Thank you to all that applied to be a community partner this financial year. Applications for our 2020/21 Community Partnership Program will open in July. Through Community Partnership we provide financial and in-kind support to organisations, community groups and teams. 

  • Eligibility

    Through our Community Partnership program, we provide support to organisations, community groups and teams.  Unfortunately we do not support the following through this program:

    • Individual pursuits such as travel to participate in sporting events or ongoing medical treatment
    • Events or organisations involved in commercial activities
    • Events where another financial institution, bank or insurance competitor are a sponsor
    • Programs that could be detrimental to public health or safety, discriminatory, or offensive to the community
    • Projects of a political or religious nature
    • Events that encourage smoking, substance abuse, irresponsible alcohol consumption or gambling
    • Organisations and events outside our geographical footprint
    • Expeditions or travel outside SCCU’s footprint or overseas
  • Assessing your Application

    Through our Community Partnerships Program we provide funding for successful applicants. During the application, it’s expected you’ll be able to explain how the funding would be used should you be successful.

    We aim to make the application process simple and give every applicant an equal opportunity to produce a quality application. The application form is a critical part of our evaluation process which we use to measure your application against our selection criteria, so we encourage you to complete the form carefully and answer all questions.

    All applications will be reviewed after the closing date with all applications that meet the eligibility criteria considered. All eligible applicants will be advised via email of the outcome of their application after the succesful recipients have been determined.

    If your application is successful, we will contact you to award funding and discuss ongoing engagement. If your application is unsuccessful we encourage you to reapply during the next round of applications or consider applying for our Community Grant or Community Reward Programs.

  • 2019/20 Community Partners
    • Australian Seabird Rescue
    • Ballina Food and Wine Festival
    • Ballina Seagulls Rugby League
    • Banora Point High School
    • Byron All Shorts and Mullum Fickerfest
    • Charity Cup
    • Club Lennox
    • Cudgen Junior Rugby League
    • Gold Coast Body Board Club
    • Jodie’s Inspiration
    • Lismore Football Club
    • Lismore Swans AFL Club
    • Mullum Cares
    • Mullum Men’s Shed
    • Murwillumbah Arts Trail
    • Murwillumbah Colts JRLC
    • Positive Change For Marine Life
    • Shedding Community Workshop
    • Tweed Coast Business Chamber
    • Tweed United Football Club
  • 2018/19 Community Partners
    • Byron All Shorts
    • Byron Bay Red Devils RLFC
    • Byron Bay Womens Bowling Club
    • Cabarita Charity Cup
    • Cabarita Pony Club
    • Cabarita Youth Service
    • Camp Quality (Murwillumbah Family Fun Day)
    • Compression Against Depression
    • Gold Coast Bodyboard Club
    • Greenback Fishing Competition
    • Lennox Community Gardens
    • Lennox Head Community Sports & Rec Club
    • Mullumbimby Agricultural Show
    • Mullumbimby – Brunswick Cricket Club
    • Murwillumbah Arts trail
    • Murwillumbah Colts JRLC
    • Opera Under the Mountain
    • Summerlanders Netball Club
    • The Board Meeting – Northern Rivers
    • Tweed United Football Club
  • 2017/18 Community Partners
    • Ballina Food & Wine Festival
    • Banora Point Primary School
    • Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic
    • Caba Progressive
    • Cabarita Charity Cup
    • Circus Quirkus
    • Club Lennox
    • Cudgen Leagues Cricket Club
    • Greenback Fishing Competition
    • HART Services
    • Life Education
    • Mullumbimby Agricultural Show
    • Mullumbimby Leagues Club
    • Mullumbimby Men’s Shed
    • Murwillumbah Art Trail
    • Murwillumbah Colts Junior Rugby League
    • Northern Rivers Rugby League Referrees
    • Our Kids
    • Positive Change for Marine Life
    • Pottsville Cricket Club
    • Shaping Outcomes
    • The Board Meeting – Ballina
    • Tweed Family Funday
One of our lovely volunteers just returned from picking up leftover Daffodil Day merchandise from Jenny at First National. Jenny informed her that Southern Cross Credit Union was integral to their success in raising over $2,000. Thank you for supporting this event. I believe you also hosted a Pink event today- thank you also for that. It’s wonderful to have the support of local businesses. Funds raised help us support local cancer patients and their families and also contribute to research projects and advocating to government.
Cait
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