Sub Funds

General Giving Fund *

The General Giving Fund is the main pool of funds which the NRCF seeks to grow and forms the bulk of our investments. All donations that are received automatically go into this unless donors indicate a preference for a specific Sub Fund.

Sub Funds

If you are considering leaving a substantial legacy to the Northern Rivers Community, the NRCF is a vehicle to help you achieve that goal. A Sub Fund can be established by:

  • a three-year commitment to build a fund of $25,000 or above with an ongoing commitment to continue to grow the fund; or
  • via a bequest.

Either way, you can be assured that your gift will continue to give back to our community well into the future. By establishing a Sub Fund you are also able to suggest an area of need in the community that you would like the income from the investment to support once it reaches the granting stage. For more information please contact us.

Ballina Shire Sub Fund

Seeded in November 2011 by John and Libby Welch from Optus in Ballina, Lynda and Christopher Dean, Councillor Sharon and Bruce Cadwallader and the NRCF itself. The Fund aims to build a long-term asset for the Ballina community that will continue to grow and support worthy service organisations in the Shire.

Byron Shire Sub Fund

Supported by Byron Shire Council, JHA Recruitment and Yes Optus Byron Bay to promote payroll deductions and regular giving, this fund is designed to further philanthropy in Byron Shire region. This fund will grant to organisations delivering worthy projects across Byron Shire.



Lismore Shire Sub Fund

Supported by Optus Lismore, APN and JHA Recruitment and established to promote payroll deductions and specifically assist Lismore based community projects.


Christopher and Lynda Dean Sub Fund

Established as a general fund to support the broad aims of the NRCF and with a strong commitment to assist in the administration expenditures as part of the initial donation.  Interested in supporting the arts and cultural events.

SCU Bowen Education Sub Fund

Established by Dr Peter Bowen, his wife Julianne and Southern Cross University to support students from our region who show outstanding academic achievement but whose ability to further their education may be affected by financial disadvantage or hardship. Inspired by a gratitude for support received by Peter and the lifelong benefits of tertiary education.

Tony Narracott Youth Sub Fund

Established by much loved local identity Tony Narracott, this fund is targeted to help the youth of Byron Shire.  Tony had a close relationship with the Byron Youth Centre and recognised the importance of the Byron area to all the youth in the region – many travelling in to the Byron area from neighbouring towns to take part in various activities.

artsCape Visual Arts Sub Fund

Seeded by a donation from artsCape Biennial curators Merran Morrison and Rebecca Townsend, the aim of this Sub Fund is to build a perpetual pool of funds to support the development of emerging and established artists based in the Northern Rivers.