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$50,000 Commitment to Hume Bank Safer Communities Fund

Hume Bank and Border Trust Announce $50,000 Commitment to Hume Bank Safer Communities Fund.

“At Hume Bank we believe in making progress for all in our community, and to do this we will take a stand on big issues that our community cares about. One of these is family and domestic violence.  We understand that we all need to work together to promote and foster safe, equal and respectful relationships and that we all must continue to do more”, Hume Bank CEO, Stephen Capello said.

In support of this important issue, today Hume Bank announced a new initiative in partnership with Border Trust, committing $50,000 to the newly established Hume Bank Safer Communities Fund.

“The Hume Bank Safer Communities Fund is designed to provide vital financial support to local not-for-profit organisations and initiatives that improve safety and well-being in our region.”

“This Fund will contribute funds directly to frontline family and domestic violence services in our community”,
CEO Stephen Capello stated.

“Our ultimate goal is to create a safer community, and we know by standing together on this important issue we are taking a step in the right direction”, Mr Cappello noted.

The first grant round is scheduled to open on 5 August 2024, with applications closing on 15 September 2024. The successful programs will be announced at Hume Bank’s AGM on November 20, 2024.

Border Trust will receive and manage donations and deliver the grants program, ensuring funds are allocated to programs that meet the established criteria of support, across the entire region including, Albury/Wodonga, Wagga and Wangaratta. This collaboration will involve extensive community consultation to identify the most pressing needs and ensure the effective distribution of resources.

“We are thrilled to partner with Hume Bank to address this pressing need in our community. As a community foundation, Border Trust has the local connections and expertise needed to effectively manage the Safer Communities Fund. Donors can rest assured that their gift will make a positive difference, now and in the future”, Sue Gold, Border Trust Executive Officer said.

If you would like to contribute to this cause, tax-deductible donations can be made to the Fund at any Hume Bank branch or via bank transfer into BSB- 640 000 Account number 111 334 863.