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Bendigo Bank is committed to the care and wellbeing of its customers and communities—especially when things get tough.

Right now the bank’s Community Bank branches—who have a charter to help their communities with local grants and sponsorships—are pivoting to respond to the needs in our Mornington Peninsula communities.

In Mt Eliza, the Bendigo Bank branch has helped Mt Eliza Secondary College get some of their students set-up for home schooling with Internet access and technical support. The local board of Directors engaged the team at SolutionOne to source equipment and provide technical support to get the students up and running quickly—keeping their home schooling on track.

The Rye, Dromana and Rosebud branches have funded Southern Peninsula Community Support’s food relief program. It has seen a sharp increase in demand since the crisis started. They’ve also provided funding to the Advance College of Education to purchase computer equipment so its local students can continue their remote learning.

The Balnarring branch is helping the Crib Point Community Support Group to deliver meals and support to locals who are struggling.

Bendigo Bank’s Community Bank branches will continue to return the profits they make to the communities they are part of. They expect there will be work to do in the coming months as the economic fall-out of the COVID-19 pandemic becomes clearer.

“Whether it’s bushfires or pandemics, community recovery is a marathon, not a sprint” said Alex Godfrey from the region’s Community Bank branches.

“Bendigo Bank is here to support our customers and communities for the long-term. We’re here in the good times, and the bad.”

If you are a customer and need assistance, contact any Bendigo Bank branch or call our customer hotline on 1300 236 344. The bank’s website provides useful information on various customer support measures.

Visit bendigobank.com.au

Written by: Daz

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