The past 12 months has seen Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s Community Enterprise Foundation™ continue to work with communities throughout Australia. During this time the Foundation administered 182 community grants programs; distributed more than $9 million in grants and delivered 70 youth scholarships.
Turramurra NSW April 2013
When Kur-ing-gai’s $3.2 million emergency services headquarters officially opens in 2013, locals will be justified in patting themselves on the back. Read more about this exciting community achievement. Click here to read more.
Agnes Water QLD May 2013
In the Victorian farming community of Coleraine, a group of local Community Bank® directors were having their monthly board meeting. More than 2200 kilometres away, the Queensland community of Agnes Water was under water. Read more about the generosity of the Community Bank® network
Mt Gambier SA May 2013
All school children in the Mt Gambier district now have access to a nutritious breakfast thanks to the local Community Bank® branch and Foodbank. Click here to read more.
Mundubbera QLD May 2013
Donations from Australians to the Community Enterprise Foundation™ Flood Appeal have been used to build a two-bedroom unit at the Mundubbera Senior Citizens Home Units. Click here to read more.
Love Your Sister 2013
Ballarat VIC April 2013
For Camperdown’s Noel and Nellie Carter, charity begins at home.
Read about their generous donation to the Carngham Bushfire Appeal.
Virginia SA April 2013
The South Australian community of Two Wells took up the challenge – or more accurately, the Challenge Grant – to help fund a $500,000 sports facility redevelopment.
Read about Virginia and Districts Community Bank® Branch’s involvement in this project.
Bundaberg QLD March 2013
The Bundaberg branch of Bendigo Bank funded The Salvation Army to purchase a $100,000 Emergency Vehicle and Mobile Catering Trailer as a result of the 2011 floods.
In 2013, the community flooded again and the emergency vehicle hit Bundaberg’s roads for the first time on Wednesday 27th January 2013 and hasn’t stopped.
An appeal has been launched by the branch to raise further money to assist locals.
Read more about the Bundaberg branch’s good work here.
Mt Gambier SA March 2013
Congratulations to the young people throughout Australia who have embarked on their tertiary studies and benefited from this year’s round of Community Bank® scholarships.
Together with the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Chairman’s scholarships, this year 127 students throughout Australia received more than $700,000 in first and second year scholarships.
Read about Caitlyn Old’s scholarship win and her plans for the future.
Fires and floods March 2013
One month into 2013 and our Community Enterprise Foundation™, in partnership with Australian communities, had opened eight separate fundraising appeals.
Read more about communities helping communities during times of need.
Maryborough VIC March 2013
Maryborough’s Palliative Care unit is officially launched and open - now it’s time for the community to dig deep to raise funds for a $1.2 million Wellness and Support Centre.
The district’s Community Bank® branches in Avoca and Maryborough have launched the Appeal with a $100,000 cheque. Read how you can donate.