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Not-for-profit customers and clubs impacted by coronavirus

We're here to support you

It's a difficult, uncertain time for not-for-profits and clubs.

Here you will find the support we can offer you.

To talk about your situation, contact our not-for-profit specialists on 1300 272 265 or your local branch.

This page is updated regularly so keep visiting. View our latest updates for other important information.

Bendigo Bank assistance packages

Financial assistance package

If you need financial help during a difficult time for your not-for-profit, we continue to offer an assistance package that is considered case by case, based on the severity of the impact. This can include:

  • Fees waived to restructure or consolidate loans
  • Other fees waived or deferred
  • Waive merchant terminal rental fee for three months
  • No interest rate reduction for early withdrawals on term deposits

Federal government assistance

The Federal Government is helping not-for-profits with a range of measures.

The government’s stimulus will assist around 30,000 not-for-profits manage cash flow challenges and help organisations retain their employees. This is joined by various state-based payroll tax relief initiatives.

In addition, the government has announced support of $74 million to boost mental health services, and $150 million to fund domestic abuse support.

Business Stimulus Package

Please visit the Australian Government’s Treasury website to find out the latest information or speak with your accountant to find out if you qualify.

SME Guarantee Scheme

The Government has established the Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This includes not-for-profit organisations.

For further details on the scheme visit the Australian Government's Treasury website.

In response, we developed the Business Support Loan, however, this product is no longer available as of 30 September 2020. Please contact your Community Sector Banking business manager or our team on 1300 272 265 to discuss other financial assistance options available for your business.

Equipment Finance Special Offer

The Equipment Finance Special Offer is about helping our Business Customers to adapt to the new COVID safe economy and invest for the future. View our Equipment Finance page to find out more.

More support information from the Australian Government 

Visit Business.gov.au or call their support line 13 28 26.

Visit the Fair Work website for information on how ways of working are changing.

Visit the Australian Government's Treasury website and the Australian Government website for more information on the Government's response to Coronavirus. This includes individual State and Territory Government information.

Visit Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) for advice on charities affected by COVID-19.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL / Australian Credit Licence 237879. Any advice provided on this website is of a general nature only and does not take into account your personal needs, objectives and financial circumstances. You should consider whether it is appropriate for your situation. Please read the applicable Disclosure Documents before acquiring any product described on this website. Please also review our Financial Services Guide (FSG) before accessing information on this website. Information on this page can change without notice to you.

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