Members of Stone & Wood volunteering for Bangalow Koalas Inc.

Members of Stone & Wood volunteering for Bangalow Koalas Inc.

The results from our inaugural Northern Rivers Large Grants Program are in!


In a strong show of community, we were 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. 


We’re 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 will generate a sustainable positive impact in our community.


With the help of $27,000 grant funding, 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, and so we commend and thank all the applicants for taking the time to apply.


For more updates on the Northern Rivers Large Grants Program, follow us on @ingrainedfoundation


Shalah Griffith