Foundation gains support

SUPPORT for the Northern Rivers Community Foundation is continuing to grow, says the organisation's chairwoman, Lucy Ashley.

At an information night held at the Beef and Beach restaurant in Lennox Head on Thursday, ambassadors, donors, grant recipients and directors of the foundation gathered to share their stories and talk about the future.

Ms Ashley said they launched their Ballina Shire Sub Fund last year, and that it already had a pool of $20,000.

A total of $2000 was raised on last week's information night alone.

Funds given to the Foundation's Trust are pooled and invested, with the income from the Trust distributed to charities through the annual grants program.

The original donation is left as a perpetual investment to receive an income stream.

"We have been operating across the Northern Rivers for eight years now and it's really heartening to see that people in the local communities are getting behind it," Ms Ashley said.

"If even more people get behind it, then we will have a huge pool of money to look after our communities."

But Ms Ashley stressed that donors did not have to give huge amounts of money in order to make a difference.

For more information about the foundation, visit www.ncrf.org.au.



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