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The power to change lives is in your hands!

At Greater Bank, we're committed to the communities we call home. While we show this every day by helping Northern Rivers locals make their financial dreams a reality, we realise that the best way to make communities stronger is by supporting the organisations that bring people together for the common good.

If you are a not-for-profit or charitable community organisation operating in Ballina, Lismore or Casino, read on below to find out how you can benefit from our #GreaterNorthernRivers community funding program.

We’re helping with Flood Relief during the month of May!

$30,000 for flood relief

For the month of May we’re increasing our #GreaterNorthernRivers monthly funding from $3,000 to $30,000. The funding aims to help support our community after devastating floods affected so many in the region.

We’ve picked three deserving organisations providing emergency relief services to locals. As a customer owned bank now we’re putting the decision in your hands to determine how the funds are allocated. The organisation that receives the most votes will receive $15,000, and the second and third placegetters receive $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.

Vote below.

Nominate and go into our wildcard draw!

We know that small community organisations are hurting right now, needing funds quickly to help get them back up and running.

So when you nominate an eligible community organisation for #GreaterNorthernRivers during the month of May the organisation will be entered into the wild card draw worth $2,000!

They’ll also be entered into our backlog of entrants and will go up for voting in a future month, with their chance to win another $2,000!

How to vote

How to vote

Check out the three organisations below who are vying for a share in our $30,000 Community Funding this month, and pick the one you think deserves a financial boost.

Click that vote button

Make your voice heard by clicking on the vote button below the organisation of your choice. You can vote for the organisation of your choice once per hour.

Spread the word

Want more votes for your favourite organisation? Hit that share button and get the message out there on social media - encourage your friends to cast their vote too!

Cast your vote

Cast your vote for May from 9:00am Monday 2 May to 5:00pm Wednesday 25 May!

How to enter

Choose an image that shows off the great work your organisation does in the community. Make sure it’s good quality as we will use it to promote your organisation when it comes up for voting.

Tell us how you make your region Greater in 100 words or less. This description will be used to drive votes for your organisation.

Gather your organisation’s information (see below for more information on what we need to collect from you and why).

Check out our T&Cs at the bottom of this page then upload all your info into the entry form below. That's it - you're in the draw!

What information do we need from you?

As a bank, we have a number of regulatory requirements to verify information on the people and organisations we give money to. This helps prevent things such as money laundering and terrorism finance. This means that we need to collect enough information on your organisation to verify its identity and the identity of its controlling persons. This information differs depending on whether your organisation is an existing Greater Bank customer or not. Don’t worry – you will only need to supply this information once, and if you meet our eligibility criteria, you’ll be included in the community funding program.

Organisation name

Identifying number (e.g. ABN, ACN, Incorporated Identification Number)

Full name of each controlling person(s) of the organisation (for an association this would be president, secretary and treasurer, or equivalents; for a company this would be each director)

If you have any questions about this you can contact us at community@greater.com.au. You can also find our privacy policy here.

Organisation name

Identifying number (e.g. ABN, ACN, Incorporated Identification Number)

Full name, date-of-birth and address of each controlling person(s) of the organisation (for an association this would be president, secretary and treasurer, or equivalents; for a company this would be each director)

Registered office address or principal place of business

If you have any questions about this you can contact us at community@greater.com.au. You can also find our privacy policy here.

Nominate your organisation now

The important little details

 

To view Greater Bank's Privacy Policy in full, click here

Terms and Conditions of Entry – #GreaterNorthernRivers - 2022

1. Greater Bank Limited ABN 88 087 651 956 AFSL/Australian Credit Licence No: 237476 (Greater Bank) is the sole promoter of this competition.

2. This promotion is open to all members of the public who are 18 years of age or older, use Greater Bank’s website, who are natural persons and representatives of organisations listed as a not-for-profit, registered charity, unincorporated association or incorporated association operating within a 50km radius of Ballina, Lismore or Casino, NSW.

3. To enter, an entrant must provide the following information on behalf of their organisation to greater.com.au/greaternorthernrivers :

  • Entrant name
  • Entrant contact phone number
  • Entrant email address
  • Organisation name
  • Organisation identifying number (if any), such as ABN, ACN, Incorporated Identification Number
  • Comment text containing short explanation (approximately 100 words) of how the organisation is contributing towards making the Northern Rivers greater
  • Image conveying the work of the organisation
  • Registered office address or principle place of business of the organisation
  • Full name, Date of Birth and Address of each controlling person/s (for an association this would be president, secretary and treasurer, or equivalents; for a company this would be each director)
  • Note: organisation name, image and comment text will be made visible on Greater Bank’s website and be used to promote the organisation’s nomination in the relevant month.

4. Entries must not be: Late; Delayed; Incomplete; Incomprehensible; Unlawful; Obscene; Defamatory; Libellous; Threatening; Pornographic; Harassing; Hateful; Racially or ethnically offensive; Capable or encouraging of conduct that would be considered a criminal offence; Capable of violating any law; or Capable of giving rise to civil liability.

5. Greater Bank accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries, or entries not received by Greater Bank for any reason whatsoever.

6. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the entrant will be deemed to be the secretary of the organisation on whose behalf a valid entry was uploaded during the prize period.

7. Entry into this draw is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.

8. By submitting an entry in the competition, all entrants warrant that each visual entry media submitted is an original artistic work of the entrant which does not infringe the rights of any third party. The entrant agrees to indemnify Greater Bank against any and all claims, loss, damage and costs arising from a breach of the warranty set out in this condition.

9. Greater Bank will not be liable for any breach of copyright. The entrant will be solely responsible for their own entry and the consequences of submitting them. The entrant represents and warrants that their entry is their own and they own or have all necessary licences, rights, consents and permissions to use and authorize Greater Bank to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all entries to enable inclusion and use of the entries in the manner contemplated by these terms and conditions.

10. Failure to comply with any term or condition may result in disqualification and/or forfeiture of Prizes at Greater Bank’s sole discretion.

11. The promotion runs on a monthly rotational basis with ongoing entry.

12. If Greater Bank is satisfied that the entrant has met all entry criteria, the entrant will be selected to become part of a subsequent voting round. Greater Bank may prioritise which voting round an entrant is included in based upon the timing of their entry, the urgency of the request (e.g. if funding is for a particular event/date) and any other relevant factors. Selection will be performed by a member of the Greater Bank Marketing Team at Greater Bank’s Head Office, 103 Tudor Street, Hamilton at 10.00am AEDT/AEST prior to the following dates:

  • Thursday, 6 January 2022
  • Thursday, 3 February 2022
  • Thursday, 3 March 2022
  • Thursday, 31 March 2022
  • Thursday, 28 April 2022
  • Thursday, 2 June 2022
  • Thursday, 30 June 2022
  • Thursday, 28 July 2022
  • Thursday, 1 September 2022
  • Thursday, 29 September 2022
  • Thursday, 27 October 2022
  • Thursday, 24 November 2022

13. Voting periods for the above entry periods are as follows:

  • January: 9:00am Monday 10 January 2022 – 5:00pm Wednesday 2 February 2022
  • February: 9:00am Monday 7 February 2022 – 5:00pm Wednesday 2 March 2022
  • March: 9:00am Monday 7 March 2022 – 5:00pm Wednesday 30 March 2022
  • April: 9:00am Monday 4 April 2022 – 5:00pm Wednesday 27 April 2022
  • May: 9:00am Monday 2 May 2022 – 5:00pm Wednesday 25 May 2022
  • June: 9:00am Monday 6 June 2022 – 5:00pm Wednesday 29 June 2022
  • July: 9:00am Monday 4 July 2022 – 5:00pm Wednesday 27 July 2022
  • August: 9:00am Monday 1 August 2022 – 5:00pm Wednesday 31 August 2022
  • September: 9:00am Monday 5 September 2022 – 5:00pm Wednesday 28 September 2022
  • October: 9:00am Monday 3 October 2022 – 5:00pm Wednesday 26 October 2022
  • November: 9:00am Monday 31 October 2021 – 5:00pm Wednesday 23 November 2022
  • December: 9:00am Monday 28 November 2022 – 5:00pm Wednesday 14 December 2022

14. Voting is limited to one vote per hour per voter. If Greater Bank has reason to believe the voting element of the competition is being misappropriated, we reserve the right to disqualify entrants at any time.

15. The promotion ends at 11:59pm AEDT, Saturday December 31, 2022.

The Prize:

16. First place: 12 x donations of $2,000.00, into a Greater Bank account (1 per month)

17. Runner Up 1: 12 x donations of $500.00 into a Greater Bank account (1 per month)

18. Runner Up 2: 12 x donation of $500.00 into a Greater Bank account (1 per month)

19. The total prize pool is valued at $36,000.00 per annum.

20. At the completion of each prize period, winners will be decided based on the number of votes received online at https://www.greater.com.au/greaternorthernrivers, however, Greater Bank retains the sole right to allocate the monthly prize pool upon the completion of the prize period. 

21. Winners may be expected to attend Greater Bank’s Ballina, Lismore or Casino branch (whichever is closest) on one of the following dates/times to receive prize and arrange prize transfer:

  • 10:00am Friday, 4 February 2022
  • 10:00am Friday, 4 March 2022
  • 10:00am Friday, 1 April 2022
  • 10:00am Friday, 29 April 2022
  • 10:00am Friday, 27 May 2022
  • 10:00am Friday, 1 July 2022
  • 10:00am Friday, 29 July 2022
  • 10:00am Friday, 2 September 2022
  • 10:00am Friday, 30 September 2022
  • 10:00am Friday, 28 October 2022
  • 10:00am Friday, 25 November 2022
  • 10:00am Friday, 16 December 2022.

May 2022 #GreaterNorthernRivers Special Terms & Conditions for Flood Relief and Wildcard Draw competition

For the month of May 2022, Greater Bank, at its sole discretion, is running a special ‘Flood Relief’ month.

The terms and conditions of the #GreaterNorthernRivers competition 2022 will be varied to give effect to the increased value of the Prize in that month.

All other Terms and conditions will remain unchanged.

Accordingly:

From 12:00 AM Sunday 1 May 2022 until 11:59PM Tuesday 31 May 2022, the #GreaterNorthernRivers competition terms and conditions are varied as follows:

  • Clause 16: “First place, 1 x donation of $15,000.00 into a Greater Bank account”
  • Clause 17: “Second place, 1 x donation of $10,000.00 into a Greater Bank account”
  • Clause 18: “Third place, 1 x donation of $5,000.00 into a Greater Bank account.”
  • At 12:00AM on Wednesday 1 June 2022, clauses 16-17 will revert.
  • Clause 18 of the Terms and Conditions of Entry -#GreaterNorthernRivers – 2022 is amended as follows: “The total prize pool is valued at $63,000.00 per annum.

Wildcard Draw Competition

For the month of May 2022, Greater Bank, at its sole discretion, is running a special ‘wildcard draw’ competition as part of #GreaterNorthernRivers.

The following competition terms and conditions apply:

1. This competition commences on 9:00am AEST Sunday 1 May 2022 and closes at midnight AEST on Tuesday 31 May 2022 (Competition Period).

2. To enter, an entrant must submit a valid nomination for Greater Bank’s #GreaterNorthernRivers community funding program as per the terms and conditions, during the Competition Period.

3. You may enter only once per organisation.

Prize

4. If you win your organisation will receive $2,000.00 paid into a Greater Bank account (Prize).

5. The Winner will be chosen by random selection by Greater Bank’s community engagement team at 10:00am AEST on Wednesday 1 June 2022 at 103 Tudor Street, Hamilton NSW 2303.

6. The Winner will be announced on or by 10:00am AEST Thursday 2 June 2022 on Greater Bank’s Instagram and Facebook accounts, and website (www.greater.com.au/greaternorthernrivers) and will be notified by phone using the contact details provided by 5:00pm AEST Wednesday 1 June 2022.

7. To claim the Prize you must open a Greater Bank account in the name of the winning organisation, or provide bank details for the organisation.

8. Any winning organisation which is not a current customer of Greater Bank will be required to open a business account. The Office Bearers will be required to provide sufficient identification in branch to open an account. If the Office Bearers are unable to provide identification as required, they will forego the Prize.

9. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash. If you do not take a part of the Prize at the time set by Greater Bank, you will forfeit that part. If the advertised Prize is unavailable, Greater Bank will substitute it for one of equal or greater value.

If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this competition is affected for any reason, Greater Bank may in its sole discretion, subject to licencing authority approval, cancel, terminate, change or suspend the competition. Greater Bank may disqualify anyone who tampers (or benefits from tampering) with the entry process or the conduct of the competition or who has, in Greater Bank’s reasonable opinion, engaged in conduct which is fraudulent, misleading or generally damaging to the reputation of Greater Bank or has breached these Terms and Conditions.