FALLS BYRON ANNOUNCES LOCAL COMMUNITY FUND RECIPIENTS

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Every year The Falls Music & Arts Festival in each location (Lorne, Marion Bay and Byron) puts $1 from each ticket sold into a Falls Festival Community Fund that is then distributed to a range of local organisations.

Falls Music & Arts Festival Byron is happy to announce the Mullumbimby Public School, Burringbar Community Association Inc., WIRES (Northern Rivers), Shaping Outcomes (Byron Bay) and Crabbes Creek Community Hall are recipients for this year’s Falls Festival Byron Community Fund.

Mullumbimby Public School
Mullumbimby will purchase musical instruments to continue to establish a school band that can foster student love of music and represent MPS with pride at community events.

“Receiving a Community Grant from Falls will greatly assist us in supporting the emergence of the musical soul of Mullumbimby Public School, and is much appreciated by our school community and beyond” said Principal David Lees.

Burringbar Community Association Inc.
Burringbar Community Association Inc. will use the grant to initiate the Burringbar Heritage Walk, consisting of historical identification plaques in significant locations throughout the village.

“The Burringbar Heritage walk will foster community involvement, and corresponding pride, in addition to providing an opportunity to interact with people of varying backgrounds and experiences” said Eva Heath of the Burringbar Community Association

Shaping Outcomes (Byron Bay)
Shaping Outcomes (Byron Bay) will use the grant to provide resources for the children’s groups they run including ‘Ready for School’ and ‘Social Thinking’.

“The Falls grant has enabled us to purchase resources that will be so valued for so many children accessing our services and will really help us to support children to thrive, connect and belong!” said Shaping Outcomes Executive Director Zoe Cluff.

WIRES (Northern Rivers)
WIRES will use the grant to assist in responding to more calls to help injured, sick, displaced and orphaned wildlife.

“WIRES is committed to continuously improving outcomes for animals and the Falls Community Grant is an investment in preserving our wildlife both now and for future generations.” said WIRES spokesperson Paula Wallace

Crabbes Creek Community Hall
Crabbes Creek Community Hall will use the grant to contribute towards the New Year’s Eve fireworks display for the community.

“Every New Year’s Eve, the Crabbes Creek Community Hall puts on a fabulous family-focused celebration. The funds from Falls Festival will be used towards one off the biggest costs of the evening, more than $5000 is spent on the fireworks display! In addition, there is a live band, craft stalls, food vans, jumping castle and mechanical surfboard.” Said Reg Robinson of Crabbes Creek Community Hall.

“Our local community is full of people who work tirelessly, usually on a volunteer basis, for small organisations and groups that contribute hugely to the well-being of the whole,” says Brandon Saul, Falls Festival Byron Director “Falls Festival is thrilled to be able to provide them some support and acknowledgement through the Community Fund”

THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2017/18 BYRON BAY LINE-UP:
FLUME (NO SIDESHOWS) · FLEET FOXES · RUN THE JEWELS · THE KOOKS ·
GLASS ANIMALS (NO SIDESHOWS) · PEKING DUK · ANGUS & JULIA STONE · FOSTER THE PEOPLE · LIAM GALLAGHER · VINCE STAPLES · JUNGLE · DUNE RATS · THE SMITH STREET BAND · DRAM · DARYL BRAITHWAITE · EVERYTHING EVERYTHING · ALLDAY · THE JUNGLE GIANTS · THUNDAMENTALS · METHYL ETHEL · SLUMBERJACK · D.D DUMBO · ANNA LUNOE · DZ DEATHRAYS · CONFIDENCE MAN · JULIA JACKLIN · BAD//DREEMS · COSMO’S MIDNIGHT · WINSTON SURFSHIRT · LUCA BRASI · ALEX LAHEY · CAMP COPE · WAFIA · WAAX · FLINT EASTWOOD · ECCA VANDAL · WEST THEBARTON · MANU CROOKS · DAVE · TOTAL GIOVANNI · ALICE IVY · PARTY DOZEN + PLUS LOADS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED +
 

BYRON TICKETS: All tickets to the 2018/18 Byron show are sold-out.