Local help: The FRRR are looking for community organisations or individuals to help them hand out their Back to School grants. Photo: SUPPLIED

Search for community grant distributors

April 16, 2021 BY

AS part of their Back to School grants program, the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal are looking for community groups and organisations in places impacted by recent bushfires to help discretely distribute vouchers.

With over $500,000 worth of $50 vouchers to hand out, the FRRR are looking to engage partners to help in-need families were impacted Black Summer bushfires with school-aged children.

BTS Program Coordinator Jeanice Henderson said that while $50 dollars may not seem much, it makes a practical difference, especially for those who may have lost everything.

“For families and students impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires, recovery is already a difficult journey,” she said.

“These vouchers will mean they have a helping hand when it comes to covering the costs of things like books, stationery, or winter uniforms and shoes.

“We hope local organisations, which we know are already doing amazing work to support families like these in their communities, will come on board to help distribute our BTS vouchers.”

So far in 2021, over 5400 students have received one of the $50 vouchers to go towards school uniforms or equipment, thanks to the generosity of a variety of Australia-wide donors.

The vouchers are to be distributed during May this year.

For more information on the project or to get involved, visit frrr.org.au.