There’s a tangible community spirit underpinning the economic prosperity and quality of life here in regional Australia. That’s why our banking comes packaged with a conscience. This year we gave back almost one million dollars to our local communities in the form of sponsorships, donations, grass roots community initiatives and small infrastructure projects which help our communities thrive, and create more enjoyable places to live. After all, it’s the opportunity to make a difference, to build communities and to create better places to live that drives so many of us.
Here’s just a handful out of the hundreds of worthwhile groups we sponsor:
Regional Australia Bank Curryfest
Celebrating its 11th year, this festival of culture & cuisine continues to attract thousands of visitors to the beachside village of Woolgoolga located 20 minutes north of Coffs Harbour on the beautiful NSW Mid North Coast.
The Regional Australia Bank Curryfest results in the picturesque wide main streets of the town closing to traffic and being lined with over 150 food and market stalls. The whole town gets behind the event with local retailers hosting special sales, participating in “Tastes of Woolgoolga” restaurant nights, offering special accommodation discounts and hosting stalls. Curry is central but other international cuisines are also featured.
BackTrack provides guidance & education programs for at risk youth, assisting them to develop work-based skills and broaden their employment prospects. Along with providing financial contributions we continue to contribute in-kind support such as use of materials, public relations, graphic design and printing needs.
Regional Australia Bank National Rugby Camp
The Regional Australia Bank National Rugby Camp is brought to Armidale each year in January giving nearly 300 kids from around the region the opportunity to learn and develop their skills.
Regional Australia Bank Quality Business Awards
The Regional Australia Bank Quality Business Awards are one of the largest, most prestigious Business Awards in regional NSW. Starting in 1984 with an aim to publicly recognise outstanding businesses within the Tamworth region. The awards are now held annually to celebrate Business Excellence and to publically recognise outstanding businesses within the community.
Regional Australia Bank Dubbo Show
The Regional Australia Bank Dubbo Show promotes agricultural excellence through competition, aiming to engage, educate and entertain patrons and customers in a safe, controlled but dynamic and exciting environment since 1872.