Splendour gives out $33,200 to local groups

EACH year the Splendour in the Grass Festival provides cash donations to local community groups. 

This year Splendour received an unprecedented number of applications and after careful review and much deliberation Splendour have announced the beneficiaries of the 2015 Splendour In The Grass Community Grants.

This year Splendour is donating a total of $33,200 to local community groups, exceeding the proposed $30,000 allocation, in addition to providing cash prizes for the recent BYS Pocket Rocket band competition.

Waterlily Community Playscape Group in Ocean Shores will receive $15,000 to design and build a playground at Waterlily Park. 

Mullumbimby High School will receive $6,250 as a contribution towards the costs to upgrade the sound and lighting system in the school hall.

Ocean Shores Public School Music Program will receive $5,000 as part of a five-year commitment to Ocean Shores Public School Music Program.

Byron Homeless and Community Breakfast will receive $4,450 to help them provide free breakfasts each Thursday for local homeless and needy people.

The funds will be used to supplement the produce donated by local businesses and to engage a social worker to provide support at the Byron Homeless Breakfast.

Pets for Life Animal Shelter at Billinudgel will receive $2,500 to help insulate the roof of the shelter.

Splendour co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco said they were so happy to be able to assist these very worthwhile local initiatives that they hoped would enhance the lives of many members of the community.

"Byron is a very special place that Splendour is proud to call home and we love this opportunity to spread the love around and give back to our local hood!" they said.

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