REGIONAL Australia Bank’s Community Partnership Program is now in its ninth year – and with 2017’s donations reaching a staggering $840,000, the program continues to go from strength to strength.
Under the initiative, new bank customers open a transaction account and select which group they would like to support.
Regional Australia Bank then calculates the average annual balance of all supporters’ accounts and donates 1 per cent of the total to the cause on the customers’ behalf – all without costing them a cent.
With more and more people getting on board, the Community Partnership Program has continued to grow at over 30 per cent per year.
And, in 2017, the total amount has edged ever closer to the million dollar mark, with $840,000 of funds ready to donate to various local grass roots clubs and community groups.
At Denman’s recent presentation, Regional Australia Bank awarded $26,123.29 to the local community.
The UHA Hospital Auxiliary of NSW Inc – Denman Branch, Denman & District Heli Appeal, Denman Public School P&C, St Joseph’s Catholic School P&F and the Denman’s Children’s Centre were just a few of the groups lucky enough to receive a donation.
Over the past few years, the bank has been able to contribute more than $1.5 million to deserving community groups.
“We’re immensely proud of our ability to deliver these kinds of social and environmental returns to our regional communities,” Regional Australia Bank regional manager Ben Luck explained.
We’re immensely proud of our ability to deliver these kinds of social returns to our regional communities.Ben Luck
“For a bank like ours, which is founded on the promise to operate in the best interests of our customers and communities, it’s entirely fitting that our customers are able to lead the way in initiatives like this, given that they’ll often be the ones benefitting from the positive impacts of this program.”
“The Community Partnership Program is just one of the ways in which we assist our customers and communities,” Regional Australia Bank CEO Kevin Dupé added.
“We’re proud to continue delivering the Community Support Program in 2017, enabling it to continue enhancing the quality of life and a strong sense of community for the regions it serves.”