04 May Chronicle Counsel: Central Coast Community Branches of Bendigo Bank
The origins of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank began more than 160 years ago in two great Australian communities. Bendigo in Victoria and Adelaide in South Australia. Each started out as building societies, driven to help Australians buy their own home.
Since 2000, the Central Coast Community Branches of Bendigo Bank have been providing the local community with a variety of banking services and it remains business as usual during the COVID-19 crisis.
At a time when giving back to the local community is critical, Bendigo Bank is well and truly leading the way.
Up to 80% of the organisation’s profits can be put directly back into the Central Coast. In 2020, East Gosford, Lisarow & Kincumber branches, are on track in reaching more than $1M in community assistance since opening in August 2000. An incredible effort in anybody’s book!
Over the past 12 months, approximately 60 (yes six-zero!) Central Coast charities, sports clubs, not-for-profit and community organisations have received grants and donations totalling more than $150,000.
They do realise that when you’re a big bank, you have big responsibilities. The biggest of which is to do the right thing. It’s something that they’ve always been good at, which is emphasised by those numbers above!
The board of the Central Coast Community Branches of Bendigo Bank is working with staff and community groups, charities and not-for-profits to identify areas of need now and into the future.
As a member of Central Coast Chronicle, the Central Coast Community Branches of Bendigo Bank use the calendar service to promote the wide variety of community events they support, in addition to our member directory.
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We’d like to thank the Central Coast Community Branches of Bendigo Bank for their support of Central Coast Chronicle.