Programs

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal: Small Grants for Small Communities

One of the grants made with Ross Trust funding: an all-weather track at Police Paddocks near Meredith, Victoria

The R E Ross Trust has been supporting the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Small Grants for Small Rural Communities Program since 2002, contributing $1,045,000 to the program to date.

Small Grants for Small Rural Communities is a collaborative program supported by various partners and is the longest running and broadest program offered by FRRR. The program gives life to the place-based approach, with particular emphasis in Gippsland. FRRR distributes grants to small rural communities in Victoria, on behalf of the Ross Trust and many other partners. Grant rounds open twice a year and offer grants up to $5,000 for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities with populations of 10,000 or less.

These grants aim to contribute to the development of these communities in social and community welfare, economic, environmental, health, education or cultural areas.

VIsit the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal website.