The first month of the year has been a fruitful one for the Steel City Strings, after taking out this month’s major grant for Greater Bank’s #GreaterIllawarra community funding program.
Steel City Strings is a passionate group of talented local musicians who dedicate time and energy to bring classical music to the region and foster young performers to further develop their skills as musicians.
The $2,000 grant will offset costs associated with their performances and also programs to help further the musical education of the region’s up and coming string stars.
Both runners-up, Kanahooka Girls' Brigade and the Albion Park Cows Football Club, will each receive $500 for their nomination to help subsidies operational costs and ensure the community can continue to join in the extra-curricular activities they offer.
Greater Bank’s Regional Manager, Greg Creagan, is thrilled to see three vastly different community groups benefit from this year’s first round of funding.
“It’s great to see such a diverse range of community groups benefiting from the funds on offer through the #GreaterIllawarra program,” Mr Creagan said.
“While all three groups offer different experiences to different people, they share the common goal of positively contributing to our community.”
“This ultimately forms the underlying premise of what the #GreaterIllawarra program is all about. It came about as a way for Greater Bank to show its commitment to supporting the communities that supports us.” | Greg Creagan, Regional Manager
Voting for the February funding round is now open and closes on Wednesday, 27 February. Vying for the share in $3000 will be Wollongong Brass and Wind Bands, Jamberoo P&C Association and 100% Kokoda – Triple 100 Challenge.
To submit your vote either go online to greater.com.au/greaterillawarra or visit any local 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.