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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"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
"This grant provides us with a welcome boost to introduce the Impactful Youth 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 - Impactful Youth 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
Banking Re-imagined has Arrived in Lismore & Mullumbimby

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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