Canterbury Surrey Hills Community Finance Ltd

Facilities upgrade for STC South Camberwell Cricket Club


Helping out a sporting club doesn’t always mean buying new uniforms, bats and balls. Sometimes we help out with the club facilities. For example, Maggie Stamoulis, the manager at our Ashburton Community Bank® Branch, recently visited the STC South Camberwell Cricket Club to present a sponsorship cheque for $1000 to club president Beau Coyle. The club used the funds to upgrade furniture in the club rooms.

We are pleased to keep working with STC South Camberwell Cricket Club, and support the community that supports us.

Read more

Starting the day with a good breakfast…

There was a big turnout at our recent business breakfast, held at MCC Kew, despite the early start. Guests associated with our Ashburton Community Bank® Branch enjoyed a great breakfast, and learned about our continuing commitment to the local community.

If you are interested in attending our next business breakfast, please contact Nick Coker on 0438 541 337.

Read more

Family fun at St Michael’s Parish School

St Michael’s Parish School held its Family Fun Fair over the weekend. Maggie, manager at our Ashburton Community Bank® Branch, presented school principal Marisa Matthys with a sponsorship cheque for $1,000 at the school’s assembly.

The fair was a great success, and the branch received the coins to prove it! Our Ashburton branch is proud to sponsor this great local school.


Read more

New facilities for Waverley Hockey Club

Waverley Hockey Club has been refurbishing its facilities, with some help from our Ashburton Community Bank® Branch. Nick Coker, our senior manager, attended the club’s Equality Day in early August and presented a cheque for $3,500. Most of the funds ($2,500) will go towards new BBQ facilities; the other $1,000 was an incentive payment from us because one of the club’s members recently settled a loan at our Ashburton Branch.

The Ashburton Branch is a long term supporter of this great club.

Read more

Partnership brings its own rewards

Maggie Stamoulis, manager at our Ashburton Community Bank® Branch, recently attended Waverley Hockey Club’s junior presentation night. While she was there, Maggie handed over a cheque for $1000 to the club, simply because a member took out a home loan worth more than $250,000 with our Ashburton Branch.

The Ashburton Branch is a long term partner of this great club, with sponsorship now worth more than $10,000.

Read more

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, were only too happy to help with this important program. They recently presented a cheque for $5,000 to Camcare’s acting CEO, Nina Levin.

Read more

Ashburton makes its mark

Our Canterbury, Ashburton, Surrey Hills and Balwyn Community Bank® branches shared the business of the year award at the Bendigo Bank’s Eastern Metropolitan Region annual presentation night.

Our Ashburton Branch manager, Maggie Stamoulis, proudly accepted the branch award for the highest lending activity in the region. This great result reflects the hard work and dedication from the team in High Street!


Read more

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 ‘Hoop Time’ sports program.

Read more

Giving local youth ‘The Edge’

Every year our Ashburton Community Bank® Branch supports The Edge Community Fund’s Easter raffle. The Edge uses the funds to support youth in our local area. We displayed the hamper in our Ashburton Branch and staff encouraged ticket sales. Staff members, Kathy and Sonia, were only too happy to help draw the winning ticket.

Read more

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 the club.

Maggie handed the cheque to club president Liz Kottum, Secretary Peter Arndt and other members, bringing our sponsorship to the club to over $9,500.

Read more