Boroondara Youth Foundation

The Boroondara Youth Foundation, facilitated by the Craig Family Centre in Ashburton, is part of a statewide initiative that funds youth-led projects and aims to increase young people’s connections with their local community. We support the foundation financially and by providing mentoring and advice.

We are helping the foundation’s committee (which is comprised entirely of local young people) create a sustainable funding platform, by helping them develop strategies to raise funds from other sources.

To learn more about the Boroondara Youth Foundation:



F:  @BoroondaraYouth

I:  Boroondara_youth


Youth Summit

Bendigo Community Bank® branches and youth foundations work with the Magic Moments Foundation to grow the youth of today into the leaders of tomorrow. Each year we select local students to attend the Magic Moments Youth Summit. Attendees participate in sessions on leadership skill development (communication and team building), business management (including financial literacy, investing, compounding and entrepreneurship) and social issues (such as social media etiquette and bullying). We award scholarships to applicants from local high schools and community groups.

For more information on the Youth Summit please contact Juliann Byron

Business Boardroom Program

A unique and selective program for four dedicated university students providing exposure to the operations at a board level of a publicly listed (NSX:CSH) shared value Community Banking company over one year.

Through the Business Boardroom Program, you will gain a first-hand understanding of how a listed public company is governed and how decisions are made. The knowledge, skills and insight gained from this program will give you an invaluable head start in your career and provide you a unique real world experience when it comes to business and leadership.

Why apply:

  • A rare opportunity to sit alongside the Company’s Directors in Board meetings, where you will observe how a publicly listed company is operated.
  • Exposure to the governance, operations and decision making at a senior level
  • Further your understanding of business, community, social enterprise and finance
  • Unique opportunity to apply your university skills to a real world company
  • Presenting to Directors about your experience at a board meeting
  • Further your understanding of how a shared value company operates at a larger scale.

What’s involved:

  • Attend Board meetings between company Directors throughout 2020.
  • Participate in Committee meetings throughout the year, including Finance, ,Community Investment and Marketing, Governance, Events, Youth Advisory and Staffing Committee meetings.
  • Develop your network of potential mentors for growth and development
  • Take part in a day trip to Bendigo Bank’s Head Office (in Bendigo), where you will meet with Banking Staff and gain a deeper understanding of the operational side of the Bank.
  • Participate in other company events throughout the year, including the Bank’s Annual General Meeting in November where you may be invited to make a presentation about your experience to shareholders.

Selection criteria:

  • Penultimate or final year university students
  • Demonstrated interest in commerce, banking, business, finance, law or community involvement
  • Preference will be given to students with a close connection to the city of Boroondara and its surrounds.
  • Strong interest in community involvement and active citizenship

How to apply:

Applications for the 2020 Business Boardroom Program are now open. Please use this link to access the online application form. The deadline for applications is strictly the 20th of February 2020 at 11:59PM. Late applications will not be accepted. For more information, please contact Michael Sapountzis.

Youth Advisory Committee

We recognise the important contribution youth can make to our future growth and development through our youth programs. We plan to keep helping the young people who take advantage of our youth programs. Our Youth Advisory Committee assists the Board on issues affecting young people in our community. The committee reports to the Board, and the committee chair will attend Board meetings to report on the committee activities.

We are always looking for youth to become involved and join our Youth Advisory Committee. For more information please contact, Juliann Byron.