NOTICEBOARD and e-commerce website Community Engine is giving away $100,000 to community groups or charities in the Northern Rivers, but locals have been slow to take up this offer of free money from a private business.
Too good to be true?
Community Engine's regional acquisition manager, Dean Power, explained that the company had decided to give the money to small organisations and invest their advertising budget into the community, while broadening the amount of people that sign up and use their website.
The offer means that community groups create a free profile on www.communityengine.com.au and then encourage their supporters to go online and register as users and 'follow' the organisation.
Each 'follower' generates a $1 donation from Community Engine, with a maximum of $5000 per community group.
Mr Power confirmed that there is still "a lot of money to give away, we are not in danger of running out of it in the next three days".
Any organisation that needs help to upload a profile on the website can also call 1300 266 686, email email@example.com or visit them at Shop 1, 1 Byron Street, Byron Bay.
Some organisations that have already registered include: Our Kids, the Stella Network, the Lismore Lantern Parade, WIRES Northern Rivers and Lismore PCYC.