Helping a club from the ground up

Camberwell Sharks Junior Football Club has 18 teams, ranging from under 9s to Colts, with teams for boys and girls. Our Canterbury, Ashburton, Surrey Hills and Balwyn Community Bank® branches have supported the club for many years, providing $50,000 in sponsorship to help build the club rooms.

Helping young people identify their strengths

Local community organisation, Camcare, is planning a ‘Love Bites’ program for high school students (aged 15-17 years). The program aims to help young people build ‘respectful relationships’. It covers issues such as gender stereotypes, domestic and family violence, sexual assault and peer support. CASH group chairman, Juliann Byron, and Ashburton Community Bank® Branch manager, Maggie,…

Saving local lives

Community defibrillators save lives. Our local Community Bank® branches are on a mission to equip our local shopping centres and sporting areas with these amazing life saving devices. Easy to use and safe to operate, the defibrillators actually tell you what to do. Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch Manager, Aaron, presented Cocco Latte Café owner Nalin…

Learning Really is for Life

Learning 4 Life (L4L) Autism Centre helps children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to reach their potential. So our Balwyn Community Bank® Branch did a little helping of its own, sponsoring L4L’s main fundraising activity each year, the Gala Ball. L4L uses the money it raises to run educational program, subsidise payments for families struggling financially,…

Bankers of the future?

Every year, Fintona Girls School presents an award for the Commerce Student of the Year. And who better to sponsor such an award than our Balwyn Community Bank® Branch. Who knows, the award may inspire a future banker. This year, it was a tie, so our Balwyn Branch manager Jade, presented each winner with $50…

Just in time for ‘Hoop Time’

Maggie, manager of our Ashburton Community Bank® Branch, was at Ashburton Primary School this week to hand over a sports pack, valued at over $1,500. The pack contains sports tops, cricket gear, basketballs, volleyballs, footballs and soccer balls, all cobranded with bank and school logos. The packs arrived just in time for the school’s upcoming…

Supporting Ashburton Bowls Club

Maggie, manager of our Ashburton Community Bank® Branch, visited Ashburton Bowls Club this week to hand over a cheque for $1,000. The cheque is our way of thanking the club’s supporters for coming to us for their banking needs. A supporter recently settled a home loan with our Ashburton Branch, so we’ve donated $1,000 to…

Working together to create beautiful things

Surrey Hills Community Bank® staff member, Adam, visited Our Holy Redeemer Primary School, to talk about building a partnership that benefits us both. Adam met with business manager Trish Fisher and Principal Liz McIntyre. While he was there, Adam also spent some time admiring a student painting that won a state award.

A Real Partnership

The Old Carey Grammarians Football Club game against St Bernards Football Club on Saturday was 2nd against 3rd in the VAFA premier division. St Bernards took the points, but Old Carey’s day was not a total loss. Nick Coker, our senior manager, presented a sponsorship cheque from the Community Bank® at the lunch before the game. Michael Cooke (right)…