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The InGrained Foundation, started by Stone & Wood, has donated over $1m through fundraisers, and in particular over the last three years, the Large Grants program has donated $290,000.

This year, $200,000 is on offer to local not-for-profits with DGR status, because as the brewer grows, the foundation is also growing larger.

Grants from the foundation are about capacity building, but they are also about responding to emergency relief.

Already this year, organisers say $150,000 has been donated to Murwillumbah Community Centre, Mullumbimby & District Community Centre, Lismore’s Northern Rivers Community Gateway, and also to Indigenous group Ngunyar Jarjum, to strengthen those community services after the flood, but this additional $200,000 is to strengthen the capacity of the community.

James Perrin, director of the Ingrained Foundation, says,  ‘Looking at the flood, of our five eligible funding categories, an event like the recent flood impacts all of those categories: whether it’s housing; climate change; conservation of habitat; mental health support; or inclusion and diversity – as the flood has disproportionately affected those who are at disadvantage’.

‘On the flipside, if we strengthen those five areas, that will strengthen our ability to respond the next time a natural disaster occurs.

‘This was really the intention five years ago of the Stone & Wood founders when they set up the foundation to reinvest in the community while providing a capacity to respond. If we hadn’t established the foundation, we wouldn’t have been in the position to donate so much right now.’

Up to 30k on offer

From Monday April 4, Northern Rivers social and environmental not-for-profits with DGR status are encouraged to read the guidelines and apply for grants between $5,000 and $30,000 before Friday 29 April by visiting www.ingrainedfoundation.com.au.

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