BCU donates to community groups
NON-profit groups across the region from surf clubs to pre-schools will share more than $70,000 in donations this month as part of BCU’s Community Saver Account (CSA) Program.
The Credit Union launched the program two years ago as a way to promote community spirit among residents and groups, clubs and schools in the region.
BCU Chief Executive, Lyndon Kingston, said although the credit union gave hundreds of thousands of dollars away in sponsorship each year, it was the community groups, often run by volunteers, who worked hard to serve our region.
“The CSA program gives a helping hand to groups who do so much great work in our region,” Mr Kingston said.
“These groups often do it tough and expend so much energy on fundraising just to keep the wheels turning – that’s why we developed the Community Saver Account Program – so they could receive a cash donation each year.”
This year, the CSA program will see a breast cancer support group receive $9074, a Coffs Harbour primary school get $3420 and local surf clubs share in more than $14,000.
Mr Kingston said anyone could help boost the donations by saving money in a Community Saver Account.
“When you open your CSA you’ll be asked to nominate which organisation you would like to support. Then BCU will look at the average annual balance of the account and donate the equivalent of 1 per cent of this amount to the group you nominate.”