Five Grand up for Grabs for Manly Community Groups

Wednesday, 12/11/2008

Manly’s not-for-profit organisations have been invited to apply for a total of $5,000 in funding on offer from Bank of Queensland Manly.

Owner-Manager Jon Hui said the Manly area was served by many committed charity, community and sporting groups dedicated to improving the lives and lifestyles of residents.

“I know many of these groups do it tough when it comes to financing their activities, so my plan is to help them extend their assistance to the community,” Jon said.

“The people of Manly have supported my Owner-Managed Branch for over five years and I would like to return that favour by using my discretion as Owner-Manager to allocate a total of up to $5,000 to one or more local groups under the Bank’s Community Connect program. 

“I am asking community groups to send me a single page outlining how they contribute to the community and what they could achieve with additional funding.  The funding is open to organisations involved in:

  • professional and amateur sport;
  • business and professional activities;
  • performing arts;
  • community activities;
  • charitable and cause-related activities;
  • educational activities;
  • rural or farming organisations/activities; and
  • medical research and medical fundraising activities.

“In particular, we are really looking to help out organisations which display the Bank’s own core values of passion, achievement, courage, integrity & teamwork.

“The only criteria are that they be based locally, which opens it up to state-wide or national groups with a base in Manly, and that they are not involved with activities that:

  • could be detrimental to public health or safety, discriminatory, or offensive to the community;
  • encourage smoking, alcohol -consumption, substance abuse, or are directly related to gambling; or
  • are directly aligned to political, religious or sectarian groups."

Submissions must be dropped in to the branch, located at 50 Cambridge Parade, Manly, by Friday, 12 December.