The main way we assist communities with local sponsorship is through our national branch network, with the establishment of long term relationships and commitment from both partners.
Discover how we support important initiatives through our major sponsorships.
In 2014, Bendigo Bank signed on as a Premier Partner with the Adelaide Football Club (Adelaide Crows). This partnership is much bigger than football - it's about our investment in the South Australian community.
Bendigo Bank Spirit
Bendigo Bank is delighted to support Bendigo Bank Spirit in the WNBL. Bendigo Bank Spirit is the WNBL's only regional based women's basketball team.
With strong community links, Bendigo Bank is proudly supporting Bendigo Bank Spirit in providing a pathway to national representation within our regional based city.
Geelong Cats (VFL)
In 2019, Bendigo Bank and the Geelong Cats celebrate 20 years partnering together in the VFL.
As part of our commitment to the Geelong Football Club, we have extended that partnership for a further two years and now include the women's teams into this arrangement.
Bendigo Bank is also a long-term supporter of the club’s Kempe 'Read the Play' programme which raises awareness and educates young people on mental health and wellbeing.
Our Geelong Cats Debit Mastercard allows you to show your true colours everytime you shop, whilst enjoying the ease and security of accessing your own money - no matter where you are. Apply for a Geelong Cats Debit Mastercard.
Helpmann Academy has assisted more than 6,600 emerging artists support their own work, enter their professions with confidence and go on to make strong contributions to South Australia’s community, economy and identity. By creating opportunities via a number of avenues including grants, awards, mentorships and international residency programs, Helpmann is committed to strengthening South Australia as a centre of excellence in creative education.
As part of our continued support of the arts in South Australia, students benefit from our two Awards each year, with further support extending through to masterclass education for students and Helpmann Academy events. This activity is further complemented by the rotating art space in the Reception area of our Grenfell Street building in Adelaide, which features artwork from emerging artists.
For over a decade, Bendigo Bank has been the Principal Regional Partner of Orchestra Victoria, taking live orchestral music and educational workshops to communities across Victoria that the orchestra would not otherwise have been able to reach. The On the mOVe education program provides music development opportunities for young regional musicians and teachers, and culminates in the students joining the full orchestra in a concert.
Together, we bring the joy of music to communities across regional Victoria.
Health & Medical
Channel 7 telethon
Bendigo Bank is proud to be partnering with Channel 7 Telethon Trust to help support children’s health and medical research in WA. Channel 7 Telethon Trust is a West Australian based, registered charitable trust that has a philosophy to financially support the medical and social welfare of children and young people, and to fund research into children’s diseases.
The Telethon Weekend live 26 hour appeal is held at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and is televised on Channel 7 Perth and GWN7 state-wide, with Bendigo Bank Telethon Kids Carnival held over this weekend. The Telethon team works hard with the community to fundraise all year with many different functions and events for everyone to join in. Our WA branches are distribution points for Fat Cat Dolls which are sold to raise funds for this worthy cause.
Mater Little Miracles Easter Appeal
The annual Mater Little Miracles Easter Appeal is an opportunity to give back to Mater for all the amazing work they do to improve the life of the many infants born into their care each year. Without ongoing support, Mater Foundation wouldn’t be able to invest into life-saving research, care and equipment to make sure that all babies have the opportunity to grow up to be happy and healthy children.
Bendigo Bank has been a proud supporter of Mater Foundation for more than 10 years. We have had great success raising much needed support for their causes. One project in particular is the newly opened Pregnancy & Assessment Centre (PAC), located at Mater Mothers Hospital in Southbank QLD. The PAC provides around the clock care for any woman who needs help from day one of pregnancy until six weeks after birth.
Read The Play
Read the Play is a mental health literacy program designed for junior level sports clubs (under-16 football and under-15 netball clubs) and delivered by mental health workers in conjunction with the club’s Player Wellbeing Officer.
The program uses fun and interactive games to engage young people to remove the stigma about mental illness.
The program started in Geelong, Victoria, in 2007 but since then has expanded across the state and into New South Wales. The program’s reach is always expanding and is now active in Victoria (Colac, Geelong, Latrobe Valley, Portland, Wyndham), New South Wales (Murrumbidgee) and South Australia (Mount Gambier).
Our commitment to Read the Play, as a Premier Partner, has allowed for all educational materials to be professionally established and designed and has supported the development of the Read the Play Inc. website.
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