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

Support the Lennox Head Markets on the second Sunday of the month. Next markets are on Sunday, December 10. Ballina Region for Refugees has a stall with a range of quality goods including clothing, shoes, bric-a-brac, homewares, plants and books.

This month there will also be our chance to do the Charity Bucket Collection. It’s an added valuable source of revenue. Please get your fiends to come along.

Seeking Asylum Poetry Prize

Ballina Region for Refugees has run annual Poetry Competitions since 2019.  The competition has been popular with a number of categories, including best poem from an asylum seeker or refugee.

The poems that have won their categories in this and previous years can be can be found on this link

Our New Committee

Congratulations to the members of the new Committee and many thanks to the tireless work of the outgoing Committee members.

We are grateful for the time and effort you put into your support of refugees and Ballina Region for Refugees.

The names and positions of the new Committee members can be found on our website on this link.

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.