Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) has launched the 20th Round of Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) Grant Program to help communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drough

Note: Stage 1 applications for the $150K tier must be received by 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 15 December 2020.

The Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program gives drought-affected communities across rural, regional and remote Australia the opportunity to access funds that benefit their immediate and long-term needs. Grants are available for grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly benefit local communities.


The objectives of the program are to:

  • Reduce social isolation by facilitating strong social cohesion and connection;
  • Support and engage the community in leadership development and skills training;
  • Support opportunities for social and educational participation and address disadvantage caused by the drought, for children and young people;
  • Reduce volunteer fatigue and build the capacity, capability and sustainability of local not-for-profit organisations to provide support to their communities, particularly where they are playing an increased role during the drought; and 
  • Support local economic recovery or renewal through projects that stimulate economic activity and cash-flow within communities.


Funding Information


There are three tiers of grants available: 


  • Up to $20,000;
  • Up to $60,000; 
  • Up to $150,000 – Applying for this tier is a two-stage process. Stage 1 is to submit a full application, and applicants will be notified if they progress to Stage 2.


What can be funded?


Applications must clearly demonstrate a focus on one project activity area from FRRR's Project Activity Tree:


  • Building Community Resilience
  • Developing Organisational Resilience and Capacity
  • Enhancing Environmental Sustainability
  • Fostering Cultural Vibrancy
  • Lifelong Education and Training
  • Economic Strength
  • Improving Community Health and Social Wellbeing 


Eligibility Criteria


  • Not-for-profit community-based organisations where funds support projects and activities that offer clear public benefit (i.e. are for a charitable purpose) for drought-affected communities across rural, regional and remote Australia and address a need in a community; and
  • Organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate; and
  • Organisations with and without DGR endorsement; and
  • An organisation is eligible to submit one application per grant round.
  • Projects must be in a rural, regional or remote area.
  • Applications are welcome from any eligible organisation for any eligible purpose; however, the following applications will be prioritised:
    • Projects initiated and delivered by local community groups; 
    • Organisations that do not have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Tax status


Who can’t apply?


  • Individuals, private or commercial businesses are ineligible;
  • Projects that support core business and / or areas of responsibility of Federal, State and Local Governments are ineligible.

Post Date - 27-Oct-2020

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