Mullumbimby Public School is now able to purchase musical instruments to continue to establish a school band thanks to donations from the The Byron Falls Music & Arts Festival.
The school is among five beneficiaries of the grants, a result of $1 from each Falls ticket sold contributing to a community fund that is then distributed to a range of local organisations.
Principal David Lees said, ‘Receiving a community grant from Falls will greatly assist us in supporting the emergence of the musical soul of Mullumbimby Public School, and is much appreciated by our school community and beyond.’
The other organisations to receive the grant money are Burringbar Community Association Inc, Shaping Outcomes (Byron Bay), WIRES (Northern Rivers) and Crabbes Creek Community Hall.
A Burringbar Heritage Walk is planned with funds going to the Burringbar Community Association, while Shaping Outcomes (Byron Bay) say they will use the grant to provide resources for the children’s groups they run including ‘Ready for School’ and ‘Social Thinking’.
WIRES say they will use the grant to assist in responding to more calls to help injured, sick, displaced and orphaned wildlife while Crabbes Creek Community Hall organisers say they will use the grant to contribute towards the New Years Eve fireworks display for the community.