Community sponsorship for refugees is a growing global movement. Join Ballina Region for Refugees (BR4R) to ensure that refugees are warmly welcomed to the Northern Rivers and have the support they need to find their feet in our communities.  We provide practical support to everyday people working together to prepare for, welcome refugees and support them for the first 12 months.

BR4R receives its funding from donations and fund raising activities. We do not receive any government support.

Lennox Markets

Lennox Head Markets have closed but Ballina Region for Refugees (BR4R) will have a stall at the Bangalow Markets on April 28. BR4R would like to acknowledge the enormous contribution made by Meg, Trish and the many others that have made our stall such a success and contributed so much to the welfare of refugees.

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Mullum Refugee Support Group

Mullumbimby Refugee Support Group hopes to welcome a Syrian family within the next few months. 

Their coordinator, Delhove Blennerhassett, said “We couldn’t have done it without signing a partnership agreement with BR4R, who will take on the lion’s share of fundraising”

They would become the seventh family to be settled in the area under the Federal Government’s Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot program.

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Many of our supporters pay a small annual membership fee. Member communication and meetings will connect with you other like-minded people as well as give you the opportunity to have your say. Members may attend and vote at the AGM, take on one of Ballina Region for Refugees’ coordinator roles, or join the management team. Regardless of how little or how much you want to get involved, as a member you have the satisfaction of making a sustained and meaningful contribution to Ballina Region for Refugees.