The Connectedness stream sees the TFFF continue to work with the Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal (FRRR) to provide impactful grants to individual projects, organisations and communities in remote and regional areas of Queensland and the Northern Territory. $431,000 was distributed via FRRR with a further $40,000 provided directly to nine organisations.
The figures in the infographics below refer only to funding approved in the 2021/22 financial year.
grants through the FRRRR
Strengthening Rural Communities $431,000 ($1,530,000 over 4 years)
Funding for Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) grants program in Queensland and the Northern Territory, across Small & Vital (up to $10,000) and Larger Leverage (up to $25,000) streams, as well as travel, professional development workshops and digital documentation expenses.
Encourage people to come together and celebrate culture and pass on knowledge of Dreamtime stories of Numbulwar Country with traditional performances at Numburindi Festival.
Strengthen social connection and encourage culturally vibrant communities through a “Bluey Live!” kids’ concert for the remote community of Barcaldine and surrounds.
Foster and strengthen local engagement with the arts by refurbishing and extending a gallery.
Provide young people in a remote area with access to a supervised driver training and education program, to increase road safety awareness and reduce road accidents.
Increase awareness of environmental issues through recent history with an exhibition of photographs of local historical significance to the Mission Beach area.
Expand the use of El Arish RSL Memorial Hall by installing three user-pays air conditioning units.
Build successful social enterprises in remote Northern Australia through five online workshops and an entrepreneurs’ network.
Increase useability and functionality of the Gayndah and District Tennis Club by contributing to upgrading outdoor seating and purchase of new appliances.
Enable the delivery of a COVID safe festival and celebrate Indigenous culture, songs and music at the Gurindji Festival.
Enhance cultural identity, resilience and wellbeing of Indigenous children and their families in Roma by providing a two-week cultural immersion program for 7-12 year-olds.
Strengthen community resilience and social inclusion through supporting a mental health awareness program.
Maintain grounds of Youth Leadership Camp with purchases of a spray unit to control invasive gamba grass and a high-pressure washer for removal of mould.
Encourage children’s development and increase community connection through installation of a fence around a new adventure playground.
Promote and celebrate Indigenous culture with traditional dance, bush tucker and weaving demonstrations.
Help students and broader community to learn and retain traditional languages with the purchase of a printer for the Ngukurr Language Centre.
Encourage the LGBTQIA+ and broader community of Gladstone and surrounding regional and rural areas to connect and celebrate at the inaugural Rainbow on the Reef PRIDE 2022 Festival, with support provided for hire equipment for the event.
Strengthen community and support healing with the creation of three murals celebrating and connecting community to culture.
Improve the management, rostering and training of volunteers by installing a database program and employing a volunteer coordinator.
Boost the local economy and increase social connection by providing fireworks and entertainment for the Maranoa New Year Spectacular.
Provide opportunities for remote communities to come together and celebrate story telling though holding the inaugural Storyfest Out West writers’ festival.
Increase amenity and participation in community events by providing a grandstand for the Texas Showgrounds.
Expand the services of a garden maintenance program to better protect the community against bushfires with purchase of whipper snippers and mower.
Reduce health and safety risks via a community clean up day to remove rubbish in remote communities.