· Charlton Traffic Safety Education Centre for the replacement of Charlton Community Bank car - $12,900
· Wycheproof Lawn Tennis Club for sponsorship grant for new synthetic courts - $15,000
Board Chairman, Robin McRae, said the Board was very pleased with the number and amount of grants to be processed and evaluated. “This is the eighth year of the program and in recent years the number of applications far exceeds the amount of money available”.
He said; “The Australian economy is struggling at the moment and the banking sector is no different. In particular ,Community Banks in rural areas are suffering from two years of drought”. He thanked all of the clients of the Charlton and Community Bank for their support. “By banking with our bank it allows us to produce the profits that go firstly to the shareholders but then to programs like the grant’s program. The more business that is placed with our bank then the more the board is able to assist local organisations in these important projects for each one.
Charlton & District Community Bank has supported significant projects in Wycheproof in recent years and Mr McRae said he was please to add the support of the Tennis Club, to these other projects including: the Men’s Shed, Wycheproof Field & Game, and Wycheproof Bowls Club. He also noted that the Community Bank provided sponsorship, most years, to the Football, Netball, Tennis, Bowls and Golf Clubs as well as Field & Game, A&P Society, Wycheproof VISION and Wycheproof P-12 College.
Mr McRae has called on the Wycheproof community to support the bank agency in Wycheproof so that the current level of support continues. “We appreciate all those customers who have brought their business to our agency since the other bank closed. However, we need many large businesses; from the farming and retail sectors to bring their business over to our bank”. The Bendigo Bank provides a full range of banking services including Rural Finance, Rural Bank as well as business banking.., Mr McRae said. Please contact our Manager, Brett Schofield to discuss all of your future banking needs.