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

First Step emergency relief

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

NSW flood recovery volunteer recruitment

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

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 an aged care facility.

Be Connected

One-on-one guidance for seniors on how to use computers and mobile devices, with an experienced and friendly tutor.

No Interest Loans (NILs)

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

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20 May 2022

Northern Rivers Community Gateway
Did you know that our Rainbow Region Kids outside school hours childcare service in Alstonville has moved? It now has a permanent home at the old Alstonville Pudding Factory, behind two local primary schools. Now we have more space to laugh, dance and play with more kids than ever before. We'll soon have some proper signage going up too, so stay tuned. For more information, call us 02 6621 7397. #alstonville #RRK #OSHC #AlstonvilleNSW ... See MoreSee Less
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20 May 2022

Northern Rivers Community Gateway
Want more company in your life? We deliver the Community Visitors Scheme throughout Northern NSW, which improves quality of life for older people by growing social connections. If you are an older person and would like to meet one of our volunteer visitors, or you think you could spare 1 hour a week to improve quality of life for an older person, contact us now. Email hub@nrcg.org.au or call (02) 6621 73 97. Read more on our website nrcg.org.au/want-more-company-in-your-life/#CVS #CVS #volunteerNSW #volunteerNSW #nationalvolunteerweek2022 #NationalVolunteerWeek2021 #Communityvisitorsscheme #communityvisitor #northernnsw #lismorensw ... See MoreSee Less
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The Volunteering NSW 2022 state conference will take place on Thursday 9 June 2022 in Sydney. Through it, leaders and practitioners can come together to build knowledge, leadership and best practices in the volunteering sector.The conference is a great opportunity for volunteer coordinators and managers in the not-for-profit and community sectors. It will explore the theme 'evolving together' focusing on innovation, diversity, inclusion, leadership, collaboration, valuing and repositioning volunteering. For more information about the conference and to register, www.volunteering.com.au/volunteering-nsw-2022-state-conference#NVW2022 #bettertogether #waveforvolunteers #centreforvolunteering #centreforvolunteeringnsw ... See MoreSee Less
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We’re seeking Rainbow Region Kids casual childcare assistant coordinators and childcare educators for vacation care, before school care and after school care in Alstonville, Casino, Kyogle, Lismore, Ocean Shores and Wollongbar. For more info, call Shaun on 0429 640 075 or email shaunmcpherson@nrcg.org.au#OSHC #oosh #northernnsw ... See MoreSee Less
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This week we celebrate “National Volunteer Week – Better Together.” We are joining organisations all around Australia to celebrate the significant contributions that volunteers make every day. Nearly 5 million people volunteer in NSW alone, and this absolutely deserves recognition this week. Volunteering brings people together, builds communities and helps create positive social change. We would like to say THANK YOU to all the wonderful volunteers that make a difference in our communities and in our organisation! We couldn’t do what we do without you.#NVW2022 #BetterTogether #WaveForVolunteers ... See MoreSee Less
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We're relieved to say that the difficult post-flood return to our Carrington Street home has begun.Goldsmiths Building Services have started demolishing the internal wall studs and other damaged fixtures on the ground floor of our Lismore head office and community hub. We hope and expect that this first important step in our recovery is completed by the end of this week.After that, we can begin reconstruction. And just like our post-2017 flood recovery, we hope to be back better than ever. ... See MoreSee Less
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This week, 9-15 May is Neighbourhood Centre Week, acknowledging the contribution and positive impact of Neighbourhood Centres all over Australia.For nearly 50 years, our purpose has been to support the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our communities. Since devastating bushfires a couple of years ago, a global pandemic and recent unprecedented flooding in our region, our role has become more important than ever.We take this responsibility seriously, are committed to supporting our clients and proud to serve our communities.Read more about Neighbourhood Centre Week on the Local Community Services Association website here: lcsansw.org.au/Public/News_and_Events/Neighbourhood-Centre-Week/Public/News-and-Events/Neighbourh...#lcsa #NeighbourhoodCentreWeek #neighbourhoodcentreweek2022 #anhca ... See MoreSee Less
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Nominations are now open for the 2022 NSW Volunteer of The Year awards.Volunteers have made a heroic contribution to recent flooding response and recovery efforts throughout our region and the state. These awards give us all an opportunity to recognise the incredible impact that volunteers have had on our communities and are one of the biggest celebrations of volunteering across the country.Nomination can be made across 8 different award categories and close on 17 June. Make your nomination now at the Centre for Volunteering website here: www.volunteering.com.au/volunteer-awards/ #volunteerNSW #volunteerNSW #centreforvolunteeringnsw #centreforvolunteering ... 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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