Positive Benefits for the Whole Community

Community Grants

Pine Rivers Community Finance Limited (PRCF) operating the Community Bank Samford and Brendale branches is proud to distribute the majority of its profits each year to address local issues and influence positive change in the community.

Grants are available to eligible non-profit organisations in the Pine Rivers region, for projects that benefit the wider community. Our primary focus is on families, youth, health, education, the environment and the arts.

To date, our biggest projects include our #Bendigo4life projects, such as the Defibrillator project and our Defensive Driving project. Not to mention the hundreds of smaller community groups we help along the way.

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Funding Principles

Charitable and not-for-profit organisations can apply for a grant towards projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for our community: Contributing to their development in building social capital, community welfare, environmental, health, education, sporting or cultural areas.

Funding is generally limited to $5000 per organisation, though larger joint ventures may be considered at times.

Please email to arrange a preliminary conversation prior to completing an application, if you are unsure of your project’s eligibility, or if you are seeking funds outside our general scope. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Not-for-profit objectives.
  • An active ABN.
  • Must have a connection with the Samford/Brendale or Pine Rivers region.
  • Project must benefit a community group (not an individual member of the community).
  • A willingness to engage in a long-term relationship with the Community Bank Samford and Brendale.
  • A willingness to promote the Community Bank Samford and Brendale to your membership/stakeholders (a recommended promotional kit will be provided to successful applicants).
  • We do not fund projects retrospectively.
  • Applications will not be accepted from organisations that have not successfully acquitted previous grants.

How to Apply

You can apply at any time; however applications are reviewed periodically. If your project is time-sensitive, we suggest you get in touch first to discuss.

There are two ways to apply: Grants up to $1000 and Grants over $1000.

Applications Under $1000: 

Complete the Online Expression Of Interest Form

The Community Bank Samford and Brendale – Part of Bendigo Bank, return significant amounts to the community each year.

We invite organisations in the community to complete the questions below. You can submit this application at any time throughout the year.

Your application will be assessed at the next Community Engagement Committee Meeting and a recommendation made to the Board. This process can take 4 – 8 weeks from submission.

Applications Over $1000:

Complete a Full Application Via Our Community Enterprise Foundation Portal

Sponsorship/Grants applications are invited throughout the year by completing the application process through the Community Enterprise Foundation.

Need More Information?

Not sure if your project meets our criteria or simply want more information?

Those organisations requiring further information are encouraged to reach out for further information to or at either branch: 

Community Bank Brendale, Shop 4,18-22 Kremzow Rd, Brendale Qld 4500. P: 07 3881 0720

Community Bank Samford, Shop 3, 37 Main St | Samford Qld 4520. P: 07 3289 6710

When completing the application form, please ensure all questions are answered. If you are not sure what something means or need a little extra help, get in touch!

All successful applications are approved by the Board of Directors at their discretion.