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Gunnedah Public School secures funding for disadvantaged students through #GreaterNewEngland program

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The people of Gunnedah have rallied behind Gunnedah Public School, voting them the major beneficiary of Greater Bank’s #GreaterNewEngland community funding program for August.

This month all three nominations were Gunnedah-based community groups and based on the public vote Gunnedah Public School will receive $3000, while runners-up, Gunnedah Riding for the Disabled and Arts Gunnedah will each take away $1000.

Gunnedah Public School will use Greater Bank’s funding to help students who are disadvantaged to participate in school excursions. Their involvement in these extra curricula activities will not only assist to further their education but make students feel more involved and provide rewarding experiences.

Greater Bank’s Regional Manager, Jennifer Smith, is thrilled to see this month’s funds directly injected into the Gunnedah community to support three very worthwhile causes.

“The result shows what a passionate and proactive community exists in Gunnedah, committed to supporting the wellbeing and connectedness of its own people,” Mrs Smith said.

Gunnedah Public School is a key institution within the Gunnedah community and it is heart warming to see them go above and beyond to ensure all students have access to educational and rewarding experiences.  | Jennifer Smith, Regional Manager

Voting is now open for the September #GreaterNewEngland funding round with two more Gunnedah groups in contention - Gunnedah Eisteddfod Society and Gunnedah Meals on Wheels, as well as the third nomination, Uralla Tennis Club. Members of the public have until Wednesday, 26 September to vote for who they think worthiest of the major funding up for grabs.

“Voting is simple and can be done either online at or by dropping in to one of our branches. It doesn’t take long to submit your vote, but collectively the effort you make will mean a lot to the winning organisation in terms of the programs and services they are able to offer the community,” Mrs Smith said.

“As a customer-owned bank, the #GreaterNewEngland program is central to our commitment to supporting the communities that support us.”

Greater Bank is also calling for nominations for future funding rounds. Community groups can do so via social media by using the hashtag #GreaterNewEngland in a post to Greater Bank’s Facebook Page, or in a post on an organisation’s Twitter or Instagram account and telling us in 100 words or less how the organisation is helping to improve lives of locals.