One of the largest and most successful swimming clubs in the North West, Swimming Gunnedah, has taken out this month’s major grant for Greater Bank’s #GreaterNewEngland funding program.
Home to the town’s most impressive aquatic talent, Swimming Gunnedah has been an active part of the local community for more than 60 years.
Following on from the club’s recent announcement of a new coach and committee, Greater Bank’s funding will be used to help launch new initiatives for the whole community to enjoy, including improvements to the club’s strong learn to swim program, which forms the basis of its family-focused philosophy and offers a springboard for ongoing pool-based fitness and fun.
Both runners-up for the December round were also Gunnedah groups, with Gunnedah Preschool and Gunnedah MS Incorporated each receiving a $1000 grant.
Greater Bank’s Regional Manager, Jennifer Smith, is proud to see this month’s total pool of funding go towards making a #Greater Gunnedah.
“Christmas has come early for the people of Gunnedah, with a $5,000 cash injection being distributed between three of the community’s most important not-for-profit service providers,” said Mrs Smith.
“As the funding program comes to an end for 2018, we couldn’t be prouder of where the money has gone and the amazing initiatives it has helped deliver to communities across the New England region.
To date, the #GreaterNewEngland program has provided $145,000 to community groups across the region and as a customer-owned bank, providing this ongoing support to the communities that support us is something we find truly rewarding. | Jennifer Smith, Regional Manager
The #GreaterNewEngland funding program will continue in 2019 with the next round of voting open from 7 to 30 January. Vying for the share in $5000 will be Armidale Relay for Life, Gunnedah Tennis Club and Kootingal Junior Rugby League Football Club.
To submit your vote either go online to greater.com.au/greaternewengland 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 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 lives of locals.