On Tuesday morning at a breakfast in the Walcha Bowling Club, the Regional Australia Bank awarded $12,271.06 to the community – and the Anglican Parish of Walcha, Walcha Men’s Shed Incorporated, Walcha Bushmans Campdraft and Rodeo Association, Friends of Riverview Inc and United Hospital Auxiliaries were just a few of the groups lucky enough to receive a donation.
Regional Australia Bank’s Community Partnership Program is now in its ninth year – and with this year’s donations reaching $840,000, the program continues to go from strength to strength.
Under the program, new bank customers open a transaction account and select which group they would like to support.
Regional Australia Bank then calculates the average annual balance of all supporters’ accounts and donates 1% of the total to the cause on the customers’ behalf.
“We’re immensely proud of our ability to deliver these kinds of social and environmental returns to our regional communities,” said branch manager John Izzard.