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

No Interest Loans (NILs)

No interest loans up to $2000 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.

Financial capability workshops

Free workshops to help financially disadvantaged people in Northern NSW make smarter money choices.

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.

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Organisations like ours need core funding to better support those people in need. Thank you NCOSS for your advocacy! Now is the time for the State Government to commit to greater funding of Neighbourhood and Community Centres like ours. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our hearfelt gratitude goes to Northern Rivers Community Foundation for believing in our vision and funding this project to share women's expert knowledge and experience.Funded through the generosity of NRCF's Women's Giving Circle, a new program is supporting intergenereational wisdom sharing and reducing loneliness at the same time.Northern Rivers Community Gateway has developed a new service that connects older, isolated women in our region with children, in a series of workshops to teach craft and other traditional skills and stories to younger generations.This kind of intergenerational sharing benefits older people by providing social connection. It also benefits younger ones too, by giving them a sense of identity, culture and self worth.To help support projects like this and become a member of NRCF's Women's Giving circle email Lisa at engagement@nrcf.org.au..........#givewhereyoulive #thenrcf #northernriverscommunityfoundation #resilience #regeneration #women #housing #notforprofit #impact #northernrivers #charitydonations #generosity #womensgivingcircle #intergenerational #newgenerations ... See MoreSee Less
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Help us to close the gap! Today is national Close the Gap Day. It's a day to reflect on the continued health, social and economic disparities between First Nations and non-indigenous Australians. It's a day to acknowledge the strength and determination of our First Nations peoples. And it's a day to review where we're at in the 16th year of the Close the Gap campaign, and to challenge our communities to do better.We advocate for the empowerment of First Nations Australians, and we believe that closing the gap is a fundamental part of this. We can all take action by signing the Close the Gap pledge. Ask your friends and colleagues to do the same: closethegap.org.au/join-the-campaign/For more information about Close the Gap Day, visit closethegap.org.au/close-the-gap-day/#CloseTheGap Close the Gap @closethegapcampaign ... See MoreSee Less
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Hey parents – get your kids out of the house during the April school holidays, and into Rainbow Region Kids Vacation Club in Alstonville, Casino, Kyogle, Lismore, Ocean Shores and Wollongbar. Fun, safe and educational. Not-for-profit, community-driven, externally accredited and childcare subsidy approved. Places are limited so book now to secure your place – call 6621 7397, email rrkassist@nrcg.org.au, or use Xplor app.#northernnsw #alstonville #alstonvillensw #casinonsw #kyogle #kyoglensw #lismorensw #oceanshoresnsw #wollongbar #wollongbarnsw #OSHC #OSHC #nswoshc #oshcnsw #nswschools #nswschoolholidays #nswschools #nswschoolbreak ... See MoreSee Less
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We're hiring – looking for part time supervisors and casual educators to join our Rainbow Region Kids outside school hours childcare services in Ocean Shores. Click the link below to find out more and apply! jobboards.adlogic.com.au/community-gateway/job-details/query/oshc-educators-ocean-shores/in/austr... ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you heard about NILs no interest loans? They're designed to provide safe, fair and affordable credit to people living on a low income. No fees. No interest. Ever. If you'd like to know more, call us on 02 6621 7397, email nils@nrcg.org.au, or visit our website page nrcg.org.au/no-interest-loans-nils/Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand NSW Fair Trading #interestfree #northernnsw #lismorensw #NILSLoan #NILSLoan #nils #safecredit #financialdisadvantage #doingittough ... See MoreSee Less
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6 March 2023

Northern Rivers Community Gateway
We are seeking community members throughout the Far North Coast to volunteer a little of their time to make a big difference in an elderly persons life. Be a part of the type of community that you want to live in. Email kahnquinlan@nrcg.org.au, or call/msg 0427558126, or comment below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. #volunteer #farnorthcoast #tweedheads #byronbaylife #ballinansw #lismorensw #kingscliff #casinonsw #graftonnsw #kyogle #mullumbimby #murwillumbah #yamba #alstonville #nrcg ... See MoreSee Less
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We have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join our accounts team supporting the finance function of Community Gateway. Tasks include payroll administration and processing, accounts payable, data entry, fee processing and collection and administration support multiple business units in a four day per week perm part time role. We have been making a difference in our communities for fifty years. Be the change you want to see!Click the link below to apply!jobboards.adlogic.com.au/community-gateway/job-details/query/administration-and-accounts-assistan... ... See MoreSee Less
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From 18-24 February, people all around Australia are getting together to show support for a referendum on a First Nations voice to parliament.We have been proudly supporting First Nations Australians for nearly 50 years and have seen first hand the vulnerability and disadvantage many of them face every day, through successive generations.We advocate for the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We believe that a First Nations voice in our national parliament will support this vision, and that the majority of Australians share our view. Let's get to yes!Learn more about the indigenous voice to parliament here: fromtheheart.com.au/education/@ReconciliationAus @reconciliationaus #ReconciliationAustralia #ReconciliationAustralia #VoiceToParliament #VoiceToParliament #letsgettoyes #FirstNationsAustralia #FirstNationsAustralia #fromtheheart ... 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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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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