Who we support

Our customers are helping make a real difference to our local community, allowing us the opportunity to support an array of local not-for-profit organisations, charities and resources. We are proud of our efforts in giving back more than $3 million to our community since 2002 and we are dedicated to making sure this unique partnership between a local business and its community continues to strengthen year by year.


The Freshwater community comprises – six suburbs (Freshwater, Curl Curl, Queenscliff, Manly, Brookvale and Balgowlah); 12 schools (Harbord Public School, Curl Curl North Public School, St John the Baptist Catholic School, NBSC Balgowlah Boys Campus, NBSC Cromer Campus, NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus, NBSC Mackellar Girls High School, NBSC Manly Selective Campus, St Luke’s Grammar School, St Augustine’s College, St Paul’s College Manly and Stella Maris College) and three surf lifesaving clubs (Freshwater, South Curl Curl and North Curl Curl).

Here are just some of the many ways in which we give back to our community:

  • upgrading local sports grounds and clubhouses
  • granting tertiary scholarships
  • purchasing educational and sporting equipment for schools
  • funding school concerts
  • purchasing surf lifesaving boats and training equipment for nippers
  • funding a shade cover for the local village plaza
  • sponsoring street fairs and concerts, Christmas carols and sporting carnivals
  • supporting CPR lifesaving programs and equipment  
  • upgrading community playgrounds
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How to apply for funding

To be eligible for Community Partnership, your organisation is required to:

  • have an open or have existing bank accounts with Community Bank Freshwater Bendigo Bank
  • have a focus and intent for the local community
  • provide Community Partnership exclusivity in the category of banking and financial services - use our branded promotional material as specified in the application form.
  • conduct membership/audience research during and/or after the sponsored event, including sponsor questions, and provide the results to HFS Limited.

For more information about eligibility for funding, please review the Community Partnership criteria detailed in the Community Partnership Application form, review our Community Partnership Policy or contact us on 9939-6744. When completing the application form, please ensure all questions are answered.

All successful applications are approved by the Board of Directors at their discretion.

See our annual Local and National Community Investment Balance Sheets

Supporting Youth


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