The FRRR joins Lightbulb Moments
We are excited to announce that the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) has come on board as a partner with the RAI and PRIME7/GWN7 to support the Lightbulb Moments campaign. This initiative aims to support locals with a project or an idea that has the potential to make a big difference to their community or economy.
FRRR will offer their expertise in rural and regional community project management and work informally with the winning projects to help them fundraise to reach their goals.
Established in 2000 by the Australian Government and the Sidney Myer Fund, FRRR’s mission is to stimulate rural and regional renewal in Australia, by working in partnership with philanthropy, government and business to channel philanthropy to not-for-profit groups for any charitable purpose. RAI shares their passion for vibrant, sustainable and adaptive rural, regional and remote communities.
FRRR works in three ways: grant making; building skills and capability within rural, regional and remote communities; and enabling communities to fundraise tax effectively. To date, they’ve helped more than 8,000 communities, distributing more than $66 million in grants and providing advice and capacity building support.
The FRRR team has been working with small communities for over 16 years and they know, that local solutions to local issues have the greatest impact. FRRR’s CEO, Natalie Egleton, says grassroots ideas stem from local insights and FRRR is thrilled to be partnering with RAI and PRIME7/GWN7 on the Lightbulb Moments project to help these ideas become sustainable solutions.
To find out more about Lightbulb Moments, or to submit your idea, click here. Entries close 10 March 2017.