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Community Investment Program- Bendigo Community Bank Hastings

December 20, 2023


For 15 years the Bendigo Community Bank Hastings has been helping our local Biosphere Reserve community to thrive. They return our profits to the people and communities that generate them. Bendigo Bank’s network of Community Bank branches have pumped almost $300 million back into Australian communities. More than $800,000 of that has been right here, in and around Hastings. From youth leadership programs to art shows, community radio to community houses, children’s basketball to bowls clubs, swimming lessons to programs to keep the reserve tidy, together they are building a stronger, healthier and more resilient community.

The ethos of the Community Bank Hastings is based on the belief that thriving communities share a sense of common purpose and self- belief. Both the Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation and the Community Bank understand that connected and engaged communities become greater than the sum of the parts, and that working together brings meaning and mutual benefits to all.


We are thrilled to announce that we to have been one of the many successful recipients of the Community Investment Program. Alongside many other wonderful community groups doing great things for the reserve, we were invited to the Funding awards night November 21st, held at the Hastings Club, to receive our certificate and meet the other recipients.

We thank the Community Bank Hastings and look forward to sharing more about the Investment program over the next year.


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