Canterbury Surrey Hills Community Finance Ltd

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Canterbury, Ashburton, Surrey Hills and Balwyn Community Bank¬ģ branches are built on the philosophy of giving back to the communities that support us. Our business contributes to the success of the local community by helping its members through sponsorships and grants.
By simply banking with us, you contribute to your local community.

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Latest Community Projects

Club takes lead on Mental Health awareness

Hawthorn Amateur Football Club recently held its annual Mental Health Awareness breakfast, which forms part of a week-long program run at the club. A former AFL player  shared his story of overcoming a long struggle with depression, drugs and alcohol abuse. John Pesutto MP and Shadow Attorney- General attended the breakfast and praised the great work the club was doing to educate their players. Nick Coker, Senior Manager attended this event and was able to see first-hand how important our sponsorship dollars are and how they benefit the community.

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Ashburton Branch supporting The Foundation of Goodness.

The team from the Ashburton Community Bank¬ģ branch recently attended a charity event sponsored by Bendigo Bank showcasing Sri Lankan culture to Melbourne. The event raised funds for The Foundation of Goodness. This¬†Foundation supports the a holistic approach to bridging the gap between the urban and rural sector in Sri Lanka, empowering over 30,000 lives in 100+ villages.

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Local banking supports Preschool

The Florence Road Preschool in Surrey Hills was recently presented with a $1,000 incentive payment in recognition of one of the Preschool families switching their banking to the local Community Bank. Surrey Hills Community Bank staff member, Eve Waterstone presented the cheque to President of the Florence Road Preschool Committee, Kirsten Reddoch. The Surrey Hills Community Bank branch has a strong relationship with the Preschool and looks forward to contributing more funds in the future.

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Keeping Score

Ashburton Community Bank branch Manager, Kathy Koulouris and Customer Relationship Officer, Indu Angammana recently attended the Camberwell Central Bowls Club to present a cheque for $1,500. The funds from the Community Bank have enabled the purchase of four new manual scoreboards for the club.

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Member Banking means revenue for the club.

Surrey Hills Community Bank Branch Manager Maggie Stamoulis, recently attended a committee meeting at the Riversdale Soccer Club. A cheque for $1,000 was presented to club President Rob Favata. The payment was made in recogntion of the settlement of a loan taken out by a club member. We look forward to continuing our prosperous relationship with the Club.

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Jinx and Jasper- off with the pixies.

The Community Bank¬ģ recently¬†provided the prizes for a competition¬†run by Canterbury Stationeers to¬†nominate the most interesting or¬†whimsical name for the characters¬†featured in the beautiful Canterbury¬†Station mural.¬†The mural was created by artist¬†Hayden Dewar. The winning names¬†are ‚ÄėJinx‚Äô for the pixie and ‚ÄėJasper‚Äô for¬†the boy, chosen by competition¬†winners Caitlin Matthews and Jenna¬†Kohari.

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Sharks on their way to Finals

Camberwell Sharks Junior Football Club recently held their monthly medal night. Senior Manager, Nick Coker presented to players and parents the benefit of banking with our Community Bank to  drive to raise funds for lights on the top oval. AFL star Bachar Houli from the Richmond Football Club provided players with tips and advice on improving their skills. We wish the Sharks all the best for the finals.

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ÔĽŅMember banking provides revenue for club.


Hawthorn Amateur Football Club¬†members are great supporters of the¬†Canterbury, Ashburton, Surrey Hills¬†and Balwyn Community Bank¬ģ¬†branches.¬†Community Bank¬ģ staff Maggie¬†Stamoulis and Nick Coker and¬†Director, Dick Menting recently¬†attended a sponsors lunch at the¬†club where they presented an¬†incentive payment of $1,000 for¬†banking undertaken by a member.¬†The strong relationship with this club¬†is evident in the more than $45,000¬†the Community Bank¬ģ has¬†contributed in Sponsorship and¬†Incentive payments over the year.

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Women's Football and Netball teams at Canterbury FC.

Casey Etherton, Manager of the¬†Canterbury Community Bank¬†branch recently presented the¬†Canterbury Football Club President,¬†B.J. Lashbrook a cheque for $3,000.¬†Funds provided by the Community¬†Bank¬ģ will be used to support the¬†establishment of a female football¬†team to play in the 2017 season. In¬†addition to this they are expanding¬†the club to include three netball¬†teams, positioning the club as a¬†true community sporting club.

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Supporting local Families.

The Boroondara Family Network provides support to families with newborn babies and young children. The group is coordinated by experienced volunteers who make regular home visits to families who don’t have social or family networks to support them. Volunteers provide assistance with parenting, providing advice on everyday issues and support with problems which can arise when a new baby arrives in the family. ¬†The Community Bank¬ģ is very pleased to support this vital service. Our contribution will allow the network to increase the number of clients they can service.

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