An Australian Government Initiative

Regional Development Australia

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) Rural Heywire funding

26 April 2016

For the information of RDA Committees and their stakeholders

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and Heywire are again collaborating to help communities to put into action the great ideas generated at the 2016 Heywire Regional Youth Summit.

FRRR is providing up to $100,000 nationally to assist rural, regional and remote Australian communities organisations 'adopt' and pilot one of the Heywire project ideas. Not-for-profit community organisations can apply for grants of up to $10,000 in order to make a Heywire idea a reality.

The 2016 Grants program are now open and close on 1 June 2015.

Funding will be considered for community projects to implement or pilot one of the eight 2016 Heywire Regional Youth Summit Ideas:

  1. Cooking for Cohesion—Racism
  2. Rage—Gender Equality
  3. regionALL—LGBTIQ+
  4. Operation Defrost—ICE abuse
  5. No Limits Network—unemployment among young people with a disability
  6. Dot 2 Dot—connecting new volunteers with organisations that need them
  7. Magnify Mentoring—disengaged youth in education
  8. Back to Bush—encouraging tourism in a lesser-known Australian town

For more information, please see the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (RRR) website.