Community

Business Boardroom Program participants present at AGM

The Business Boardroom Program is an annual program where selected students from local secondary schools are provided with practical insight into the internal workings of a listed company. The students attend Board and Committee Meetings, visit Bendigo Bank Head Office and present at the Annual General Meeting. 2018 participants Natasha, Natalie and Marli provided an…

Kris Kindl Festival on Maling Road

The first Friday in December is always a great time to be on Maling Road in Canterbury. The Kris Kindl festival is a great community event providing entertainment for all ages. It was a very hot evening with plenty of food and rides, and musical acts to sing and dance along with.  The Canterbury Community…

Girls Soccer team get new equipment

Gary Johnson, Mobile Relationship Manager from the Ashburton Community Bank® Branch attended the season launch for the Alamein Football Club. Gary presented a cheque to support the purchase of training equipment and portable goals for the Under 12 girls squad. The Ashburton Community Bank® branch has a strong relationship with this club. we wish the…

New uniforms for Solway team

The Ashburton Community Bank® provided funds to the Solway Scraggers Football Club to purchase new playing tops. The Club has grown significantly over the past five years. The men play on a Monday evening at the East Malvern RSL. The club plays much more than just football. They are in an inclusive group providing support…

Sports uniforms at Ashwood School

The students at Ashwood School have brand new sports tops for their inter school sporting activities thanks to the Ashburton Community Bank®.  Kathy Koulouris, and Director Bob Stensholt presented the cheque to school Principal, Helen Hatherly. We wish all the students at Ashwood School the very best in their sporting endeavors.

Costumes for Ceres Calisthenics

Kathy Koulouris presented a cheque to the Ceres Calisthenics Club for the purchase of equipment to make costumes. The Ashburton branch has a strong and prosperous working relationship with the Ceres Calisthenics Club having provided more than $10,000 in support over the years.

15 years- Commemorative History

15 years of Community Banking in Surrey Hills and Canterbury In 2018 we celebrate 15 years since the opening of our Community Bank branches® in Surrey Hills and Canterbury. Since 2003 we have grown to a network of four branches with the subsequent opening of Ashburton and Balwyn in 2008 and 2011 respectively. Our contribution to…

Surrey Hills Music Festival

It was a perfect Melbourne spring weekend for the Surrey Hills Music Festival. This community event saw many musicians showcase their talents to a large crowd over the three day event. As a major sponsor of this event, it was great to see so many members of the community come together in Union Road to enjoy the…

Support for those who need it most

We are pleased to support Camcare who play an important role in our community assisting people who are facing personal hardship or difficult life circumstances. We recently provided funding for the implementation of a Family Violence support service, a Resilience program for children and a Family Outreach Project. Kathy Koulouris, is pictured presenting Camcare CEO, Jane Broadhead with a cheque…

What a great camping experience

Interchange Inner East provides families of children and young adults with a disability, choices and options for recreation and community activities, respite and support. The Canterbury Community Bank® branch provided a grant to this group to fund the purchase of camping equipment providing a unique opportunity for individuals to enjoy a camping experience.