$11,000 from Community Engine this week

$11,132 to Northern Rivers Groups

This week Community Engine will hand 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”.

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

Travelteering                                                            $457

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 hello@communityengine.com.au

or drop into Community Engine at Shop 1, Byron Street Byron Bay (next to Aldi).

Downloadable high resolution images:

Photo #1 – Byron Community Centre celebrates
Photo #2 – Brunswick Soccer Club raising money through Community Engine
Photo #3 – A WIRES carer from Billinudgel with a young possum she rescued.
Photo #4 – Team Community Engine, Byron Bay

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