Rebuilding Local Communities 

Agency: Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal 

Closing: 26 February 2024 

Eligibility: rural and regional communities 

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) Rebuilding Regional Communities (RRC) stream gives small remote, rural and regional communities across Australia the opportunity to access funds for a broad range of initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities. 

Recognising the impacts of COVID-19 on communities, the Australian Government has partnered with FRRR to distribute $5 million from 2022 to 2024 to support community-led initiatives. The objectives of the program are to:    

  • Enhance the process of recovery of remote, rural and regional communities from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Reduce social isolation and foster stronger, more resilient remote, rural and regional communities and/or   
  • Sustain local remote, rural and regional organisations and their work.   

NOTE: There are three streams of funding available within the Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) Program: Small and Vital, Prepare and Recover, and Rebuilding Regional Communities. Organisations may submit their application in one of these streams per SRC grant round, and any other applications in this round will be considered ineligible. This is the final round for the Rebuilding Regional Communities Program. 

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