Talk and Fork Community BBQ, has been awarded this month’s major grant for Greater Bank’s #GreaterIllawarra community program after taking out the public vote for October.
Talk and Fork Community BBQ, a collaborative effort involving a number of local not-for-profit agencies, will use the $2,000 grant to fund a weekly BBQ lunch at McCabe Park in Wollongong to feed people experiencing homelessness.
The initiative supports individuals & families in need and aims to create greater awareness, as well as reduce the stigma and judgement that exists surrounding those most vulnerable in the Illawarra region.
The two runners-up, Wollongong Relay for Life and Mums Exercise Group Australia, will each receive $500 for their nomination.
Greater Bank’s Regional Manager, Greg Creagan, is thrilled to see the funding go towards such worthwhile initiatives that bring the local community together at the same time as helping those in need.
“To see first hand how the funding from the #GreaterIllawarra program is allocated each month to benefit members of the local community is truly rewarding" | Greg Creagan, Regional Manager
“The Talk and Fork Community BBQ is such a valuable service that not only helps those facing times of hardship but also offers an outlet for other members of the community to come together and be involved in something for the greater good.”
Voting is now open for the November funding round with Pink Elephants Support Network, Woonona Public School and Illawarra Committee Against Domestic Violence taking up the three nominations.
Members of the public have until Wednesday, 28 November to vote for who they think should receive the major funding by CLICKING HERE or by dropping in to one of Greater Bank’s five branches across the region.
“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 local community,” Mr Creagan said.
“As a customer-owned bank, the #GreaterIllawarra program is central to our commitment to support the communities that support us.”
Greater Bank is also calling for nominations for future funding rounds. Community groups can do so by CLICKING HERE and telling us in 100 words or less how the organisation is helping to improve lives of locals.