THE Elmore/Lockington/Rochester Community Bank is reminding all interested organisations that applications close on Friday, March 9 for the new Community Sponsorship Funding program.
The Community Sponsorship program is open to all organisations and groups in the Elmore, Lockington and Rochester districts and can offer cash or in-kind services.
“We are very excited to be able to receive applications that will support local programs, projects and events,’’ Brad Drust, chairman of Lockmore Financial Services, said.
“It’s simple,’’senior branch manager Tracie Kyne said. ‘‘The more our customers bank with us, the more our Community Bank company can invest in our local communities. Investing in the community is only made possible thanks to the customers of the Elmore/Lockington/Rochester Community Bank.’’
Last round saw $37,000 given back to the community.
In Elmore, there was funding towards toilets at the Memorial Hall; Lockington Pony Club received $3,200 for a new rounding yard; and the Rochester Basketball Association received funding for a new electronic scoreboard. These three groups, plus 17 others, were proud recipients of Community Bank sponsorship.
In the past 14 years, the bank has returned $1.3 million back to our local communities.
“And we are excited to be able to give away more with this new program,” Tracie said.
Information on how to apply can be found at bendigobank.com.au and follow the prompts or by visiting a branch today.