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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of...

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

Comparisons

Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

Stories about "community grants":

$60,000 in SCCU grants announced

A share of $60,000 will help several projects do some really great stuff and today the Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) has announced the successful recipients of their 2020 Community Grants.

Community grants open for Richmond Valley Council

Around $37,500 is available to support the growth of local sporting clubs, charities, and community organisations across the Richmond Valley Council area

Ballina RSL gives back to community

Now in its 14th year, the Ballina RSL Club grants scheme is once again supporting local community groups, charities, and sporting groups.

Helping communities help themselves

Community groups that are looking to help support people and communities recovering from the recent swathe of crisis that have confronted Australian’s can now apply for grants through the Northern Rivers Community Foundation.

Helping communities cope through multiple crises

Looking at how communities are responding and what help they need to build resilience and capacity to cope now and into the future is a key aim of the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) and its recently launched Resilience and Regeneration Fund.

$100,000 for not-for-profits on offer

Last week, the 2020 Northern Rivers Large Grants Program was launched, giving local not-for-profits the chance to apply for a grant between $10,000 and $30,000.

Grants for sport infrastructure available

Grants of up to $500,000 are available for building and upgrading community sport infrastructure.

Got a good idea? Bag a Lismore community grant

The group Boomerang Bags owes much of its success to a $7000 community grant that it received last year from Lismore Council. What could you or your organisation do to help the community with around $10,000 in the kitty?

Govt splashes cash on community groups before Xmas

Around half a million dollars of state government cash is about to be handed out to community organisations in the Ballina and Lismore electorates, with the announcement sure to be a welcome Xmas present for the lucky winners.

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.