Major Partnerships for Major Impact

Our Community Partnerships are exceptional, growing and located across the Northern Rivers Region. Through these Partnerships we provide financial and in-kind support to organisations, community groups and teams, who share the same values and passion for community as we do. Follow us on social media to see how you can get involved, or check out the below for more information on each Community Partner.

Positive Change For Marine Life

Positive Change For Marine Life

Through core values of understanding, education and respect, Positive Change For Marine Life empower communities to take action for our ocean, developing long-term initiatives which benefit the sea, as well as those who rely upon it for survival.

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Life Education

Life Education

Empowering our children and young people to make safer and healthier choices through education, Life Education have an active passion for the health and well-being of the next generation of Australia.

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Tweed Netball Association

Tweed Netball Association

With an Association motto that Netball should be fun, fitness and fair play, Tweed Netball Association encourages, promotes, controls and manages the game of Netball in the Tweed area.

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Kingscliff Netball Club

Kingscliff Netball Club

Kingscliff Netball Club are driven by their goal of providing opportunities to those in our local community via sports, through coaching, developing and encouraging their members to achieve their best.

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Murwillumbah Arts Trail

Murwillumbah Arts Trail

Over a 3 day period each year, Murwillumbah becomes a showcase of Tweed artists and locally created art – locals supporting locals. The trail weaves a network of established galleries, artist studios, pop up exhibitions, public art, experimental film shorts, performance art and chalk art in the street, supporting the amazing array of artistic talent in our region.

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Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club

Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club

Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club volunteer lifesavers patrol Kingscliff Beach between October and April on weekends and for NSW and Qld public holidays.  Our beach is patrolled by professional lifeguards during the NSW and Qld summer and winter school holidays. The Surf Club charter is to provide aquatic safety for Kingscliff Beach which allows families to enjoy their holidays and leisure time in safety.

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Ballina Food & Wine Festival

Ballina Food & Wine Festival

The Food & Wine Festival is in it’s 10th year. Each year the proceeds of the festival are donated to worthy causes both local community and international projects. The festival showcases a fusion of the best produce, products, restaurants and culinary expertise our region has to offer along with premium wines, craft beer, cider and spirits from around Australia and abroad.

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Charity Cup

Charity Cup

Charity Cup is an annual touch football event put together by locals, to raise money for locals in need. Players come from all over the country to get involved over the last 7 years the event has been running, with the 2019 event raising over $60,000 alone to give back to local families, small businesses and alike, doing it tough on the Tweed Coast.

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“The grant gives us the opportunity to further develop a product here in the Notthern 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
Thanks for making available the conference room at Southern Cross Credit Union’s Head Office today. Being able to utilise your facility at short notice for staff promotional interviews/assessments was very much appreciated by both the panel and the candidates. Conducting the interviews/assessments away from the Fire Station and staff also enabled the assessments to be conducted in a confidential and professional manner. Thanks again Insp Gary White, Duty Commander Regional North 2
Fire and Rescue NSW
I’m so thrilled we decided to have our team development day in SSCU’s Mirrabooka room. Toni and Zoe were extremely friendly and accommodating, they had everything set up for us by the time we arrived.  Jo loved the ‘state of the art’ IT system, her power point presentation and laptop integration worked like a breeze.  I also found the flip charts extremely useful for discussion notes.  The space was big enough for individual team sessions and intimate enough for everyone to hear. Morning tea and lunch worked seamlessly, we had everything we needed in the kitchen and the outside sundeck was delightful. The team loved the coffee machine! It certainly helped with the quiet times in our meeting! Overall the day was a huge success! Thank you so much for creating a local facility with the class and sophistication of the city! I look forward to seeing you all again soon. Deepest thanks Jude McColm  
Tweed Coast Plan Management
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
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...

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A look at our 2020 Community Goals Partners – Gold Coast Bodyboard Club Edition!

The Gold Coast Bodyboard Club (GCBC) 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...

The Gold Coast Bodyboard Club (GCBC) is a community based, non-profit organisation that aims to enable children and adults...

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