500
Natalie Egleton, FRRR CEO, says the flexibility of the SGRC program is a big drawcard for community groups.
“This round, we received requests for lawn mowers, silo art, historical record preservation, website production, shading for playgrounds, volunteer training, a rainwater tank, a street festival and the list goes on. All things that are important to creating vibrant places where people want to live and work.”
Ms Egleton says that while these grants are small, they are often catalytic.
“FRRR knows from experience that on average, community groups will leverage these grants at least three times, to attract other financial or in-kind support. So, while the grants are small, they will really make a difference.”
The complete list of projects funded are on FRRR’s website.