Sponsorships: the rewards are mutual
Recently we announced a progressive new range of Sponsorship tools to help all of us achieve more, and simple tools, such as Club Rewards, to reward members for community bank patronage.
Our quarterly sponsorship program continues to go from strength to strength. Our Ongoing Sponsorship program acknowledges the annual support we give to many established clubs, schools and organisations in our community. This streamlines the application process by awarding set amounts based on club activity for a three-year commitment. Several local groups are already benefitting from this funding.
We have also launched our Special Effort Fundraising (SEF) program, which is available to Ongoing Sponsorship recipients who have partnership proposals for major works or renovations, significant cost projects or other suitable larger investments.
The Powelltown Football and Netball Club were our first group to set up a SEF program and have already successfully raised almost $8333 towards the installation of new lights, which we will match two for one to bring their funding tally to $25,000.
In September, we held our first Sponsorship Presentation Night. Attendees received their sponsorship certificate and cheque and also gave a short presentation to the group about their activities – a wonderful way to showcase the work done in our communities and cross promote with other groups.
We are always looking for ways to work in partnership with our community, and support projects that our community tell us are important to them.
Sponsorships Congratulations to
Upper Yarra Pony Club for Club Room Upgrade $4000
ECOSS for Ecotopia Junction Festival 2015 $3000
Upper Yarra SES Kitchen Refurbishment 2014 $6620
Redwood Community Centre Kitchen upgrade 2014$5255
Warburton Valley CEDA for Everesting 2015 $1000
Quarterly Crafternoons and International Crochet Day Gathering 2014 $2410
Upper Yarra Netball Association for Representative Squad Assistance 2014 $6250
Woods Point Gun Club for UYCE Cup 2014 $3000
Yarra Ranges Kindergartens for Mosaic Pavers and sustainable outdoor play area $2300
Upper Yarra Toy Library for signage and active toy promotion $2000
LINC Church Services Network for Cancer Treatment Transport 2015/16 $6500 py