Sponsorships & Grants

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.

Community Funding

As a result of the banking business Rye, Dromana and Rosebud Community Bank® Branches receives, Rye and District Community Financial Services Ltd is able to return funds to the local community through sponsorship, grants and community investments.

To find out more about the range of funds available, our funding rounds and the conditions of funding, please speak with your Rye, Dromana, or Rosebud branch manager.

Stories of Success

Rye and District youth centre

Rye Youth Centre was an initiative of our board that came to fruition in February 2006.

The board had noted a need for support for young people in the town of Rye. It was their belief that a strong community nurtures its young to grow the next generation of leaders.

Moving quickly they partnered with YMCA Victoria to secure a youth worker and the Mornington Peninsula Shire to secure a premises.

In the ten years since its beginning the initiative has focused on building leadership potential and providing support and advocacy for Rye's young people. This has resulted in a growing local network of confident and competent leaders.

Tootgarook Primary School community building

In the early 2000's Tootgarook Primary School was run-down and earmarked for new infrastructure. This was taking time so they approached us to help make their vision of a modern and well-resourced school a reality.

We committed $30,000 a year over ten years to enable the construction, fit-out and landscaping of their new community building.

The building was completed in 2007 and has been used for a range of activities which would have been difficult or impossible without it.

These include music lessons, band practice, zumba classes and a breakfast club for students. As a result the community building is the school's most regularly used facility each year.