Although we are headquartered in Bendigo, Victoria, FRRR operates nationally, serving all states and territories.
This year, we supported 756 community projects nationally. Our focus remains on the smaller rural, regional and remote communities, with the vast majority of the grants we provide going to communities with fewer than 5,000 people. For those communities with a small population - some of those we assisted this year have only six residents, according to the Census - it is virtually impossible to fundraise locally, so grants channelled via FRRR are important to their sustainability.
Over the last 12 months, we have increased the number of grants distributed outside Victoria, with nearly 50% more going to Western Australia and 30% more to South Australia than in previous years. There were also increased grants going to Queensland and New South Wales. This is due, at least in part, to more support from donors in those states.
We continue to actively build partnerships with donors in all states, to ensure more philanthropic funds reach community groups nation-wide.
The map below shows the spread of the stories featured in this report and we encourage you to click on each pin to learn more about the project. From there, you can click on the story in this report to read the details.
To learn more about the other grants we funded, you can visit the FRRR website and search our map of projects funded.