Congratulations to this year’s top 3 Community Goals Winners!

#1 Tweed Palliative Care receive $5k
#2 Pippies 2nd receive $2.5k
#3 Australian Seabird Rescue receive $1.5k
Our 5 remaining Goals groups each take home $500 for being a part of our program this year. Follow us on Facebook to learn more about how they plan to use their winnings!

Gold Coast Bodyboard Club

Gold Coast Bodyboard Club

The Gold Coast Bodyboard Club is a community based, non-profit organisation that aims to enable children and adults of all ages and abilities to experience competition bodyboarding. The club is run by members and volunteers who dedicate their personal time for the sport they love. With events and competitions on every month from March through to November, Bodyboarders from all walks of life have the opportunity to come together in a fun, safe & supervised environment.

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Australian Seabird Rescue

Australian Seabird Rescue

Australian Seabird Rescue (ASR) is a grass-roots community group with a passion for coastal wildlife rescue and conservation. With branches along the coastline of New South Wales and sister-groups around the country, ASRs strategic objective is to reduce the human impact on wildlife through rescue, research and education. ASR members rescue thousands of animals (including our local turtles!), talk to thousands of community groups in person and through the media, and train hundreds of wildlife carers in the rescue and rehabilitation of marine wildlife.

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Ballina Seagulls Football Club

Ballina Seagulls Football Club

Overlooking the Richmond River, the club is an excellent spot for families and friends to catch-up. The Ballina Seagulls play in the New South Wales Country Rugby League, Northern Regional Rugby League competition and boasts one of the strongest Junior Leagues in New South Wales. This year, the 2020 NRRRL competition has been reduced to 10 rounds due to Covid-19 restrictions. The club is run by people dedicated to the game and have worked so hard in the last few months to get a competition off the ground for 2020.

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Mullumbimby Community Gardens

Mullumbimby Community Gardens

The Mullum Community Garden is a community group that incorporates the principles of organic gardening, composting, water conservation and energy efficiency. Designed to be an interactive facility that educates, encourages and empowers people to reduce their environmental impact on our planet the community garden is the main project of Mullum Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development (Mullum SEED) inc.

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Pippies Early Childhood Centre

Pippies Early Childhood Centre

Pippies Early Childhood Centre is a community based, not-for-profit early childhood centre in Northern NSW. Their qualified educators provide a curriculum in which through play-based learning, children’s understandings of concepts, creative thinking and inquiry processes are enhanced. Having been in operation for over 20 years in Bogangar/Cabarita Beach, the centre continues to be an integral part of our local community and to offer a service which is flexible and accessible.

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South Lismore Celtic Football Club

South Lismore Celtic Football Club

A club with a proud history dating back to 1946, the South Lismore Celtic Football Club have a strong reputation for developing junior footballers and allowing them to maximise their potential. Enjoyment, Respect, Reaching Potential, Commitment and Dedication are the values on which this club has built its foundation, and help ensure they continue to make a real difference to the community.

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Byron Bay Basketball Association

Byron Bay Basketball Association

With a vision to provide a safe, enjoyable and integrated team sport that is community based, multi-cultural and non-discriminatory towards any individual or group, and which provides social and representative pathways for all aspects of the game, Byron Bay Basketball Association’s core values are Fun and Enjoyment, Accountability, Professionalism, Cooperation, Ownership and Respect. Their Mission is to promote the Byron Bay Basketball Association as a progressive basketball organization by providing opportunities for players, coaches and referees of all skill levels in a friendly family atmosphere.

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Tweed Palliative Support

Tweed Palliative Support

Wedgetail Retreat Community Hospice started with a dream: a deep desire to fulfil the community need for an inclusive, 24/7 specialised palliative care facility in the region. Clients with a life-limiting illness and their families are welcomed. Friendly registered nurses and trained volunteer palliative carers offer a client-centred approach to care. The vulnerable and disadvantaged are cared for free of charge and clients that can afford to, donate funds to assist with ongoing operational costs.

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On behalf of Tweed Palliative Support and Wedgetail Retreat, we are delighted with our win!  The fact that this was a community vote makes is very special to us and we are so grateful for their support. We commend Southern Cross Credit Union for their initiative in putting on this program to assist local charities.  The $5000 Community Goals prize will greatly enable us to continue our service to the people of Tweed Shire via TPS and to maintain our world-class end-of-life care at Wedgetail Retreat. Thank you SCCU and our community!
Meredith Dennis OAM, President of Tweed Palliative Support and Wedgetail Retreat
Through their Community Grants program, Southern Cross Credit Union have demonstrated their commitment to environmental sustainability  in our region in a number of ways. As well as funding projects to recycle plastic waste and remediate contaminated soil, they have supported Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital to provide expert veterinary care to native animals. Many of our patients are sea turtles, and  SCCU’s $10,000 grant will be used in partnership with Australian Seabird Rescue to secure a much-needed Sea Turtle Recovery Dry Docking System, assisting with their rehabilitation before being released back into their ocean home. We’re so very grateful to SCCU for their support and applaud their commitment to conservation and sustainability projects.    
Dr Stephen Van Mil - Founder and CEO, Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital
Southern Cross Credit Unit is an outstanding example of a business that is all about doing right by the communities that it operates in. By supporting local organisations such as ours (Positive Change for Marine Life), they are helping to address major issues around sustainability and environmental management. As is true to character for a locally focused, community-oriented business, they not only support us financially, but by actively attending and getting involved in community events. We are proud to have SCCU as a long term partner for our projects and campaigns, as we strive to foster greater community custodianship of the incredible environments we call home.
Dane Marx - Positive Change For Marine Life
"Access to having the same uniform really helped us to create a team environment where all women feel they belong. Quality footwear is also really important not only for safety but also for physical comfort as the work does require spending a lot of time on your feet.  The support from SCCU has made all the difference and we’re so grateful”
Sam Birmingham - Operations Manager for the Linen SHIFT
"Sea Turtles are often presented due to swallowing fishing line, hooks and plastic, and injuries such as boat strike. Whilst the expert team at Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital can undertake life-saving surgeries, the recovery and rehabilitation is critical in the process. The grant from SCCU will allow us to build a Sea Turtle Recovery Dry Docking facility, which will mean that our cases recover fully and quickly, and can be released back into the ocean where they belong"
Stephen Van Mil - Founder and CEO, Byron Wildlife Hospital
"The Pottsville Beach Community Hall is the only large indoor community venue in the Pottsville area. The hall benefits many people in our village and is hired on a regular basis for weekly activities; Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre Cook-up team, dance studio, adult exercise classes, yoga, senior life ball activities and regular Sunday church services. The hall is also used for many community events including the annual Miss Pottsville Ball and RSL ceremonies. The SCCU Grant providing the installation of a commercial dishwasher will be of great benefit to hall hirers for functions and the Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centres’ Cook-Up team who distribute meals to people in need every week.  The timely installation of a commercial dishwasher will also be an enormous help to our volunteer ‘dishwasher-uppers’ at our Christmas Day community lunch."
Janet Tkachenko - Pottsville Beach Community Hall Inc
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