How it works
Appeal: Flooding impacts Northern Rivers Community Foundation's catchment area
Member Update
Gerlinde Scholz | March 1st 2022

The Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) has one of the largest footprints of a community foundation in Australia. It serves communities in seven local government areas across more than 20,000 square kilometers from Tweed to Grafton, from the coast heading inland all the way to Kyogle, Woodenbong and Casino. Most of these areas are currently under water.

Over the past three years, the people of the Northern Rivers region in northern New South Wales (NSW) have lived through drought, fires, storms, floods, and the pandemic, before this current inundation of heavy rains and flooding.

Lismore Shire, one of the areas worst affected by the current emergency, is one of the places the Northern Rivers Community Foundation operates. The Foundation’s Resilience and Regeneration Fund has been set up to enable prompt and targeted responses to disasters such as this, while also focusing on building the community’s longer term resilience and disaster preparedness.

Last year, Johan Kortenhorst, NRCF Director, provided a case study for the work the foundation has undertaken on natural disasters and community response in the region.

You can help NRCF support flood-affected communities by making a tax deductible donation.

About NRCF: The Northern Rivers Community Foundation connects people and communities to tackle challenging social and environmental problems in the Northern Rivers region, New South Wales.

Related Articles
Member Update
Buderim on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is the most in-demand regional location in the country according to Various explanations for the town’s top ranking have been proposed, from comparative housing affordability to climate and geography, but community spirit may provide one the most important reasons.
Member Update
Community Foundations Australia member Bass Coast Community Foundation (BCCF) is seeking to recruit a part-time Executive Officer (EO) to work from its Wonthaggi Office.
Member Update
The Mumbulla Foundation and Upper Murray Innovation Foundation, two of seven community foundations that were directly impacted by the Black Summer fires, have secured more than $300,000 between them from the Federal Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grant Program. A total of 524 projects were funded in this grant round with more than $390 million allocated to support organisations in all the affected regions.
Member Update
On 17 March 2022, the Mackay Community Foundation in Queensland announced a new milestone gift and unveiled an honour wall of local donors who have made a significant contribution to the community.
Member Update
The report is a follow up from the first Vital Signs 2018, and looks at key indicators across four themes, Health, Education and Employment, Housing and Belonging. These themes were chosen by the Canberra community during the development of the first Vital Signs 2018 report and will be maintained for future reports.