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.

 

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

The Community Investment and Marketing Committee considers applications four times a year. In 2017 the review months for sponsorship applications are March, June, September & December . Applications must be received by the 1st day of the review month for consideration. 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

Redbacks on their way to earning $25,000

]Ashburton Community Bank® Manager, Kathy Koulouris and Senior Manager, Nick Coker recently launched a Home Loans Campaign at the Ashy Redbacks.
The club will be rewarded each time a member or supporter moves their home loan to the Ashburton Community Bank®. Denise Garrett (pictured) is the first Ashy Redback member to do this earning $1,000 for the club. If nine other club members do the same the club will earn $25,000. We are proud supporters of the Ashy Redbacks and wish them every success for the 2017 season.

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Community Cup Winners

The inaugural Women’s team from the Hawthorn Amateur Football club were recent victors of the Community Bank® Cup defeating Canterbury. The game was played in stunning Melbourne sunshine and was a great celebration for the club and their support of women’s football.  Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch Manager, Maggie Stamoulis presented the cup to team Captain Sarah. We wish the team every success for the remainder of the season.

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AbiliTEA for Autism awareness

Learning for Life recently launched a program Autism AbiliTEA to build awareness about autism and raise funds to provide life-changing intensive early intervention programs to children with ASD from families in financial need.  Adam Osmani and Madeleine Smith from the Balwyn Community Bank® Branch attended the event held in Balwyn.

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Celebrating a summer of Cricket at North Balwyn.

Staff from the Balwyn Community Bank® recently attended the North Balwyn Cricket Club end of season presentation night. Players, families and friends attended and the club sponsors were recognised. The Balwyn Community Bank® has been a long term supporter of the North Balwyn Cricket Club. We have provided more than $20,000 to the club in sponsorship.

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Supporting local Children and families

Kathy Koulouris, Manager of the Ashburton Community Bank® recently presented a cheque to The Edge Community Fund in support of the Annual Easter Raffle. The raffle raised $4,500 which will provide support to at least 15 local children and their families. It will assist these children attend camps, sporting activities and other opportunities they wouldn’t normally be able to participate in. The Community Bank® is a proud supporter of this important organisation.

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Piggy out and about at the Roberts McCubbin Primary School Fair.

The Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch Manager, Maggie Stamoulis was joined by staff Jo May and Kamna Madan at the Roberts McCubbin Primary School Family Fair. Piggy made a special appearance and school and local families enjoyed the festivities on a perfect autumn day. The school has formed a new banking relationship with the Surrey Hills branch and we were pleased to be a gold sponsor of the Fair. We are looking forward to building a strong and valuable working relationship with the school.

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Women's team up and running

Director, Dick Menting and Senior Manager, Nick Coker recently attended the Old Carey Grammarians first game of the season taking on rivals Old Scotch. Old Scotch were victorious on the day.
Old Carey launched their women’s team who are all set for an exciting and historic first season.  The Balwyn Community Bank® branch has a long standing relationship with Old Carey and we wish them well for a great season ahead.

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Ashburton Village Festival- a celebration of community

The Ashburton Community Bank® 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 Bank® stage. The Festival provided a great opportunity for the community to enjoy the vibrant Ashburton Village and wander down the normally busy
High st.

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Keeping score at Surrey Park

Maggie Stamoulis, Manager of the Surrey Hills Community Bank® branch recently attended the 2017 season launch at Surrey Park Sporting Clubs. Maggie is pictured with Rohan Sutherland from the Junior Football Club and Bernard Tanner representing the senior players.  The Community Bank® has provided funding to support the installation of a new electronic scoreboard at the club. We have a strong relationship with this club and wish them all the best for a successful year.

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A big welcome to Roberts McCubbin Primary School

The Surrey Hills Community Bank® branch is pleased to have established a relationship with Roberts McCubbin Primary School in Box Hill South. Branch Manager, Maggie Stamoulis recently presented school Principal Marg Pickburn and Fair coordinator Britta with a cheque for the school’s upcoming Family Fun Fair. The Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch is looking forward to the Fair and to building a great working relationship with the school.

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