The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) has announced the successful recipients of its latest small grants program, delivering $12,000 to support Blue Mountains community projects.

Through its CSR program, Scenic World Shared, Scenic World provides $24,000 of funding annually to support local projects through FRRR’s small grants program, which helps to connect communities with targeted grants for grass roots projects.

The Small Grants for Rural Communities program has supported 8,000 of projects nationally with a total estimated value of $75 million since the program’s inception in 2000.

A total of $12,000 in funding was awarded to Blue Mountains community groups in the latest round of funding, including:

  • Greystanes Disability Services which received $2,000 to convert a van to accommodate a wheelchair
  • Katoomba Leura Preschool received $5,000 for bathroom renovations including an adjustable change table, handrails and taps
  • Springwood Community Garden which received $5,000 to purchase and install an irrigation system, tools and equipment

Scenic World’s Chief Marketing Officer Amanda Byrne congratulated the successful recipients and acknowledged their continued efforts to build the capacity of the Blue Mountains community.

“It’s a privilege to partner with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal to provide a critical link for our community to access funding and support for projects that help to improve lives locally,” she said.
The next round of funding opens on August 13, closing on September 26, 2018. For more information and to apply visit FRRR’s grants page.

Scenic World commits three per cent of its profit to the Scenic World Shared program to build the capacity of the Blue Mountains community via diverse partnerships. Partners include the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute, the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, Schools Plus and Western Sydney University.

Image via Springwood Community Garden

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