Flood Relief

2022 Quick Response Flood Relief Grant Recipients

Northern Rivers Community Foundation, in partnership with the Byron Community Centre, launched the Flood Relief Fund to offer quick response grants of up to $10,000 to community organisations to provide flood relief and recovery for the Northern Rivers.

As of May, 2022 an incredible $964,139 had been funded via 106 Quick Response Grants  for community organisations who are already imbedded, connected and trusted to provide disaster recovery support in their local communities.

Winsome / Lismore Soup Kitchen

Rebuild kitchen for feeding the homeless and residents in need in the Lismore region. There has been a significant increase in needs for meal service in Lismore.

Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre

Evans Head, Woodburn, Coraki, Broadwater
Vouchers to support immediate needs and recovery for local residents around Woodburn, Coraki and Broadwater.

Vibe Care Pantry

Tweed Heads
Industrial fridge to store bulk amounts of donated pantry fresh food supplies, to support distribution of free meals in the Tweed region.

Australia Seabird & Turtle Rescue

Emergency filtration equipment to assist with rescuing and rehabilitating sea turtles suffering from poor water quality, parasites and micro-plastic ingestion.

NRCG Food Pantry & Laundry

Re-fit of facility, including food pantry and laundry, to support welfare and community capacity building programs for disadvantaged people and communities.

Rekindling The Spirit Community Services

Temporary office setup to ensure immediate continuity of wide range of community support services.

Autism Camp Australia

Girards Hill
Autism Recovery Event - A gathering to provide support, information, recovery and celebration for flood-affected families with autism. Supporting around 350 people.

Arts Northern Rivers Inc

Lismore & Northren Rivers
Immediate and direct rapid response support to flood impacted musicians of the Northern Rivers.


West Ballina
Rebuilding homes.

BayFM Community Radio

Byron Bay
From Recovery to Prevention Communications.

Bonalbo Community Mens Shed Inc

Bonalbo Community Mens Shed replacing equipment and tools damaged in floods.

Border Ranges Richmond Valley Landcare

Supporting those in the Landcare community that are affected by landslides.

Broadwater & Rileys Hill Area Community Hall

Flood relief - resourcing community through supplies,  community events and services hub.

Budjaram Aboriginal Corporation (Arakwal)

Refit Office to continue service provision.

Bundjalung Tribal Society Ltd

Relocation and establish office and service provision to clients and community members.

Byron Bay Community Association

Byron Bay
Flood Relief and Recovery Support for Northern Rivers residents impacted by the 2022 Floods.

CASPA Services Ltd

Flood Support: to provide additional support services to the community via our Community Wellbeing Hub.

CHESS Connect

Richmond & Clarence Valley Regions
Business Resilience and Recovery.

Christian Life Church

Flood Recovery Donation Space Coordinator.

Container of Dreams

Operation Tiny Homes - Flatpack tiny house kits for flood survivors.

Coraki Flood Recovery Hub

The delivery of much needed goods and support to Coraki community.

Creative Caldera Inc

Replacing Art Trail sponsorship lost as a result of 2022 flooding.

Evans Head Preschool Association Inc

Evans Head
To replace lost resources and bring in trained counsellors to support children to heal from flood trauma.

Evans Head - Casino SLSC

Evans Head
Replacing vital lost and damaged equipment due to flood.

Give Them A Chance Inc.

Lismore and Woodburn
Creating respite homes for displaced fostered teenagers

Grant A Gift

Broadwater, Woodburn & Coraki

Getting children back into day care and preschool.

88.9 Community Radio


Agape Outreach Food Supplies

Tweed Heads

Baby Give Back

Varsity Lakes (for Northern Rivers)

Bangalow Koalas Tree Recovery


Lifeline Northern NSW Call Centre


Lismore Basketball Association


National Disaster Management Services


Nimbin Community Centre


North Coast Community College


The Owl & The PussyCat Farm Animal Sanctuary

Crabbes Creek

The Buttery - Community Counselling Outreach

Binna Burra

Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre

Mould kits and personal protection equipment for distribution in the community, to support residents moving from evacuation centres back into healthy and safe homes.

Bunjum Aboriginal Corporation

West Ballina
Providing flood recovery support and services to the local Aboriginal Community, including restoring the Community Homework Centre which assists families and children in crisis centres with food, clothing, electronics, school resources, so they can get back to school and transition out of crisis response.

North Coast Community Housing

Supporting the continuation of trauma support for community housing services. Around 120 homes (10%) were lost during the floods. Their team of 22 staff are currently displaced and working from homes and cars.


Replacement vehicle and repairs to drop-in centre and workshop to assist with urgent voluntarily flood repairs and building works around Murwillumbah.

Mudyala Aboriginal Corporation


Replacing stock and equipment to help recommence key activities that support their programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in the Clarence Valley region.

Spaghetti Circus


Supporting refurbishment of the premises and replacement of equipment to ensure a safe and hygienic space for the community to return.



Support the preschool and community to rebuild its damaged school.

Home Assistance And Regional Transport Services Inc


Replacing a flood destroyed community transport vehicle.

Human Nature Adventure Therapy


Youth Flood Trauma Recovery Project.

Italo Stars FC


Rehabilitate the soccer community club.

Keeping Our Freedom Youth Indigenous Corporation


Replacing stock and equipment to support the employment program for the immediate livelihood of local Indigenous youth.

Kyogle Family Support Services Neighbourhood Centre Inc.


Sift n Sort - a space to be heard, resourced, connected and nourished.

Lismore Environment Centre


Trees Not Bombs Community Recovery Café.

Little Wings Limited


Immediate flood support for flood affected families.

Living Schools Global Ltd


To re-establish the canteen, Jabay, at Living School.

Louisa Johnston Centre


Restoring our Centre as a Community Safe Space.

Mental Health Support Group

Northern Rivers

Whitegoods for flood victim families experiencing mental illness.

Mental Health Support Group

Northern Rivers

Whitegoods for flood victim families experiencing mental illness.

Mullum Cares Inc.


Assisting property owners in the Byron Shire to implement flood resilient adaptation materials and strategies when rebuilding their damaged homes.

Murwillumbah Community Centre Inc.


Restocking and replacing emergency resources.

Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council


Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Child and Family Service


Re-establish the family room so that families can spend time together in a safe, family friendly environment.

Nimbin Neighbourhood & Information Centre Inc.


Increase capacity to distribute essential supplies to isolated people in the Nimbin area.

RealArtWorks Disability Service

South Lismore

The Colony Bees Association

Lennox Head

LightnUp Inc. ‘The Healing Heart’ Lanterns


Windara Communities Facility


Multi-Task Human Resource Foundation Ltd - Disability Support

East Lismore

Byron Youth Theatre - Therapeutic Drama Sessions

Wilsons Creek

Big Scrub Music Healing


Bundjalung of Byron Bay Aboriginal Corp.

Broken Head

Burringbar Community Association


Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital


Heart2Heart Meal Distribution


Rebuild kitchen and food stores to enable free meal distribution to continue in most needed areas of the community.

Daisi Disability Services


Mobile counselling and immediate support service for flood victims with disability.

RED Disability


Replacing essential equipment for the health and safety of disability clients.

Shed of Hope


Temporary housing for urgent housing needs for flood affected families in the wider surrounding area.

It Takes a Town


Emergency Relief Coordinator to support flood recovery for 2500 homes in the Tweed, identifying needs and engaging solutions across the region.

Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond Programs


Care outreach programs for flood affected families of the Northern Rivers in the stages of pregnancy and / or with children up to around 5 years old.

Nimbin Rocks For Teens


Connecting youth in community through music, arts, culture and adventure.

Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers Inc.

Northern Rivers

Disaster relief support for Northern Rivers wildlife.

Northern Rivers Women and Children's Services Inc.

Northern Rivers

Mobile service support van offering outreach support to flood displaced people in need.

Our Two Hands


Providing beds for our homeless community.

Queer Family Inc.


Regional Queer response with for local LGBTQIA+ community.

Resilient  Byron

Northern Rivers

Support the emergence and training of a Northern Rivers Community Carers and Responders network.

Resilient  Lismore


Lismore Community Rebuild Project.

Richmond Landcare Incorporated

Far North Coast

Landslide management and maintenance education project.

Richmond Tweed Regional Library


Replacing our kids reading programs.

Shedding Community Workshop


Rebuilding Shedding for Community Recovery.

Social Futures


re-equip Mijung Jarjums Kids in Mind.

St Vincent De Paul Society NSW

Northern Rivers

The Returning Indigenous Corporation


Coordinating community response to floods and starting connection for healing.

Tweed Valley Early Childhood Intervention Services LTD t/a Shaping Outcomes

Tweed Heads

Flood Relief and support.

Wardell Core


Supporting mental health recovery in Wardell.

We Al-Li

Lismore & surrounds

Northern Rivers Mobile Community Healing Hub.

Women Up North Inc

East Lismore

Mobile office support for WUN team.

Wyrallah Road Food Hub Quality Used Furniture


You Have A Friend


Supporting our local homeless community.

Byron Region Community College


Lismore Home Modification Service & Wellbeing

South Lismore

Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre


Natural Death Care Centre

Brunswick Heads

Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre


NSW Wildlife Information Rescue & Education Service


ReForest Now Environmental Flood Recovery

Brunswick Heads

Bangalow Community Children's Centre


Liberation Larder

Byron Bay

Pure Bhakti Service Association


Lismore Challenge Ltd Recovery and Cleanup

East Lismore

Kyogle Together Inc.


Supporting Partners

The Portland House Foundation

James Frizelle Charitable Foundation


Global Giving