Bank has cash for com­mu­nity groups

Campaspe News - - LOCAL CLASSIES | TRADE & SERVICES GUIDE - By VIVI­ENNE DUCK

AP­PLI­CA­TIONS are now open for the El­more/Lock­ing­ton/Rochester Com­mu­nity Bank branches Com­mu­nity Spon­sor­ship Pro­gram.

In its third round, the Com­mu­nity Spon­sor­ship Pro­gram is open to all or­gan­i­sa­tions and groups in the El­more, Lock­ing­ton and Rochester dis­tricts.

Lock­more Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices chair Brad Drust, who will as­sess the ap­pli­cants, said they were ex­cited to again be re­ceiv­ing ap­pli­ca­tions that would sup­port local pro­grams, pro­jects and events

‘‘We gave away over $40,000 in our first two rounds of this fund­ing pro­gram,’’ he said. ‘‘This was all made pos­si­ble thanks to the cus­tomers of the El­more/ Lock­ing­ton/ Rochester Com­mu­nity Bank.’’

Se­nior branch man­ager Tra­cie Kyne said the more cus­tomers banked with them the more the com­pany could in­vest in the com­mu­nity.

‘‘It’s sim­ple,’’ she said. ‘‘With many other banks turn­ing their backs on re­gional towns like ours we once again prove our com­mit­ment to this com­mu­nity.’’

‘‘Talk to our staff, bring your

We gave away over $40,000 in our first two rounds ‘ — Brad Drust

bank­ing across and watch our com­mu­nity ben­e­fit.’’

Pre­vi­ous re­cip­i­ents of Com­mu­nity Bank spon­sor­ship in­clude Lock­ing­ton Pre-school, St Joseph’s Pri­mary School Rochester, Strathal­lan Land­care, El­more Me­mo­rial Hall, El­more Ceme­tery, Pine Grove CFA, Com­mu­nity Bank Rochester Net­ball In­vi­ta­tional, Lock­ing­ton Ac­tion Club, Rochester United Cricket Club, Lock­ing­ton Com­mu­nity News, Lock­ing­ton Bush Nurs­ing and Rochester Lit­tle Ath­let­ics.

In­for­ma­tion on how to ap­ply can be found at

www.bendigob­ank.com.au/pub­lic/com­mu­nity/our­branches/el­more/spon­sor­ship­sand­grants or by vis­it­ing a branch.

Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Septem­ber 15.

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