Let's Achieve Our Goals Together!

Community Goals gives every new SCCU Customer the opportunity to have their say, and cast a vote to support one of our 8 Community Goals Groups. The Group with the most number of votes at the end of the year will earn $5,000! 2nd Place earns $2,500; 3rd Place earns $1,500; With each of our remaining groups earning $500. Join SCCU and help them achieve their goals!

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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Let's achieve our goals together!

To support these groups and have your say on who should take out the top prize, all you need to do is join SCCU!

  • The Little Details

    Terms and Conditions apply when joining SCCU, Fees and Charges may apply to your product. New Customers are emailed voting link as a part of the onboarding email series

"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
"This grant provides us with a welcome boost to introduce the Impactful Youth Project (previously Young Warrior Project) into the Northern Rivers region. We’ve been conducting camps in Queensland for seven years, and we’re ready to introduce them to our own region. To have received the endorsement of SCCU means there is support for it to be expanded to this region. That’s exciting for us, because we consider the training of young people as sacred and important at this time. The more we can provide them with resources to contribute to a stronger humanity the stronger they will feel to lead our communities into the future.”
Kirsty Greenshields - Young Warrior Leadership Project
'The recycling machines that will be purchased with this funding are an amazing asset for our community. They will help to reduce plastic waste and will give us a platform to provide education about the recycling process, the critical need to reduce plastic consumption, and to inform our community about non-recyclable plastics. Also, anyone with the desire to learn how to operate the machines safely will be able to use them to create products, thus supporting our local economy. We are incredibly grateful to SCCU for supporting our endeavour to create a community-access plastic recycling centre and are proud to be one of six local organisations that have received funding to 'Create a Better Future for the Northern Rivers'.
Holly Gano - Precious Plastic
“The grant gives us the opportunity to further develop a product here in the Northern Rivers region that will benefit local industry, and contribute to a regional research hub that may provide contamination remediation solutions for the global market in years to come. It encourages us to take the first step in what we hope is a long journey.”  
Grant Brown - GCB Environmental
On behalf of the members of the Cudgen Rural Fire Brigade a sincere thanks to the Southern Cross Credit Union for their recent generous donation of $839.00 The funds will be put towards the costs of fitting map lights and hard wiring in a GPS, an Ipad, and accessory charging sockets in the Cudgen Cat 7 Fie appliance. These items will greatly assist in our fire fighting duties. Your support is very much appreciated. Many thanks! Judy Eglington Secretary / Treasurer
Cudgen Rural Fire Brigade
Kingscliff Netball are proud to be partnered with Southern Cross Credit Union and have recently had the privilege of utilising their meeting rooms for our committee meetings. The room is very user friendly, great amenities and the space we needed to spread out and get the job done. The girls were very helpful in ensuring everything was set up for us just as we needed it and we look forward to making use of this room on a regular basis in the future. Courtney Jones - President
Kingscliff Netball Club
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Australia’s Mutual Lender of the Year, Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) has re-opened the doors to their redesigned Lismore and Mullumbimby Financial Service Centre (FSC) and it’s catching local attention. At a time when many have had to pull back on spending, SCCU is doing the opposite. Reinvesting into the...

Australia’s Mutual Lender of the Year, Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) has re-opened the doors to their redesigned Lismore...

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Australia’s Mutual Lender of the Year awards $60K in Community Grants

Southern Cross Credit Union have today announced the six successful recipients of this year's Community Grants program, awarded to families, community groups and small business. After opening up the program beyond Community Groups, the local Credit Union received a record-breaking175 applications and over 5000 community votes, generating more public interest than...

Southern Cross Credit Union have today announced the six successful recipients of this year's Community Grants program, awarded to families,...

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A look at our 2020 Community Goals Partners – Australian Seabird Rescue Edition!

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...

Australian Seabird Rescue (ASR) is a grass-roots community group with a passion for coastal wildlife rescue and conservation. With branches...

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American Express contributes an additional $10,000 into SCCU Community Grants, bringing the total amount up to a massive $60,000

Proving how businesses can come together to make a real impact, Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) today announced an additional $10,000 on top of their $50,000 Community Grants program thanks to their international payments partner, American Express. Having tripled their contribution into the Grants program this year, SCCU CEO, Stuart...

Proving how businesses can come together to make a real impact, Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) today announced an...

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