Christmas has come early for the budding young environmentalists of the Keiraville Scout Group, who have taken out this month’s major grant for Greater Bank’s #GreaterIllawarra community funding program.
Formed in 1952, the Keiraville Scout Group's members participate in a wide variety of environmental-focused educational, skills-based and recreational activities. As a group they strive to help clean-up and conserve the natural beauty of the Keiraville community, which is the home to Wollongong’s stunning Botanic Garden.
The scout group will use the $2,000 grant to help supplement additional funds they’ve raised through entrepreneurial activities, such as washing cars, to help cover the cost of sending their group leaders to the Jamboree camp in Adelaide in January.
The two runners-up, Elonera Montessori Robotics and the IRT Foundation, will each receive $500 for their nomination to help continue to educate students and provide vital services to people in need across the Illawarra region.
Greater Bank’s Regional Manager, Greg Creagan, believes this month’s funding has found a very deserving home within three such worthwhile local initiatives.
“We’ve seen an impressive trio of beneficiaries take out the final funding round for this year’s #GreaterIllawarra program,” Mr Creagan said.
“The Keiraville Scout Group do an amazing job of arming young people within our community with valuable life lessons and skills, whilst at the same time offering them a place of belonging and the opportunity to make life-long friendships. We are thrilled to support such a valuable service.”
The #GreaterIllawarra program has been going for six months now and after proven success we can’t wait to see the range of community groups that will continue to benefit from the program as it continues into 2019. It’s all about Greater Bank’s commitment to supporting the community that supports us. | Greg Creagan, Regional Manager
The #GreaterIllawarra funding program will continue in 2019 with the next round of voting open from 7 to 30 January. Vying for the share in $3000 will be Albion Park Cows FC, Kanahooka Girl's Brigade and Steel City Strings.
To submit your vote either go online to greater.com.au/greaterillawarra 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.
“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.
Greater Bank is also calling for nominations for future funding rounds. Community groups can do so by visiting greater.com.au/greaterillawarra and telling us in 100 words or less how the organisation is helping to improve lives of locals.