Splendoured community grants
FOLLOWING the inaugural Splendour in the Grass event at North Byron Parklands, the venue in conjunction with Splendour in the Grass has distributed a total of $25,000 to local community groups.
Splendour organiser Jessica Ducrou said in keeping with the tradition of providing grants to the community, every event held at North Byron Parklands would provide community grants.
"We acknowledge that not everybody benefits from the events and it's only appropriate that we give back," Ms Ducrou said.
This year's recipients are Shores United Soccer Club $10,000, Tidy Towns Ocean Shores $5000, Wires $2000, Ocean Shores Primary School $2000, Crabbes Creek Primary School $2000, the Pocket Primary School $2000 and Brunswick Heads Primary School $2000.
"Splendour in the Grass has donated more than $350,000 in direct cash donations throughout the Byron Shire during our 13-year history," Ms Ducrou.
"This figure excludes funds raised through the many hundreds of tickets donated to schools and community groups and the money raised at the festival itself by community groups.
"We struggle from year to year to exist," said Shores United Soccer Club president Mark Patten.
"This is a marvellous thing for a small, struggling club. It's really going to help with the club's survival and will ensure that future generations of young people will be able to play the game of soccer at Ocean Shores. This donation of $10,000 far and away exceeds any we have ever received in our club's history."