Bayswater and Noranda Bendigo Community Bank grants community groups, schools and crisis support organisations with funding

Bayswater and Noranda Community Bank branches Chair Barry McKenna and senior branch manager Sean Kay with recipients.
Bayswater and Noranda Community Bank branches Chair Barry McKenna and senior branch manager Sean Kay with recipients.

COMMUNITY groups, schools and crisis accommodation organisations have been awarded funds to kick-start projects and maintenance works in 2019.

Bayswater and Noranda Bendigo Community Bank branches hosted a sundowner on December 12, where it granted more than $50,000 in funding towards 14 community projects.

Crisis and short term accommodation organisation 55 Central Maylands received $5000 towards the purchase of materials for its expressive art program and hosting a Christmas party for clients.

Orana House were also granted $5000 for its Me, Mum and Music program – a free six-week program to strengthen the attachment between mothers and their pre-school children who have experienced family and domestic violence.

The Bayswater Community Men’s Shed were rewarded $3000 towards new equipment to assist its training program.

Bayswater Primary School received $5000 for the service, maintenance and purchase of musical instruments, while Camboon Primary School ($2000), John Forrest Secondary College ($4000), Maylands Peninsula Primary School ($5000) and St Columba’s Primary School ($4000) also received funding for art, engineering and playground projects.

Community groups The Morley Momentum and Bayswater Historical Society were granted $5000 each to host the Laneway Fiesta festival and create an art structure from timber pylons from the old Garrett Road Bridge respectively.

Senior branch manager Sean Kay said the bank was committed to continue putting its profits to the local community.