Food Funding Health. Every time you make a purchase with us you are supporting the funding of social & environmental projects through grants and donations.
CALLING ALL CHANGE MAKERS!
The Santos Organics Team Grant Is NOW OPEN for nominations.
Every week, many of the Santos Organics Team salary sacrifice 1% of their wage to help awesome environmental and social not-for-profit organisations doing great things for the planet and people in our community.
The next round of funding sees $13,650 in wages being more than matched by Santos Organics to total a whopping $30,000 soon to be donated to great causes!
Help make a difference by nominating your chosen not-for-profit via the link below.
Once we receive your nomination, we’ll then contact the organisation on your behalf offering them the opportunity to apply.
Note: all Santos Organics Team Members and customers/community can nominate, but only team members currently contributing financially are entitled to vote.
Nominations close 5pm Friday, November 16th with winners announced December 19th, 2018.
Santos Organics is now a 100% not-for-profit organisation!
Every time you buy in store or online you are making a valuable contribution to local not-for-profit organisations doing their bit to make the world a better place.
Here are a few videos highlighting the wonderful work of previous grant beneficiaries.
Plastic Free Byron – Byron Borrow Bags
2018 Investments in Farming, Reforestation and Renewable Energy
Five local organisations have been announced as the recipients of $40,000 in grant funding provided by Santos Organics as part of their ongoing grants program.
The funding sees environmental investment injected into the strengthening of the Northern Rivers Young Farmers Alliance’s website platform to support young farmers, infrastructure development at Byron Bay Herb Nursery, materials required to develop the Byron Bay Reforestation Project, and funds to support the Repower Byron Shire project driven by the collaborative effort of Zero Emissions Byron, COREM and Enova Energy.
Further to these projects, local charity and social project Comfort for Kids has gained funding for a two-part program to support 200 vulnerable Northern Rivers children with sleep support, and an online course for the parents and carers to better understand the health benefits of high quality sleep.
General Manager Michael Lyon said “we received a huge number of applications this year and would have loved to support so many of the projects. We’d like to say a big thank you to all the applicant organisations, to all our shoppers for making this grant funding possible and to our wonderful staff whose donations Santos have matched to make this grant funding round possible.”
$30,000 awarded to local environmental projects – September 2017
Santos Organics are proud to announce the following projects have received funding made possible by our customers purchases.
Mullumbimby Community Gardens – Kitchen Upgrade $13,096
Byron Hinterland Seed Savers – Perennial Food Hub & Seed Registry $5,000
Mullumbimbees – Amateur Bee-Keeping Resource Centre – $2,900
Federal Childrens Community Centre – Food Forest Rehabilitation and Expansion w/ Training Programs – $9,000
Thank you to all our customer who make these donations possible. Together we are building healthy futures for our future generations.
$40,000 awarded to enhance the environment and the well-being of our community – May 2017
Six community projects were awarded a total of $40,000 from the Santos Organics Staff Charity Fund this year. Fully funded projects include the Byron Hinterland Seed Savers temperature-controlled seed bank, the Byron Youth Theatre’s performances, workshops and community evenings promoting healthy eating and living, and the Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre’s work supporting our community. Partially funded projects include the Madhima Gulgan Australian Rainforest Foundation’s project employing local indigenous staff to undertake bush regeneration in the Byron Hinterland, Future Feeders’ development of an urban farm model with training capacity for young farmers, and Plastic Free Byron’s Boomerang Bags project, to supply accommodation providers in the Byron Shire with reusable bags for their guests. Read more