As a not-for-profit social enterprise we are not your ordinary health food store & cafe. Every purchase you make helps fund social & environmental projects.
Our 2020 grants funds are helping our environment recover from the bushfires
- Rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing of recovered koalas
- Protecting and enhancing koala habitat
- Educating the community about issues affecting koalas
- Advocating on the behalf of koalas
- Assisting relevant research
Past Funded ProjectsThe 2019 Santos Organics Grant winners Thanks to team members who salary sacrifice 1% of their wage each week, and with $17,500 matched by Santos Organics, the following not-for-profit organisations received a cut of our $31,500 Grants funds in 2019, to support the following worthy projects: Sea Shepherd - Marine and plastic debris clean-up on Moreton Island in aid of ocean wildlife protection $9,000 ReForest Now - Nursery development at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens for rainforest regeneration projects $6,500 Hope for Health - Equipment for transforming indigenous health in the Northern Territory $5,000 Future Dreamers - 4 regional workshops to improve the mental health and resilience of at risk and disadvantaged girls $5,000 Surfers for Cetacean - Website upgrade for communication of ocean wildlife protection $3,000 Disabled Surfers Association - 5 surf events for community members with a disability and volunteers $3,000 We loved working with these awesome environmental and social not-for-profit organisations throughout 2019 to help them make the world a better place.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.