17.2 C
Byron Shire
August 3, 2021

inGrained Foundation recipients announced

Latest News

Fifteen arrested in Brisbane protest

Police say they have arrested fifteen people following protest activity in Brisbane CBD this morning.

Other News

Interview with Felix Riebl from the Cat Empire

One of the most danceable outfits in the lineup, The Cat Empire make a welcome return to Bluesfest 2021 with their infectious, genre-embracing anthems and a world-class, awe-inspiring show. Last week Seven caught up with co-founder, band leader and principal songwriter, Felix Riebl, from his lockdown hidey hole in Melbourne.

New gallery and studio breathes life into old church and graveyard

Was it divine intervention or western democracy that changed the fate of a former country church on the Northern Rivers last week?

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.

Staged rollout change for large OS DA

Plans by a developer to change the staged rollout for a large Ocean Shores subdivision, and nine dwellings on 11 and 13 Warrambool Rd and 9 Bian Crt, Ocean Shores, are now on exhibition on Council’s website.

The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

Cyclist dies in collision after refusing police request to stop – Casino

A cyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle after police asked him to stop.

Six Northern Rivers not-for-profits will soon be sharing in $100,000 of funding from local independent brewery Stone & Wood’s not-for-profit arm, the inGrained Foundation. 

Vollies undertaking bush regeneration in Wanganui. Image supplied

Now in its second year, the Northern Rivers Large Grants Program 2020 invited Northern Rivers social and environmental not-for-profits with DGR status to apply for a grant between $10,000 and $30,000 and to show how their projects contribute to ‘regeneration and social connection’ – this year’s theme.

The winners are Rainforest 4 Foundation, Mullum District Neighbourhood Centre, Tweed Landcare, Support for New Mums, Zero Emissions Byron (ZEB) and Autism Camp Australia.

Rainforest 4 Foundation say they will embark on a large scale regeneration project across fire-impacted Huonbrook, Wanganui and Upper Wilsons Creek with their $30,000 grant. The organisation says it will engage residents, landowners, volunteers and the Aboriginal Madhima Gulga bush regeneration team in mitigating the risk of future bushfire through weeding, planting and increasing biodiversity. 

With their $20,000, the Mullum District Neighbourhood Centre say they will launch a nutritional food relief and food sustainability project for community members experiencing financial difficulty and/or social isolation, in which participants can connect and engage in food preparation together.  

Tweed Landcare say they will put their grant toward wildlife regeneration in the fire-affected area of Terragon in the Tweed Valley, ‘which engages local residents and landowners in improving safety for local wildlife and installing waterers, nest boxes, hollows and sensor cameras for animal tracking’. 

Zero Emissions Byron (ZEB) say they will use their grant to part-fund their RePlant Byron Community Connection Project, which aims to drawdown carbon and reinvigorate local biodiversity by, with help from local Aboriginal firestick burning practitioners, preparing degraded pastureland for the planting of 3,500 locally grown native rainforest trees, which will be planted across two community planting days. 

inGrained Foundation director James Perrin said, ‘We couldn’t be happier with this year’s grants program’.

‘We received applications from 55 awesome not-for-profits in our region, which certainly made selecting the recipients more challenging, but also affirmed the amazing work they’re doing for our community and environment’.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

South East Queensland lockdown continues for another five days

Queensland Health has issued a statement that says the current lockdown in South East Queensland will continue for another five days as a precaution following new cases in the state.

Pennings and Adani to continue court battle

The Supreme Court has formalised orders agreed out of court by both Adani and Ben Pennings in relation to a decision handed down on 25 June 2021.

Can you help save 74 million lives?

Killer carbon – a new study has coined another metric for estimating the damage inflicted by climate change – this time, looking at the ‘mortality cost of carbon’.

It’s National Homelessness Week

In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events