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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

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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Applications for IMB Bank Community Foundation grants are open until February 28, 2020

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How to apply

1. Review the objectives

Review the Community Foundation objectives – the more we can understand how your project meets the ICF objectives the better.

2. Review your eligibility

Review the Criteria & Constraints to ensure your project is eligible for funding.

3. Complete the application

Complete the online application and submit it before 5pm on Friday 28 February 2020. Don’t forget to download the Sample Application Form for reference.

4. Funding process

If your application is successful, your organisation will be required to have a current bank account with IMB for the purpose of direct transfer of funds. Accounts may be opened at any IMB branch.

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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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Why choose IMB Bank?

Established in 1880, IMB has been helping people achieve their financial goals for 139 years. IMB offers a full range of banking solutions including home and personal lending, savings and transaction accounts, term deposits, business banking, financial planning and can arrange a wide range of insurance and travel products.

IMB has a growing branch network throughout the Illawarra, Sydney, NSW South Coast, the ACT and Melbourne. We have a lending specialist in every branch and a team of mobile lending specialists who will come to you. IMB members enjoy access to free automated phone and internet banking and a team of professionals who are just a phone call away at our locally based call centre.

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