Local community hub and home of Uralla’s sporting enthusiasts, Uralla Tennis Club, has taken out September’s public vote and been awarded the major funding prize for Greater Bank’s #GreaterNewEngland community funding program.
As a community tennis club for all ages, the club recently started a volunteer-led junior competition and will put the $3,000 funding towards an upgrade of its courts so all members can continue to enjoy playing tennis in the comfort of new facilities close to home.
The additional two nominees for September were Gunnedah-based community groups, Gunnedah Meals on Wheels and Gunnedah Eisteddfod Society. Both organisations will receive $1000 as runners-up.
Greater Bank’s Regional Manager, Jennifer Smith, is thrilled to see this month’s funding go towards three causes that play such a vital role in servicing their local community.
Uralla might be a small town, but it’s obvious just how strong its sense of community is. We’re so thrilled that the local tennis club has taken out this month’s major grant and can’t wait to see what upgrades are made to the facilities as a result - Jennifer Smith, Regional Manager
“Gunnedah has always had a strong presence in the #GreaterNewEngland program, so it’s great to see the local community benefit again with Meals on Wheels and the Eisteddford Society receiving a funding boost to go towards facilitating the services they offer at a local level.”
Voting is now open for the October #GreaterNewEngland funding round with three new groups in contention – Gunnedah Blackjack Camera Club, Gunnedah Conservatorium and Tamworth Physical Culture Club. Members of the public have until Wednesday, 24 October to vote for who they think worthiest of the major funding up for grabs.
“Voting is simple and can be done either online at greater.com.au/greaternewengland or by dropping into 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 and telling us in 100 words or less how the organisation is helping to improve the lives of locals.