The results from our inGrained Foundation’s inaugural Northern Rivers Large Grants Program are in!
In a strong show of community, the inGrained Foundation team have been blown away by the 26 applicants to the Grants Program, which invited local charities with DGR-status to apply for a grant between $15,000 and $30,000 to help kick-start or boost their social or environmental projects in the region.
The Foundation is thrilled to announce the SHIFT Project, Shaping Outcomes and Bangalow Koalas Inc. as this year’s successful applicants whose projects strongly incorporated the theme of ‘creating connection’, and which will generate a sustainable positive impact in our community.
With the help of $27,000 grant funding, the SHIFT Project, an organisation that supports women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, will launch their Linen SHIFT social enterprise laundry service that provides training, employment and support to these women in the Byron Shire.
The second recipient, Shaping Outcomes, which runsearly childhood intervention programs, will kick-start a free support and strategy service to 45 families who are coming to terms with their child’s disability in the Byron and Tweed shires, including referral processing, meetings and observations.
Dedicated to building a koala corridor from Byron Bay to Lismore through Repentance Creek, the third recipient Bangalow Koalas received part-funding to start new planting along a critical link in the corridor.
Each proposal showed exceptional commitment to the community’s social and environmental wellbeing; the Grants Program committee has commended and thanked all applicants for taking the time to apply.
For more updates on the inGrained Foundation and the Northern Rivers Large Grants Program, visit their website and follow them at @ingrainedfoundation.