Greater Bank is giving community groups across the NSW Northern Rivers region the chance to share in $3,000 each month as part of its newly expanded #GreaterNorthernRivers community funding program.
Each month from November, Greater Bank will select three organisations that the community then vote on, with the winner receiving $2,000 and the runners-up each taking away $500.
Greater Bank’s Regional Manager, Scott McCluskey, said the program is an extension of the customer-owned bank’s commitment to supporting the Northern Rivers region.
“Like the rest of the state and indeed the country, the Northern Rivers region has been impacted by the pandemic, causing plenty of disruption to households, small business and community groups,” Mr McCluskey said.
“That’s why it’s more important than ever for Greater Bank to support the communities that support us, and why we are proud to expand our community funding program into the Northern Rivers, a region we have been part of since 1970s."
Scott McCluskey, Greater Bank's Regional Manager
“#GreaterNorthernRivers will generate positive action for community groups, be they grassroots sporting clubs, school P&C associations, not-for-profit volunteer-run organisations or established charities, who can use this funding to improve their facilities, innovate the way they deliver their programs or even expand their services to support a new or specific need in the community.
“Since 2016, our community funding programs have invested more than $500,000 to a diverse range of groups across the state, many of whom struggle for regular funding.
“We’ve seen first-hand the positive impact this funding has had on the groups we have funded and the communities they support, which is why we’re excited to now launch the #GreaterNorthernRivers program and help make a difference to community groups in this region.”
Nominations for the monthly #GreaterNorthernRivers community funding program are now open.
Community groups, such as grassroots sporting clubs, school P&C associations, charities and not-for-profit volunteer-run organisations can nominate by visiting greater.com.au/greaternorthernrivers and explain in 100 words or less, how they are helping to improve the lives of locals.
Voting in the inaugural round will open at 9:00am on Monday, 1 November 2021 and closes at 5:00pm, Wednesday, 24 November 2021. To vote, go online to greater.com.au/greaternorthernrivers.