The Ashburton Community BankÂ® were the proud Major Sponsor of the Ashburton Village Twilight Festival. An estimated 12,000 people enjoyed the summer sunshine and the great variety of activities on offer. Piggy was busy entertaining festival goers and enjoying time on the Ashburton Community BankÂ® stage. The Festival provided a great opportunity for the community to enjoy the vibrant Ashburton Village and wander down the normally busy
How do I apply for sponsorship?
Step oneÂ is to contact one of our branches.
Step twoÂ is to make sure your community organisation or club banks with one of our branches.
Step threeÂ is to encourage your members to bank with us.
Complete aÂ sponsorship application formÂ and lodge it with one of our branch managers or our Senior Manager.
What qualifies us for sponsorships?
We accept sponsorship applications from local organisations and clubs in the Canterbury, Ashburton, Surrey Hills and Balwyn areas. We focus on organisations that aim to improve community links:
- Community groups and organisations â€“ scout groups, traders associations, rotary clubs, probus clubs
- Community welfare organisations â€“ disability associations, neighbourhood houses and centres, parent support groups
- Schools and early childhood organisations â€“ primary schools, secondary schools, private schools, government schools, preschools, kindergartens, toy libraries
- Sporting clubs â€“ cricket clubs, football clubs, soccer clubs, netball clubs, lacrosse clubs, hockey clubs, swimming clubs.
What is an appropriate amount to apply for?
We approve sponsorship amounts ranging from small amounts (such as $100) to significantly larger amounts. We consider several factors when deciding the amount, such the project cost, banking business your organisation/club has with us, and the availability of funds.
Who do I give the application to?
You can return your completed sponsorship application to one of our branches or to our Senior Manager (Nick Coker). You can submit the application by email, post or in person.
How long does it take to get approval?
We consider applications four times a year â€“ August, November, February and May. We consider all applications within 90 days.
When will it be paid?
We deposit sponsorship funds into each organisationâ€™s account with us. We usually do this within 7 days of approving an application. We notify successful applicants by email.
What if our application is unsuccessful?
Our sponsorship program is limited by the availability of funds and we cannot approve all applications. However, we assess each application on its merit, so your organisation is welcome to submit another application in the future. We notify all unsuccessful applicants by email.
What are incentive payments?
Incentive payments are another way we return 60 per cent of our profits to our community. We reward organisations whose members and supporters open accounts with our branches. Payments are made on the following basis:
|Account type||Incentive per account ($)|
|Home loan more than $250,000||1000|
|Home loan less than $250,000||250|
|Credit card or insurance policy (car, home and contents, or travel)||25|
|Business account or term deposit||10|
Who looks after the share registry?
RSD Accountants manage and maintain the shareholders register on the Companyâ€™s behalf:
Level 2, 10-16 Forest Street
Bendigo VIC 3550
Ph: 03 5445 4200
How do I buy or sell shares?
You can buy and sell shares listed on the stock exchange through an NSX broker. You can find a list of brokers here. You must have all your share certificates to sell shares. The share registry can tell you what certificates you should have.
If a shareholder passes away, the share registry has forms to transfer the shares.
The share registry also has forms for making an off-market transfer.
What do I do if I lose my certificates?
You can complete forms from the share registry to replace lost or stolen certificates.
Can the Company buy my shares back from me?
No, the Company can only buy shares if shareholders approve a defined Share Buy-back Scheme. There is currently a Share Buy-back Scheme in place.