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Want to raise funds? Here are a few ways you can get funding and support for your local community cause.

1. FUND-ME CAMPAIGN

Create your own online fundraising project on the Bendigo Bank Communities site.

2. APPLY FOR A GRANT

Apply for a grant to support your community projects or group needs.

3. REFERRALS

Your chosen charity will be financially rewarded for business referrals to us.

4. SPONSORSHIP

We are always on the lookout for good local sponsorship opportunities.

Our motivation

Pine Rivers Community Finance Ltd (PRCF) owns and operates the Brendale and Samford Community Bank® branches of Bendigo Bank Ltd.  The branches return a considerable amount of its profit back to the community in the form of sponsorships and grants to charitable and not-for-profit organisations for the benefit of the community.

Funding Principles

Charitable and not-for-profit organisations can apply for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities.  Contributing to their development in building social capital, community welfare, environmental, health, education, sporting or cultural areas. The base application criteria for any funding is as follows:

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Must be for a not-for-profit purpose

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Should have an ABN

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Funding is generally limited to $5K per organisation, though larger joint ventures may be considered at times.

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Must have a connection with the Brendale or Samford region

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Applications must be received for the benefit of a recognised group (not an individual member of the community)

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All successful applicants must attend a Grants & Sponsorships Workshop / Meeting prior to receiving funding

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Must have an account & should demonstrate a willingness to engage in a long-term relationship with the Brendale or Samford Community Bank®

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Must demonstrate a willingness to promote the Brendale or Samford Community Bank® Branch to their membership / stakeholders (a recommended promotional kit will be provided to successful applicants)