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Louise Farroway
Project Youth

Through Cafe Y in Sydney’s south, Louise Farroway is providing disadvantaged young people with social inclusion, professional education, career opportunities and the ability to make a killer cup of coffee.

 

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Nicole Jervis
Cancer Patients Foundation

The Look Good Feel Better program provides an immediate spiritual lift to people subjected to physical changes as a result of their cancer treatment. Sutherland Shire local Nicole Jarvis has championed Look Good Feel Better and improved lives in her community. 

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Melissa Abu-Gazaleh
Top Blokes Foundation

Since 2008, Melissa Abu-Gazaleh has been delivering programs and events that inspire and support young men in NSW as they become healthy, productive and decent members of our communities. 

 

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Sally O’Neill
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

Established by Education Officer Sally O’Neill, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery’s Community Outreach Workshops make art creation more accessible to those who with higher needs and delivers a benefit to the entire community. 

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Sandra Pires
Why Documentaries

Thanks to a second series of short films due for release in 2020, Sandra Pires continues to build bridges between cultures in our community by highlighting that which unties us most: friendships.
 

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Ann-Marie Balliana
Football South Coast

With a thriving league for women and girls, and programs that encourage participation from refugees and people of all abilities, Ann-Marie Balliana has ensured that Football South Coast truly embodies the spirit of “the world game”.

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Jackie Rousseau
Royal Life Saving Australia ACT Branch

Recognising that being able to swim is a necessity for living in Australia, Jackie Rousseau pioneered the Swim 4 Life program, which has made over 1300 children from vulnerable backgrounds in the ACT more water-wise.
 

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Jayne Baric
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

The architect of the Victor Chang Heart Health Tour, which has checked the heart health of more than 76,000 people around the country, Jayne Baric exemplifies the IMB Bank Community Foundation spirit: changing our communities for the better. 
 

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Annette and Dean Turner
The Crossing Land Education Centre

Established in 1998 by Annette and Dean Turner, the Crossing Land Education Centre is a not-for-profit trust which gives people an experience of a sustainable way of life, changing the world at a grassroots level – one shoot at a time.
 

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Danielle Woolage
CareSouth

For Danielle Woolage, literacy is the bridge between social disadvantage and a functioning society. Since 2015, CareSouth’s Homework Hub has been an essential tool to build this bridge, providing opportunities for student teachers and invaluable literacy skills for vulnerable children.

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Don Rothnie
Menai Men's Shed

The Men’s Shed movement provides men with time on their hands something meaningful to do, and the opportunity to discuss the pressures and joys of life in a welcoming atmosphere. Don Rothnie has played an important part in the Menai Men’s Shed in southern Sydney.

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Ian Radford
U Turn The Wheel

U Turn The Wheel is an innovative Australian program that educates teens on the dangers of driving and the framework for safe behaviour on the roads. With decades of experience as a police officer, Ian Radford has been a dedicated champion of the program in the Southern Tablelands. 

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Helping build and strengthen our local communities since 1999

As a mutual bank, supporting our local communities is important to us. We believe in supporting projects that foster inclusion, encourage volunteering and create sustainable outcomes, enabling the communities around us to thrive.

Over the last 20 years, The IMB Bank Community Foundation has invested over $10 million to support over 700 community projects. We’re very proud of the projects we’ve supported and each year we marvel at the wonderful achievements of our funding recipients.

These diverse and meaningful grassroots programs are found wherever IMB Bank operates — Sydney, The Hunter, The Illawarra, Southern Highlands and Far South Coast NSW.

Previous funding recipients

Farmborough Heights Rural Fire Brigade

A thermal imaging camera will enable The Farmborough Heights Rural Fire Brigade’s volunteer members to fully interpret a fire scene providing accurate situational awareness both day and night. It will also assist in search and rescue operations at any time and in any light conditions.

Giralang/Kaleen Men's Shed

The Giralang/Kaleen Men's Shed offers all men access to a range of activities including a woodworking workshop, garden, physical activity such as walking, and social interaction. Members will be trained in first aid to support shed members if needed.

Girl Guides Association of NSW

Building on a century of adventure, fun and friendship, Girl Guides empowers girls and young women to grow into confident, self-respecting, responsible community members. The project will allow Girl Guides to offer abseiling, high ropes and rock-climbing experiences in the local region providing opportunities for the girls to grow, learn and have fun in the outdoors.

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We provide simple and secure digital banking solutions online and on mobile, and members enjoy access to free automated phone and internet banking, and a team of professionals at our locally based contact centre. With a growing branch network throughout the Illawarra, Sydney, NSW South Coast, Newcastle/Hunter, the ACT and Melbourne, we have a lending specialist in every branch and a team of mobile lending specialists who will come to you.

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