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Grants for the northern rivers opening soon

Migrant refugee swimming program in Lismore. Photo supplied.

Migrant refugee swimming program in Lismore. Photo supplied.

It’s time for not-for-profit organisations to get their applications ready for the 2018 Small Grants Program with Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF). One of the big winners last year was Byron Bay Nursery who received the big amount of $25K last year. From Grafton through to Tweed Heads, passionate groups and organisations striving to improve their communities are encouraged to apply.

Applications open on Tuesday August 22 and close on or before September 19.

‘We are looking for organisations who are making a difference in their communities’ said NRCF Chair John Callanan.

‘Last year’s program awarded grants from $1,000 upwards with an average of $6,000 per grant, and attracted an extraordinary variety of wonderful people striving to aid their communities.’

’In its thirteen year history, NRCF has distributed over $1.1 million to 227 projects & 87 organisations.’

Each year there is a major grant of $25,000 – last year that was awarded  to the Katia Native Bee Youth Employment Project from the Byron Bay Herb Nursery. Katia has established a native bee keeping business that provides employment opportunities for local indigenous youth and youth at disadvantage. 

Applicants must be registered charitable organisations in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, with Item 1 DGR status. Groups may also apply provided they have an auspicing arrangement with an eligible organisation.

For further information click here or phone 0499862886


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