Donations and Grants
As a community bank, we believe in getting behind worthwhile causes. Every year, we provide donations and grants to organisations, programs and people that make a real difference in the Victorian education community and the environment.
Some of the worthy causes we donate to include:
- State Schools' Relief - by providing clothing and footwear, this organisation makes life a little easier for disadvantaged school children
- Better Buddies - an anti-bullying program that helps primary school children feel safer in school through a buddy system
- Early Childhood Education Foundation - this charity helps families who cannot afford preschool education to get their child’s education started
- CUFA - Since 1971, CUFA has been helping people and communities in the Asia Pacific region lift themselves out of poverty by providing them with access to affordable financial services through financial cooperatives.
in collaboration with other customer owned banks, supports CUFA’s Teachers' Project in Myanmar that funds teachers to educate children in underprivileged communities. Read more on the CUFA’s Teachers' Project in Myanmar.
We also support CUFA’s Village Entrepreneur Initiative, to help people in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty. Read more about the Village Entrepreneur Initiative.
Grants and Awards
We also provide generous grants and awards that support our education system in the pursuit of excellence.
These incentives include:
Student Teacher Awards - we provide study grants that recognise high achieving pre-service teachers throughout the various education faculties and encourage student teachers to work in regional areas where teachers are sorely needed.
Teaching Initiatives Program - we deliver grants to help preschools and schools develop and implement innovative learning techniques. Since 1993 we have awarded over $530,000 to over 420 schools.