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The role of our bank is to feed into prosperity, not off it.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank pride itself on its work with Australian communities.

We recognise that without successful communities, there cannot be successful businesses.

Our approach begins with listening. How do local leaders see their community growing? What are their problems? Can Bendigo and Adelaide Bank help address these threats and opportunities?

Often we can do so by finding ways to secure banking access. But increasingly we are finding other ways to help, too.

The Community Bank model
For more than 20 years our Community Bank branches have continued to resonate with customers and their communities.

They deliver so much more than just quality banking services:

  • Jobs for local people;
  • Investment opportunities for local shareholders;
  • Profits for the community; and
  • Funding and assistance for important community projects.

Local branch, owned by locals, putting back into local projects. You can't beat that!

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Helping build strong futures for young Australians

Each year we award scholarships to first year tertiary students studying at an Australian university, college or TAFE campus for the first time.

Our scholarship programs come from many sponsors and provide the opportunity for further study to a number of students across the country. These programs are delivered in partnership with Rural Bank, Alexander & Bridget Jones MSC scholarship, many of our Community Bank branches, and our own team at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.

We're committed to supporting the future of Australian youth.

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Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and our brands are committed to supporting local communities.

The majority of our sponsorships are provided through our national branch network. We believe this gives the most benefit to communities. Local people making decisions for their own communities.

For Bendigo Bank related sponsorships please contact your closest Bendigo Bank branch network with regards to local requests.

Community Enterprise FoundationTM

By recognising that the real hero in your community is you, Community Enterprise FoundationTM, along with our trustee Sandhurst Trustees, are honoured to play a role in supporting hundreds of communities across the nation.

Through the facilitation of grant programs, community focused appeals and the distribution of funds, we have walked alongside you, as one, to achieve your community outcomes.

It is a privilege for us to be on the journey with you.

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Donations help build stronger communities

We're helping local communities through tough times.

One example is the Victorian Foodbank feeding families in need. Every dollar donated is TWO meals created – it’s that simple.



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Grants, scholarships, and community focused appeals, we're here to make dreams come true.
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Whether affected by devastating bushfires, helping build a hospital centre, or a much-needed playground, we're here to help!

Read our inspiring stories from across Australia.

Things you should know

Community Enterprise Foundation™ is administered by Sandhurst Trustees Limited.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of this nation and the Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present as it is their knowledge and experience that holds the key to the success of future generations.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL / Australian Credit Licence 237879. Any advice provided on this website is of a general nature only and does not take into account your personal needs, objectives and financial circumstances. You should consider whether it is appropriate for your situation. Information on this page can change without notice to you.
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