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Not-for-profit organisations and groups in the Northern Rivers who are striving to better their communities are invited to submit applications for the 2020 Small Grants Program offered by the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF).

Grants from a minimum of $2,000 to a maximum of $10,000 are available from the foundation.

Chair John Callanan says that if your team focuses on social inequality, disadvantage, or environment conservation, then this is your chance to get your project funded, ‘Last year’s grant successful applicants averaged $4,000 and attracted an extraordinary variety of wonderful people striving to aid their communities,’ he said.

‘In its 15 year history, NRCF has distributed over $1.5 million to 270 projects and 98 local community organisations.’

Examples of recently funded projects include Bangalow Koalas tree planting day for a wildlife corridor; Clown Doctors for sick kids at Lismore Hospital; medical equipment for Tweed Palliative Support; The Buttery’s therapeutic mixed martial arts program for indigenous youth at risk; and new saddles for Riding for the Disabled Ballina.

Applicants must be registered charitable organisations in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Thanks to a partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), NRCF can now accept applications from all types of charitable organisations including those without Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

The Grants Program opens on Wednesday July 17, and close at midnight on Tuesday 27 August.

Guidelines are available now to download at www.nrcf.org.au – including sample questions so those interested can prepare in advance.

For further information go to www.nrcf.org.au, or contact Emily Berry, email [email protected] or call 0499 862 886.

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