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South Coast and Far South Coast charities urged to apply for IMB Bank Community Foundation funding


South Coast and Far South Coast charities urged to apply for

IMB Bank Community Foundation funding – deadline extended

IMB Bank Community Foundation offers helpful tips for navigating grant applications; and encourages all community groups to consider applying

South Coast and Far South Coast community groups, charities and not-for-profits are encouraged to get their applications in for 2022 IMB Bank Community Foundation funding, with the deadline extended to allow more time for groups to apply. Groups in need of a financial boost to support a community-minded initiative can apply for funding via www.imb.com.au/community until 5pm, July 15.


Funding plays a vital role in helping community groups, charities and not-for-profits tackle local challenges, providing support where and when it’s needed most.


“Anyone who is focused on improving the lives of others in their community, who has a great idea or a program already underway, should consider applying for a grant through the IMB Bank Community Foundation. If it’s a great not-for-profit idea that helps people, we want to hear about it,” said Robert Ryan, IMB Bank CEO.


Applications can be made online at: www.imb.com.au/community. Application deadline extended to 5pm Friday, 15 July.


IMB Bank Community Foundation has offered tips for applicants to navigate the funding application process. Tips include checking eligibility criteria, providing data to highlight local relevance and need, showcasing a clear vision about how the project will benefit locals .



IMB Bank Community Foundation is focused on building brighter futures through strong, resilient and forward-focused communities - which is at the heart of IMB Bank's core values.

In the South Coast and Far South Coast, IMB Bank Community Foundation has supported diverse groups and projects including:


  • Arts Council of Eurobodalla: Funding art materials for classes so participants can create artworks to showcase at the annual Exhibition.

  • Bega District Volunteer Rescue Group: Purchase of a back-up defibrillation machine to respond to cardiac arrest instances and provide CRP first aid until the Ambulance officers arrive.

  • Bega Men’s Shed: Purchase of a dust extraction system to improve health and safety of members involved in construction of projects utilising wood.

  • Community Work Shed: Funding to fabricate and install stairs and a hand-railing at the Moruya base to access a loft area for storing work projects.

  • Eurobodalla Woodcraft Guild: Purchase of new equipment after it was destroyed in the 2019 bushfires.

  • Far South Coast Family Support Services: Funding to train a Play Therapist to support children in the Bega Valley who are experiencing trauma.

  • Narooma Men’s Shed: Replacement of the table saw which is used for 65% of community projects.

  • Shoalhaven Heads Native Botanic Garden: Installation of a G5 AED Defibrillator to improve the public safety amenity of Shoalhaven Heads Native Botanic Garden.

  • TeenSafe: Supporting the upkeep of the vehicle fleet to operate safe-driver training courses for teen L and P plate drivers in Moruya.

  • Towamba Rural Fire Brigade: Purchase of a generator cage and hose drying rack.

  • Wolumla Rural Fire Brigade: Purchase of helmet-mounted torches for firefighting duties in darkness.


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