Byron Shire Council’s Community Initiatives Program offers grants of up to $5,000 to:
- Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations
- Community groups auspiced by an incorporated organisation
Applications for the 2022 to 2023 round are now open.
Apply now for funding
Funding of up to $5,000 (excl. GST) is available for Community Projects that address a specific need, build a sense of community and align with Council priorities.
Examples of types of projects we support:
- Bringing people and community organisations together to foster stronger more resilient communities.
- Celebrating a sense of identity, diversity and cultural connection within the community.
- Improving community health and social wellbeing.
- Enabling people to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to lead and contribute to community life.
- Enhancing places where communities gather.
- Increasing access and inclusion for communities experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage.
Applications close 30 June 2022
Visit the Byron Shire Council website to learn more or to apply
Would you like to contribute to the future of Byron Shire? Nominate to join an Advisory Committee, Management committee or working group by completing the online form.
Candidates need to demonstrate:
- Experience and expertise in a given area.
- An understanding of the role of Local Government.
- A commitment to consultative process.
- An ability to develop and sustain contacts with key individuals and groups in the local community.
- The ability to effectively listen to and cooperate with community members holding similar or different points of view.
Use the online form to nominate for a committee or working group.
Please read more about the purpose of the group and the selection criteria before completing the form:
Committee members will be decided at the Council Meeting on 24 March, with inductions and the first meetings to start early April 2022.
Nominations close February 27.
Are you aged 12 to 24 years and located in the Byron Shire. Byron Shire Council would love to hear your opinions, ideas, experiences and challenges as a young person living, working, studying or socialising in the Byron Shire. Take our Byron Youth Survey before the closing date: 24 December 2021. The aim of the survey is to help us understand your unique needs and views as a young person.
The survey will tell us how the council can make sure your voice is properly heard and considered when making important decisions about Byron Shire’s future. It also gives you the chance to influence how Council will work with young people. So get involved, tell us what you think and enter the draw to win some great prizes.
Prizes up for grabs!
Take the Youth Survey 2021 now, and choose to enter the draw to win one of two great prizes:
1st Prize = Apple iPad
2nd Prize = UE Boom speaker
Prizes will be drawn on 11 January 2022 and winners will be notified via phone or email – so be sure to leave your contact details to be in for a chance.
We protect your privacy
Your survey responses will be completely anonymous and will not be linked to your personal information. Your personal information is collected only for the purpose of entering the competition, if you choose to do so. Only prize-winners will be contacted.
See Council’s Privacy Statement for more details about how Council uses your personal information. Byron Shire Council acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the Arakwal people, the Minjungbal people and the Widjabul Wia-bal people of the Bundjalung Nation, and pays our deepest respects to Elders past and present.
This is the last chance to have your say!
Your responses to Byron Shire Council’s All Welcome – Access and Inclusion Community Survey help us to inform the next Disability Inclusion Action Plan. Survey closes 30 November 2021.
Please take a few minutes to tell us how you feel about access and inclusion in the Byron Shire and what we can do to improve it.
When something is accessible, everyone can use it.
When something is inclusive, everyone can take part.
If you prefer a paper copy, you can download the easy read version and drop it off in person to Byron Shire Council at 70 Station Street, Mullumbimby, or email it to [email protected]
Community Initiatives Program now open!
Byron Shire Council is inviting community groups and organisations to apply for funding through the annual Community Initiatives Program – applications close on Friday June 11 2021.
$5,000 grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly benefit local communities.
There are three program categories:
- · Community Projects.
- · Reimbursement of Council Fees.
- · Educational Institutions Award Presentations.
You can find out more or apply online via the Byron Shire Council website.
The Byron Shire offers pristine beaches, diverse lifestyles, a magnificent natural environment and a subtropical climate. Byron Shire Council has a high performance, collaborative culture and we value our employees. We provide a rewarding and flexible working environment and celebrate our values of:
- We lead with enthusiasm and purpose
- We are open, honest and respectful
- We foster well-being and creativity
- We achieve our goals and succeed together
We are looking for:
An experienced project officer to work collaboratively as part of a multi-skilled team that integrates evidence-based practice with innovation to co-create social impact. If you are considering looking for an exciting opportunity then this may be the role for you. We have passion and enthusiasm and are looking for like-minded people to join us on our journey.
The successful candidate will meet all the criteria set out in the Position Description for the role and importantly will have the ability to reduce rough sleeping and its impact in the Byron Shire by developing and delivering policy and projects in accordance with Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting documents and as directed by Council and management.
- A permanent, part time position (28 hours per week).
Salary and Conditions will be in accordance with the NSW Local Government (State) Award with an appointment at a hourly rate in the range of $39.82 to $46.13 per hour (dependent upon skills and experience).
Other benefits include 9.5% superannuation, education and training support, flexible work hours and an attractive salary packaging scheme.
This position is based in Mullumbimby, however Council can require you to work from other work sites as required for operational reasons.
Rob Appo – 0447 422 780
10pm (NSW time), Sunday 24 January 2021. Late applications will not be permitted.
Richmond Tweed Regional Library wants to hear from you!
RTRL has been providing the community with outreach services through a mobile library since 1980. During that time the service has evolved to meet changing community needs and expectations.
In 2017, RTRL member Councils signed the RTRL Deed of Agreement which requires the library to review our mobile library service. To fulfil that requirement, we will be undertaking community consultation and research to inform the review.
What we are doing
We are currently undertaking a review and consultation process to ensure we are servicing the community need in the best way we can. The outcome of the process may result in changes or adjustments to the current service, or we may find that what we are currently offering best fits the need. We need your input to plan what happens next.
How can you contribute
If you would like to participate in the review process, you can complete our online survey running from August 24 to September 6. The purpose of the survey is to uncover your needs so that we can assess our service against your needs and respond accordingly. The survey can be taken online by clicking here, or by visiting any RTRL branch during opening hours.
We will be facilitating four focus groups during September and October to seek feedback on the findings of the online survey and possible library responses. To express your interest in participating in the focus groups, please complete the online survey which has a section to leave your details. We will then contact you with further details.
What will change?
We won’t know what, if any, changes need to be made to the service until the consultation process is complete. Any changes will be communicated to the community.
How do you stay up to date with what’s happening?
This webpage will be the main source of information and updates during the consultation and review. Information will be shared on the Library and Council’s social media channels, websites and in our branches. Subscribe and follow the Library at the bottom of the page.
How will we manage your information
Information provided by you through the online survey or focus groups will be used for the purpose of evaluating your needs and the Mobile Library service. The Library does not provide your details to third parties.
Who to contact if you have questions about the process?
You can use the Library’s Contact Us page, email [email protected] or phone Support Services on 02 6625 5100
Online survey – August 24 through September 6
Focus groups – September through October 2020
Service model put forward – November
Visit the RTRL website to take the survey or participate in a focus group.