This week Community Engine is handing out $11,132 to Northern Rivers not-for-profit groups. This marks the end of the first round of their $100,000 “Community Giveaway”.
Every shire in the Northern Rivers is represented by the 107 recipients, which range from the Parental Alienation Awareness Organisation in Uki receiving $51 to the Byron Community Centre receiving $830.
“This is just the start” said Community Engine’s Dean Power. “There is close to $90,000 left to give and any group can raise up to $5,000”.
communityengine.com.au is a website which makes business, communication and networking easy for small business and community groups. “It’s also a tool for just about anybody to stay in touch with the people, groups and products that matter to them” says Power.
Following the successful pilot program for Community Engine in our region, they are taking their community building tool nationally. To say thanks and to help launch the website nationally they are giving $100,000 to local not-for-profit groups.
“Any new followers of organisations on the engine attract $1 each” said Dean Power. “If you’re a not-for-profit group you keep the money and if you’re a business you get to donate it to your favourite group”.
“We are so excited to be onboard raising money” said the Byron Community Centre’s Amanda Gorr. “It’s a fantastic initiative by Community Engine. Please everybody help us help our community by going to Community Engine and following the Byron Community Centre or by following byronbay.com, who are donating their follows to us”.
Not-for-profit groups receiving money in the first round of donations include:
Byron Community Centre $830
Help Mountain Girls Reach Their Summit $754
Byron Youth Service $720
Rainforest Rescue $425
Positive Change for Marine Life $366
Byron Breast Cancer Support Group $346
Northern Rivers Tourism $305
Academy of Root Development Australia $244
Byron Visitor Centre $225
Byron Bay Youth House $222
Companion Animals Welfare Incorporated $206
WIRES Northern Rivers $201
To find out more go to www.communityengine.com.au/giveaway
call 1300 266686, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or drop into Community Engine at Shop 1, Byron Street Byron Bay (next to Aldi).