Dog Sports New England is hoping to attract more visitors to the Armidale region through by regular competitions for agility handlers after receiving a $3000 grant from Greater Bank.
An affiliate of the Agility Dog Association of Australia and the only one in NSW was named the winner of Greater Bank’s August #GreaterArmidale community funding program.
Runners-up this month were Armidale City Public School and Armidale City Westside Football Club, who each receive $1000 to support their respective programs.
The #GreaterArmidale community funding program has now provided $60,000 to local charity groups and will continue to provide $5,000 per month to other worthy groups, as voted by the general public.
Members of the Armidale community are encouraged to vote each month by going online at greater.com.au/greaterarmidale, or by dropping into the Greater Bank’s Armidale branch.
Voting for the next grant round opens on Monday, 4 September. New England Regional Art Museum, Sandon Public School, Catholic Sports Club Cricket Club will each vie for the cash grants. Voting closes at 5:00pm, on Wednesday, September 27.
Greater Bank Armidale Acting Branch Manager, Shannan Feneley, said they are still seeking nominations from community groups to be considered for future funding rounds.
“This is such a wonderful program to be part of knowing we are supporting groups that are making a real difference to the Armidale community,” Ms Feneley said.
“We have supported 36 community groups to date and we know there are many more out there doing great things that could do with financial support. If you are involved in, or know of a community organisation or charity, that is doing great things in Armidale, let us know about them.”
To find out how to nominate a community group, go to greater.com.au/greaterarmidale. Nominations can be made via social media using the hashtag #GreaterArmidale, telling us in 100 words or less how the organisation is helping to improve lives of locals.
Each month, Greater Bank will select three organisations that the community will vote on to receive the grant.