About FRRR

Our mission is to champion the economic and social strength of Australia’s rural, regional and remote communities through partnerships with the private sector, philanthropy and governments.



The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) was established in 2000. We are a not-for-profit organisation that harnesses the power of collective investment between government, business and philanthropy to improve the lives of those living in rural, regional and remote Australia. Our vision is to create vibrant and adaptive rural, regional and remote communities.

Since 2000, we have distributed more than $51 million to communities in need, and provided other support and advice. Learn more about the way we work.

Our tax status makes us unique: as an Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) entity, FRRR is able to receive funds from Item 2 DGR entities as it is covered by Subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and we are specifically listed as a recipient for deductible gifts under section 30-105. FRRR can also receive donations from non-charitable organisations and provide tax deductible receipts; these funds are received into the FRRR Public Fund.

Unlike many other such organisations, we can fund any type of program, other than sport. We can support any kind of organisation, so long as their project is charitable and promotes rural and regional renewal, regeneration and development.

Click on the pins on the 'town map' below to see just how wide-ranging FRRR's support can be across rural, regional and remote communities.