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
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
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.
BayFM Community Radio
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
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.
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
To replace lost resources and bring in trained counsellors to support children to heal from flood trauma.
Evans Head - Casino SLSC
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
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
The Buttery - Community Counselling Outreach
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
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.
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
Whitegoods for flood victim families experiencing mental illness.
Mental Health Support Group
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
The Colony Bees Association
LightnUp Inc. ‘The Healing Heart’ Lanterns
Windara Communities Facility
Multi-Task Human Resource Foundation Ltd - Disability Support
Byron Youth Theatre - Therapeutic Drama Sessions
Big Scrub Music Healing
Bundjalung of Byron Bay Aboriginal Corp.
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.
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.
Disaster relief support for Northern Rivers wildlife.
Northern Rivers Women and Children's Services Inc.
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.
Support the emergence and training of a Northern Rivers Community Carers and Responders network.
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.
re-equip Mijung Jarjums Kids in Mind.
St Vincent De Paul Society NSW
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
Flood Relief and support.
Supporting mental health recovery in Wardell.
Lismore & surrounds
Northern Rivers Mobile Community Healing Hub.
Women Up North Inc
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
Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre
Natural Death Care Centre
Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre
NSW Wildlife Information Rescue & Education Service
ReForest Now Environmental Flood Recovery
Bangalow Community Children's Centre
Pure Bhakti Service Association
Lismore Challenge Ltd Recovery and Cleanup
Kyogle Together Inc.