Sponsorships & Grants

The Canterbury, Surrey Hills, Ashburton and Balwyn Community Bank® Branches offer sponsorships and grants to local organisations to facilitate their valuable activities in building and strengthening our community. Sponsorships and grants are made possible by the profit generated from banking services provided at our four branches. We promise to return 60 per cent of earnings back to the community. We support over 250 groups and organisations and have given back more than $3.2 million through our sponsorship and incentive payment programs.

Who can apply for Sponsorship?
We accept sponsorship applications from local organisations and clubs in the Canterbury, Ashburton, Surrey Hills and Balwyn areas. We focus on organisations that aim to improve community links:

  • Community groups and organisations – scout groups, traders associations, rotary clubs, probus clubs;
  • Community welfare organisations – disability associations, neighbourhood houses and centres, parent support groups;
  • Schools and early childhood organisations – primary schools, secondary schools, private schools, government schools, preschools, kindergartens, toy librarie;
  • Sporting clubs – cricket clubs, football clubs, soccer clubs, netball clubs, lacrosse clubs, hockey clubs, swimming clubs.

What are our Sponsors required to do?
Sponsorship is provided to organisations to support their projects and objectives. It also provides the Community Bank® with the opportunity to engage with members and supporters to promote the benefits of community banking. The community banking point of difference is about building relationships and creating stronger communities, in addition to offering competitive banking services.  The continued success of our sponsorship program is reliant on the community supporting the Community Bank® through banking services.

To apply for sponsorship, please complete the sponsorship application form and contact one of our branches.

You may not think it matters who you bank with. But we know that’s not the case. Just take a look at our Community Balance Sheet.

Yes, it’s time to feel good about who you bank with.