More than 12 months on from the bushfires that devastated many parts of regional NSW, Greater Bank’s long standing community partner, BackTrack, is working hard to provide important bushfire recovery assistance to farmers in need across the Mid-North Coast.
Greater Bank has partnered with BackTrack since 2014, a not-for-profit community organisation that aides and assists young people in the New England region who are struggling to reconnect with education and training.
BackTrack employs a team of qualified supervisors and trainees who deliver sub-contracting and labour hire services to help their young participants work on real jobs that give them job-ready skills and accreditation.
This year the program has taken participants to fire-affected areas of Regional NSW to work on the reconstruction of fences for farming communities in need. This project offers the boys involved the chance to be a part of something that matters, not just to them as individuals but to residents who have been severely impacted by the catastrophic fires that swept through the region.
Beyond the more than $300,000 in funding that Greater Bank has provided, a number of our staff have volunteered with BackTrack since 2014 to assist some of the young boys involved in the program to complete tax returns and other aspects that underpin financial independence.
We are proud to work with BackTrack on a multi-faceted program that prepares disadvantaged youths for employment, helps them find job prospects and ultimately lead happier and more productive lives.