IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA
The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) is a not-for-profit organisation established by the Myer Family and the Federal Government to help improve the lives of those living in rural, regional and remote Australia.
Because of its unique tax status as an Item 1 DGR entity, FRRR is an important conduit for philanthropy to rural and regional communities. It has both a national reach and local focus. They advocate community based solutions for community issues and believe strong community leadership enables communities to be self-sustaining, resilient and adaptable to economic, social, cultural and environmental changes.
FRRR assists communities in rural, regional and remote Australia by:
- Providing grant funding where they collaborate with other philanthropic organisations, government and corporations to fund not-for-profit community organisations across a broad range of areas;
- Lending their tax deductible status to help communities fundraise so as to help them undertake their own fundraising activities. They also hold funds on behalf of community organisations through Donation Accounts; and
- Building local capacity by working with communities to improve leadership and governance of NFPs, as well as providing support for Community Foundations as they get off the ground and become sustainable.
Learn more about FRRR on their website...
Global Development Group is a non-government overseas focused humanitarian development organisation founded in Brisbane in 2002. It works together with partners to effectively deliver aid and development projects and activities around the world.
GDG has been an approved OAGDS (Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme) organisation since 10 March, 2004. Hence Donations to GDG are tax deductible. Global Development Group also works in areas of specialist relief and humanitarian aid not necessarily covered by some of the larger NGO’s.
GDG maintains a Sally Foundation dedicated project account: "J838N- Bulawayo Community Gardens". Read about the official opening of one of the project's gardens by the Australian Ambassador, Suzanne McCourt, on the GDG blog.
More information can be obtained on the GDG website...
Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust ("ZDDT") was founded in Bulawayo in 2009. As a non government Trust, ZDDT works with well-established and reputable relationships at National, District and Ward levels throughout Zimbabwe through an extensive network across business, administration and civil society. It seeks to facilitate decision-making and leadership within the context of accountable governance and a commitment to obey the just laws and democratic institutions of Zimbabwe.
ZDDT is seeking to build capacity across the community at all levels with a view of enabling communities to become sustainable and to understand, appreciate and require their representatives act in their best interest.
For more information on ZDDT visit their website...