Welcome to your Community Gateway

Community Gateway is an externally accredited, registered charity formed in 1976. We provide welfare and community capacity building programs for disadvantaged people and communities. Our services extend to the Far North Coast, New England, Mid North Coast and across NSW.

Featured services

Rainbow Region Kids

Affordable, high quality before school care, after school care and vacation care for school-aged children throughout the Northern Rivers region.

Community Visitors Scheme

Regular companionship for older people living alone at home or in residential aged care.

NSW flood recovery volunteer recruitment

Resources to help organisations in the Northern Rivers region to get the flood relief volunteers they need.

No Interest Loans (NILs)

No interest loans up to $1500 with no fees for people on a low income.

First Step emergency relief

A broad range of services and supports to help people get through periods of financial crisis.

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MasterChef Day at Wollongbar Vacation Care. Students took part in a taste test, experiencing familiar foods through touch, taste and smell alone. ... See MoreSee Less
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29 September 2022

Northern Rivers Community Gateway
Hey parents – we're providing free weekly supported playgroups during NSW school term 4. Tuesdays 9:30am-11:30am at 9 Perry Street, Alstonville. We welcome children aged 0-5 years old, their parents and carers. They're not-for-profit, accredited and run by specialist early childhood educators. Bookings are essential! Call 02 6621 7397 or email hub@nrcg.org.au. Read more on our website: nrcg.org.au/supported-playgroup#northernnsw #alstonville #alstonvillensw #childcarensw #playgroupnsw #nrcg ... See MoreSee Less
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Term 3 is coming to an end at Alstonville Before and After School Care. We went bowling, built towers, created flower craft and even made play dough! What will the holidays bring? ... See MoreSee Less
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Our financial capability workshops have started across the Northern Rivers! These free workshops help people of all ages who are experiencing financial crisis or hardship. They can be tailored to meet the needs of your group or community.If you are looking to build financial knowledge and gain confidence to make informed financial decisions, come to one of our workshops. For more details, call Renee on 0400 943 157.#northernnsw #northernriversnsw #bundjalung #FinancialCapability #FinancialCapability #moneyproblems #financialinclusion #financialresilience #financialcrisis #financialhardship #workshop #nrcg ... See MoreSee Less
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Hey parents - starting next week is our Spring Vacation Club to keep your kids stimulated and out of the house for 2 whole weeks! Alstonville, Casino, Kyogle, Lismore, Ocean Shores and Wollongbar. Check out the full program of activities on our website: nrcg.org.au/rainbow-region-kids-spring-2022-vacation-club/. For more info and to enrol your kids, call us 6621 7397 or email rrkassist@nrcg.org.au.#OSHC #OSHC #nswschools #nswschools #nswschoolholidays #rainbowregionkids #nrcg #schoolholidays #nswoshc ... See MoreSee Less
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The Community Visitors Scheme is Celebrating 30 years!As a proud provider of this valuable service, today Northern Rivers Community Gateway would like to share with you the story of Sarah and Betty. Two women generations apart, connected during COVID lockdowns and now close friends.www.youtube.com/embed/X2D6fuuR3jQ #volunteerNSW #nrcg #communityvisitorscheme #intergenerational #volunteerlismore ... See MoreSee Less
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It's all fun and games at Alstonville Before School Care. ... See MoreSee Less
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14 September 2022

Northern Rivers Community Gateway
We were recently invited to present our idea for a new support service to the excellent Northern Rivers Community Foundation Women's Giving Circle. Our idea is about supporting older, isolated women to teach their craft, traditional skills and stories to younger people, which has powerful benefits for both generations. We're excited to announce that the Women's Giving Circle loved the idea and have funded us to get the service going. So if you know any older, isolated women in Northern NSW that have skills or stories they'd like to share, ask them to contact us by calling 6621 7397 or emailing fiona@nrcg.org.au.#NRCF #NRCF #northernnsw #olderwomen #intergenerational #nrcg ... See MoreSee Less
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If you want to get in touch with us, you can call, email or visit our premises throughout the Northern Rivers region. Visit our Contact page for more details.

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We want to hear from you. Every piece of feedback we receive helps us to improve our services and create better outcomes for vulnerable people. So talk to us!

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Community Gateway is a registered charity and QIP accredited, assessed against the Quality Improvement Council Health and Community Services 7th Edition Standards.


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work and meet, and offer our respect to their elders, past, present and future.

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