OUR FUNDING OBJECTIVES

The Board of Strathmore Community Services Limited (Community Bank) is inundated each year with applications for funding from various local community groups. Whilst the board gives due consideration to all applications we do however look more favourably upon applications that continue to support us as a local community bank.

Such support is typically by way of a combination of banking either directly with us via accounts, supporting us with key staff and volunteers within your organisation either banking with us also or by way of introduction of new business or personal banking such that we can reciprocate our commitment back to you by way of increased funding.

We also look for support from Organisations that can provide the Branch with community visibility (e.g. signage, banners, logos on shirts, shorts, jackets, etc) and the promotion of our Branch’s branding in newsletters, promotional material, social media and websites with links.

We encourage you to continue to make applications for funding into the future with the above points of consideration taken into account. In short, if you continue to support us then as a community group – we will continue to support you – this provides a meaningful working relationship for all concerned.

SECOND TIME APPLICANTS

If you have received any funding from the Strathmore Community Bank Branch in the past, you may be required to provide information and proof of evidence of how the funds were spent such as photographs of the completed works, paid invoices etc.

APPLYING FOR FUNDING FOR A SPECIAL EVENT

If you are applying for funding for a specific event, you will need to submit your application at least 60 days prior to the date of the event in order to meet the funding assessment timeframes. Any events that have already commenced or have been completed will be declined.

WHEN ARE FUNDING APPLICATIONS ASSESSED?

Funding applications are assessed monthly (with the exception of January) and must be received prior to 4pm by the last Wednesday of each month. Once we receive your full application, we place it on the Agenda for assessment at our Grants and Board meeting for the following month. All applicants will be notified in writing and we ask that you allow up to 60 days for a response.

WHAT IF YOUR APPLICATION IS UNSUCCESSFUL?

We assess each application on its merit and usually consider those organisations that provide Strathmore Community Bank Branch us with the greatest support. The Board has the discretion to exclude certain events and/or requests if deemed contravening to the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Sponsorship Policy. If your application is unsuccessful, your organisation is welcome to submit another application in the future. We notify all unsuccessful applicants in writing.