Canterbury Surrey Hills Community Finance Ltd

The Canterbury, Surrey Hills, Ashburton and Balwyn Community Bank® branches offer sponsorship and grants to local organisations to facilitate their valuable activities in building and strengthening our community. Sponsorship and grants are made possible by the profit generated from banking services provided at our four branches. We promise to return 60 per cent of earnings back to the community. We support over 240 groups and organisations and have given back more than $3 million through our sponsorship and incentive payment programs.

 

Who can apply for Sponsorship?

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 – scout groups, traders associations, rotary clubs, probus clubs
  • Community welfare organisations – disability associations, neighbourhood houses and centres, parent support groups
  • Schools and early childhood organisations – primary schools, secondary schools, private schools, government schools, preschools, kindergartens, toy libraries
  • Sporting clubs – cricket clubs, football clubs, soccer clubs, netball clubs, lacrosse clubs, hockey clubs, swimming clubs.

 

What are our Sponsors required to do?

Sponsorship is provided to organisations to support their projects and objectives. It also provides the Community Bank® with the opportunity to engage with members and supporters to promote the benefits of community banking. The community banking point of difference is about building relationships and creating stronger communities, in addition to offering competitive banking services.  The continued success of our sponsorship program is reliant on the community supporting the Community Bank® through banking services.

 

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.

 

How do I apply for Sponsorship?

You may contact your local Branch to discuss your sponsorship requirements. Our staff can provide guidance in relation to the amount you apply for. To be eligible for sponsorship you must be a banking customer or be prepared to move your organisation’s banking to one of our branches.

Applications for sponsorship must be submitted via our online Sponsorship Application form.

You will receive a confirmation email once your application form has been received.

 

When are sponsorship applications assessed?

Sponsorship applications are assessed quarterly in the months of February, May, August & November. The 2018 submission dates are listed below:

2018 Applications due
Autumn 9 February
Winter 11 May
Spring 10 August
Summer 9 November

 

How long does it take for my application to be assessed?

The Community Investment and Marketing Committee considers applications four times a year. Sponsorship and grants are approved subject to the availability of funds. If your application is successful, sponsorship funds will be deposited into the organisation’s account with us. We usually do this within 7 days of approving an application. All applicants will be notified in writing.

Latest Community Projects

'Back to School' at Soccer Trivia night

The Ashburton United Soccer Club (and Alamein Football Club) recently held their major annual fundraiser. The Trivia night themed ‘Back to School’ was a great success and an opportunity for the Ashburton Community Bank® to present sponsorship and incentive cheque payments. $9,500 was provided to the club in Sponsorship and Banking Rewards payments, in recognition of recent home loans taken out by club members.  The night was a huge success with the club raising much needed funds to support the many programs they offer.

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Community Bank® Under 16's Grand finalists again

The Ashy Redbacks Community Bank® Under 16 girls made the Grand Final for the third successive year. These girls showed great team spirit and although not the premiers this time they played a great game against the undefeated Kew Comets.
The Ashburton Community Bank® has been proud to be the naming sponsor of this team for the last two years. We look forward to continuing our involvement in season 2018. Well Done to all involved on a fantastic season.

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Supporting East Camberwell Tennis Club

Staff at the Canterbury Community Bank® Branch were busy preparing promotional materials for the East Camberwell Tennis Club event held recently.  Committee member Charles Povey (pictured with Ashley Wingfield) is grateful for the support of the Community Bank® and encourages club members to contact us for their banking needs.

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Ladies Lunch at Old Scotch Football Club

Chariman Juliann Byron recently attended the Old Scotch Football Club ladies lunch at the Camberwell Sports Ground. Pictured here with the club’s number one ticket holder Susan Alberti AC and Club President Tim Shearer.
The Community Bank® is a proud sponsor of Old Scotch Football Club and has a long standing relationship with this group. Old Scotch had three premiership victories with the Premier B, Premier B Reserves and Premier Thirds all taking home premierships in Season 2017. Well Done to all involved.

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All set for the Surrey Hills Music Festival

Maggie Stamoulis, Manager of the Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch recently presented Melissa Chipp (left) Surrey Hills Music Festival Director with a cheque for $7,000 for sponsorship of the Festival being held in November. Pictured here with Maggie and Melissa is Shima Ibuki and Chris Young from the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre. The Music Festival is the premier community music event in the area and our Surrey Hills Branch is a proud sponsor again in 2017.

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Men's Health & Sport raises funds for FightMND

More than 90 guests attended our Spring Business Breakfast held at the MCC Sports Club in Kew. Gerard Whateley, Neale Daniher AM and David Parkin OAM provided an engaging, insightful and at times humorous discussion about men’s health and sport.  The event raised funds for Neale’s Charity Fight MND. More than $7,500 was raised through ticket and raffle sales and a donation from the Canterbury, Ashburton, Balwyn & Surrey Hills Community Bank® branches.

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Financial Inclusion at Swinburne University

Our group of Community Bank® branches are pleased to be supporting Swinburne’s Financial Inclusion Action Plan. As part of a commitment to ensuring their students realise their educational potential, Swinburne has developed a Financial Inclusion Action Plan to better support students. Through a number of initiatives and programs, they provide support for students who have been exposed to financial hardship and who may struggle with other difficulties triggered by financial stress. Funding provided by the Community Bank® will enable this program to meet its objectives

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Hawthorn Amateur Football club- Social Media winners

Congratulations to the Hawthorn Amateur Football Club Ashy Redbacks for winning one of our $2,000 sponsorship’s at the recently held Maximising the Value of Social Media Workshop. The club are very active on Social Media ensuring they recognise their sponsors at every opportunity. Well Done Hawthorn! Chairman, Juliann Byron presented to the cheque to club representatives Greta Drane and Kate Masters at the event.

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Chilean Independence Celebrations

The Canterbury Community Bank® supported the Sauzal Folkloric Dance Group who participated in Chilean Independence day celebrations. Numerous events are held throughout Melbourne during September for the Chilean community to commemorate the date Chile declared independence from Spain. Canterbury Community Bank® Branch Manager, Shuro Shome, Senior Manager, Nick Coker and Canterbury staff member Harrinson Gomez attended the event.

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Ashburton United Soccer Club- Social Media Winners

Congratulations to the Ashburton United Soccer Club for winning one of our $2,000 sponsorship’s at the recently held Maximising the Value of Social Media Workshop. The club are very active on Social Media ensuring they recognise their sponsors at every opportunity. Well Done Ashburton United! Chairman, Juliann Byron presented to the cheque to club representatives Lesley Gemmell and Hannah Charman at the event.

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