Keeping your profits in Geelong rewards every Geelong resident.There is a way for Geelong to work smarter together, as Geelong Connected Communities. Whether its for the support of our local sporting organisations, not-for-profit organisations, events, the arts, disability, youth, aged, the environment, community safety and major projects – Geelong Connected Communities can be an important partner to assist us in the future. All over Australia, the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank have established more than 200 Community Companies, some as ‘Community Banks’ and others as ‘Connected Communities’, whose contributions to local communities has recently exceeded $165 million and growing every year. Local Connected Communities currently exist at Ocean Grove, Torquay, Bannockburn, Queenscliff/Point Lonsdale and Colac (also known as Community Enterprises). Local Community Banks currently exist at Portarlington, Drysdale, Leopold, Lara, Barwon Heads, Winchelsea and Anglesea.
Here’s how it works:
When you buy products and services from any of the eight Bendigo Bank branches that are connected to Geelong Connected Communities, and nominate Geelong Connected Communities as your community beneficiary, Geelong Connected Communities receives a commission payment from the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.
How is the money spent?
Geelong Connected Communities Ltd has its own board of directors, made up of local community representatives who make the decisions on how the money is allocated.
What a great idea. How can I help?
Drop into your local Bendigo Bank branch and speak to their friendly staff about linking your business or personal accounts to support Geelong Connected Communities. Please note that by linking your account to Geelong Connected Communities, this does not affect the manner in which your accounts operate or any of the benefits attached to the accounts. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to support us.