Got a good idea to keep the local economy ticking?

The (Bendigo Bank) Community Bank Bacchus Marsh is offering $500 to every community organisation in the town and surrounding areas to spend locally.

“The last 12 months have been challenging for families, community groups, sporting clubs and our local businesses,” Chair Claire Sutherland said.

“And we want our community to organise an event or activity that reconnects their members and supports a local business.” 

Each organisation can choose how they would like to spend the funds.

Ms Sutherland said ideas included social functions using local suppliers, raffles with prizes or vouchers from local businesses or hiring entertainers.

The application process is simple and staff at the branch at 137A Main St Bacchus Marsh can assist or email Ian Prince at

Ms Sutherland said the branch’s continued growth in customers and banking business has made it possible to invest more than $700,000 into the community since 2014.

Even with all the challenges we have all faced in 2020, your local Bacchus Marsh Communuty Bank have still had a very…

Posted by Community Bank Bacchus Marsh on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

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