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

Ladies Lunch at Surrey Park Football Club

Maggie Stamoulis and Jo May from the Surrey Hills Community Bank® branch recently attended a ladies lunch at the Surrey Park sports pavilion hosted by the Surrey Park Football Club. The event was a fundraiser for the club and was enjoyed by many club ladies on a sunny winter day. The Surrey Hills Branch has a great relationship with the Football Club and we have recently provided funding toward the installation of the new electronic scoreboard.

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Boroondara Netball celebrates 21 years.

Congratulations to the Boroondara Netball Association who recently celebrated their 21 Birthday. Chairman Juliann Byron and Director Dick Menting attended the celebration at the Boroondara Netball Centre in North Balwyn.  The Association now has 3,500 players and more than 300 teams. Congratulations on a fantastic achievement.

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Warming up at Hockey Club

Kathy Koulouris, Manager at the Ashburton Community Bank® Branch and Director, Bob Stensholt recently attended Waverley Hockey Club to present a cheque for new outdoor heaters for the club. The heaters will make it much for comfortable for spectators during the cold winter months.  Kathy also launched a home loans incentive campaign providing the club the opportunity to earn up to  $25,000 for banking referrals from Waverley Hockey club.

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New Uniforms for Richmond Central Amateur Football Club

Ashburton Community Bank® Branch Manager, Kathy Koulouris recently presented Josh Sharp from Richmond Central Amateur Football Club with a sponsorship cheque for the purchase of player warm up tops.  We have had a long standing relationship with this club and wish them all the best for a successful 2017 playing season.

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Recognising academic excellence at Fintona

Balwyn Community Bank® Manager, Adam Osmani attended Fintona Girls School to present the Commerce Student of the Year with a $100 deposit into a Community Bank account. Joanna Bleakley received the award for outstanding achievements in Commerce and is pictured here with the Head of Commerce, Chris Williams and Adam.

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Foodie Festival coming to Surrey Hills

Branch Manager, Maggie Stamoulis, from the Surrey Hills Community Bank® presented a Sponsorship cheque to Our Holy Redeemer Primary School Principal, Frank Dame.  The Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch is very pleased to be a Gold sponsor of the Foodie Festival the school is organising later in 2017.

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New Goals for Riversdale Soccer Club.

Gary Johnson, one of our Business Development Managers recently attended the Riversdale Soccer Club and presented a sponsorship cheque for $4,400 to Club President Rob Favata. The sponsorship is provided to the Soccer Club support the purchase of new goals. We look forward to building a successful relationship with the club.

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New Scoreboard for Hockey Club

Staff from the Surrey Hills Community Bank® recently attended a family day celebration at the Kew Box Hill Brumbies Hockey Club. Piggy made a popular appearance and Branch Manager, Maggie Stamoulis presented a cheque to Club President, Mike Hanlon for sponsorship to support the installation of a new scoreboard.  An additional $1,000 was provided in recognition of a club member settling a home loan with the Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch.

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Facilities upgrade for Ceres Calisthenics.

Director, Bob Stensholt and Ashburton Community Bank® Branch Manager, Kathy Koulouris visited the Ceres Calisthenics Club to present a sponsorship cheque to support the facility upgrade at the Club in Ashwood.  The club has more than 170 girls and women competing at championship level across every age group. We have had a long standing relationship with this club.

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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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