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#GreaterNewEngland funding helps provide peaceful haven for the elderly

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Yallambee, home for the aged in Gunnedah, has taken out this month’s public vote for Greater Bank’s #GreaterNewEngland community funding program.

The not-for-profit, community-funded retirement village provides residential aged care and independent living accommodation for local men and women over the age of 55 years.

With no government funding, Yallambee relies on community donations and minimal board collected from residents. The $3,000 grant is a welcome relief for the aged-care providers and will help cover overheads and maintenance expenses while keeping rent costs as low as possible.

The runners-up for the November round were the University of New England’s Indigenous Student Association and Tamworth Family Support Services, who will each benefit from a $1000 grant.

Greater Bank’s Regional Manager, Jennifer Smith, is proud to see the funding provided through the #GreaterNewEngland program benefiting such a cross-section of the community.

“Every month we see $5,000 go towards helping people of a variety of different backgrounds, ages and talents throughout the New England region,” said Mrs Smith.

We're glad to see the recipient of this month’s major grant offering a valuable service to the senior population throughout the Gunnedah community. In addition to this, we’ll also witness funding go towards our local university cohort as well as families across Tamworth requiring support from a range of different services. | Jennifer Smith, Regional Manager


“To date, the program has provided $115,000 to 75 community groups across the New England region. As a customer-owned bank, we are so proud to be able to provide this ongoing support to the communities that support us.”

Voting is now open for the final funding round for 2018, with a Gunnedah trio in the mix; Gunnedah MS, Gunnedah Pre-School and Swimming Gunnedah. Members of the public have until Wednesday, 19 December to submit their votes to help determine who will receive the major funding up for grabs.

To submit your vote either go online to or visit any Greater Bank branch. Collectively the effort you make to vote will mean a lot to the winning organisation in terms of the programs and services they are able to offer the community.

Greater Bank is also calling for nominations for future funding rounds. Community groups can find out how to do so by visiting Entry is via social media, using the hashtag #GreaterNewEngland and telling us in 100 words or less how the organisation is helping to improve the lives of locals.