Bendigo Bank’s Geraldton Community Bank Branch recently launched its inaugural Community Grants Program and they, and the community groups who’ve benefitted, have much to be proud of.
The Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) is honoured to have been amongst the 20 not-for-profit organisations and community groups awarded a share of $60,000, announced at last Thursday’s presentation event.
NACC was awarded a total of $10,000 in funds, which will be used to help boost a number of environmental projects and activities throughout the NACC NRM region.
NACC CEO Richard McLellan said NACC was both pleased and honoured to be among the recipients of the inaugural round of Bendigo Bank Geraldton’s Community Grants, which attracted around 75 applications.
“Like Bendigo Bank, we at NACC highly value our close connections with our communities, and working with them to achieve regional sustainability and conservation outcomes. We and the Bank have much in common.
“I would like to personally thank and congratulate Bendigo Bank Geraldton for their initiative with these Community Grants, and assure them that we’ll be putting the funds that they have awarded to NACC to good use – in fact predominantly back into community activities in the region.”
Mr McLellan said the grant will be used to support community projects including education and awareness raising workshops, this year’s WA Threatened Species Forum (in Geraldton in September), and the 2017 annual Big Beach Clean-up in October.