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Inspiring stories

Communities shaping the future of Australia

Caring for communities

Since we began 20 years ago, we've committed to investing in development of sustainable communities. Communities rich in culture, resources, people, and spirit.

Across Australia we partner with Community Bank companies, businesses, donors, and customers. We aim to assist in the strengthening and resilience of Australian communities.

Our stories tell a snapshot of our journey so far.


Bushfire appeal stories

Your donations are hitting the ground and making a difference in fire affected communities.

Read our disaster recovery stories

Inspiring communities

Across Australia, communities are throwing their weight behind life changing initiatives.

Read your stories


The past three years have been undoubtedly unprecedented, and our communities have faced into a great amount of resilience, spirit and determination.

Here are the stories that you helped us achieve:

Your stories 2023

Your stories 2022

Your stories 2021

Your stories 2020

Things you should know

The Community Enterprise Foundation (CEF) is proud to facilitate the work of a wide range of very generous donors. However, all funding distributed by the trusts concerned is at the discretion of the trustee – Sandhurst Trustees Limited whilst at all times taking into account donor wishes and advice. All grants and scholarships are made from the relevant trust administered by CEF on behalf of Sandhurst Trustees Limited, as trustee. Sandhurst Trustees Limited ABN 16 004 030 737 a subsidiary of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited ABN 11 068 049 178.

Grants and appeals outlined are administered by CEF and allocated from the following trusts:
Community Enterprise Foundation (DGR) ABN 69 694 230 518
Community Enterprise Charitable Fund (TCC) ABN 12 102 649 968
Community Enterprise Foundation Disaster Relief Fund ABN 71 589 381 152

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of this nation and the Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present as it is their knowledge and experience that holds the key to the success of future generations.

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