September 19th, 2013
There’s been an increase in the number of philanthropic organisations partnering with rural communities to build local infrastructure and social capital, according to the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). FRRR’s CEO Alexandra Gartmann said the organisation had recently helped to facilitate a number of new partnerships. “Place-based approaches to community development are becoming increasingly prevalent. For example, the NSW Government has recently invested in a program that FRRR will run together with Philanthropy Australia to direct funds to the Hunter and Mid North Coast of NSW,” Gartmann said. “We have also helped to facilitate programs like the Pratt Foundation / Visy Employees partnership with Tumut and the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation’s support for the Lachlan region in NSW."
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