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    At Greater Bank, we're committed to the communities we call home.  While we show this every day by helping New England locals make their financial dreams a reality, we realise that the best way to make communities stronger is by supporting the organisations that bring people together for the common good.

    We've decided to put the power to change local lives in your hands, Armidale.

    We're calling on all community organisations to raise their voice - simply by uploading a photo and telling us a little about yourself, you're in with a chance to take home a share in $5,000 each and every month. We'll then showcase three chosen organisations each month, asking the community to vote on which one they'd like to see given a helping hand.

    Once you've submitted your entry and staked your claim on how you'd help Greater Bank contribute to a #GreaterArmidale, make sure you head over to our Voting Page.

    Each month, we'll select three lucky organisations and let you decide who you'd like to see given a much needed financial boost!

    June 2017

    RSPCA Armidale - $3,000

    RSPCA Armidale provide both care and shelter for animals, as well as education and training within the community. They plan to use Greater Bank's Community Funding to conduct much needed repairs to their Education van, so that they can continue to visit local schools and raise awareness on the proper treatment and care of animals.

    New England Burns Club - $1,000

    New England Burns Club aim to keep Scottish cultural traditions alive by teaching and holding competitions in Highland Dancing. They plan to use Greater Bank's Community Funding to help facilitate the costs of hosting their 2018 event, so that locals can put their skills to the test!

    Walkley Golf - $1,000

    Walkley Golf's aim is to promote physical and social development in young people by making the game of golf more accessible. They plan to use Greater Bank's Community Funding to pilot a program which will allow them entry to local schools, so that they can spread the message about this wonderful sport.

    May 2017

    Camp Quality Armidale - $3,000

    Guyra Pony Club - $1,000

    Starfish Initiatives - $1,000

    April 2017

    Armidale City Church - $3,000

    Helping Children & Families Armidale - $1,000

    Locals 4 Locals - $1,000

    March 2017

    Armidale Men's Shed - $3,000

    Armidale Men's Shed produce speciality timber products to raise money for community initiatives, and provide learning opportunities for locals. 
    The shed has experienced steady growth, and enjoys broad community support, and will use Greater Bank's community funding to initiate a men's health program for Armidale locals.

    Armidale MS - $1,000

    MS Armidale is both a support group and fundraising organisation, operating under the auspices of MS Australia, whose purpose is to help people within the Armidale region living with Multiple Sclerosis
    MS Australia will use Greater Bank's funding to continue to provide services and care to ensure locals living with MS can live life to its fullest.

    Tour De Rocks - $1,000

    The Tour is a yearly bike ride held to engage and inspire communities to work together to make a difference in the fight against cancer. 
    The Tour will use Greater Bank's Community Funding to continue to provide subsidised services for counselling and massage, and to run their Cancer support group.

    February 2017

    Armidale & District Amateur Radio Club - $3,000

    Armidale & District Amateur Radio Club, based in Newling, provides a space for radio enthusiasts to get together and spread community spirit through broadcasting.The equipment ADARC has currently, as well as the challenging surrounding terrain, means that a number of ‘black-spots’ exist which aren’t able to be reached by transmission. ADARC will use Greater Bank’s community funding to install extra repeater stations and link them back to their base at their Newling club house.

    Armidale Girls Brigade - $1,000

    Armidale Girl’s Brigade consists of 6 comitte members and 26 young members, meeting weekly and hosting yearly camps, with a goal of empowering you girls and women to be themselves, to develop and use their gifts and skills, and to discover what it means to live life to its fullest. The Girl’s Brigade will use Greater Bank’s community funding to provide much needed and expensive transportation for it’s 2017 Camp, which will see young members travel to Sydney.

    Uralla United FC - $1,000

    Uralla Football Club is home to around 100 young girls and boys each year, and the club’s goal is to encourage kids to get involved in sport, and keep fit and healthy. Existing purely on the back of membership and community support, Uralla FC is a largely volunteer run organisation, and will use Greater Bank’s community funding to provide brand new uniforms (and hoodies to keep warm) for the region’s future footballing stars.

    January 2017

    2nd Armidale Scouts Group - $3,000

    The aim of The Scouts Association is to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people, so that they take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens. The 2nd Armidale Scouts Group will use Greater Bank's community funding for a large portable shelter with fold out frame and cloth roof, to use at camps and other outdoor events.

    Armidale Eistedfodd Society - $1,000

    Armidale Eisteddfod Society work very hard in producing Eisteddfods each year. During the Eisteddfod we see talented children and young adults displaying their talents in the areas of Vocal, Keyboard, Speech and Drama, Brass and Woodwind, Strings and Bands and Ensembles. The Society will use Greater Bank's Community Funding to employ a vocal coach to help participants further develop their talents.

    Armidale Breastfeeding Association - $1,000

    Armidale Breastfeeding Association provides a very relaxed atmosphere where toddlers and babies are welcome. ABA would use Greater Bank's Community Funding to facilitate one on one mother to mother support from locally trained counsellors.

    December 2016

    Young Life Uralla - $3,000

    Young Life Australia aims to bring about personal growth and positive outcomes in young people. Greater Bank's Community funding will be put to good use providing afternoon clubs, which provide a safe space for local youth to be influenced by positive adult role models.

    Armidale City Band - $1,000

    Armidale City Band plan to use Greater Bank's community funding for a number of things such as new music, contribution towards instrument maintenance, and to engage the services of a Musical Director with the purpose of building up the band from a learner/beginner band.

    Armidale Community Care Van - $1,000

    Armidale Community Care Vanis loking to make the Armidale Community Greater by providing food for the 200 plus local homeless population. Delivering meals twice a week, the motto of the Care Van is 'it's easier to care than to turn away'.

    November 2016

    Global Care Food Pantry Armidale - $3,000

    Global Care Food Pantry Armidale is a volunteer-run organisation that operates to allow struggling locals to purchase food at an affordable price, putting food on the table for their families. The Pantry has been assisting locals make ends meet for almost three years, helping feed between 20-35 Armidale families each week.

    The Pantry will use Greater Bank’s funding to contribute towards a Greater Armidale by being able to continue purchasing food from the local food bank, providing low cost meals for those in need. This year, The Pantry will be able to provide Christmas hampers to their members, ensuring as many as possible are able to enjoy the spirit of the season.

    Armidale Bridge Club - $1,000

    The Armidale Bridge Club is a community- based club that provides the opportunity to play Bridge in a pleasant & safe setting. An Armidale institution for over 40 years, they have members from Armidale, Uralla and Guyra. Playing Bridge is a social activity that encourages people to be part of an active community.

    Armidale Bridge Club will use Greater Bank’s funding to contribute towards a Greater Armidale by purchasing new tables and equipment used to host their weekly events. With an open door policy, and a promise that every new attendee is assured a game in a friendly environment, all are welcome.

    Special Olympics Northwest New England - $1,000

    Special Olympics Northwest New England contribute towards a Greater Armidale by assisting locals with intellectual disabilities pursue their love for sport. The organisation consists of 10 committee members and 10 volunteers, and currently counts 34 athletes among their membership.

    The organisation promotes weekly training, and regularly hold and attend carnivals for athletes to compete and stay active. Special Olympics Northwest New England will use Greater Bank’s funding to assist in the high cost of transport and accommodation involved in travelling to competitions and events.

    October 2016

    Armidale Athletics Club - $3,000

    The Armidale Athletics Club organises weekly practice for track & field athletes over summer, & XC over winter. The club has put countless hours into growing the membership base & helping people of all ages & abilities to increase fitness. The club believes that running is a fantastic foundation for a fit & healthy lifestyle. As the membership base continues to grow, additional helpers/resources are needed to support the athletes & help them to travel to competitions and achieve their dreams.

    Australian Dance Enterprises - $1,000

    We are in our 25th year, teaching approximately 200 children from 3 years to adults all styles of dance ballet, jazz, tap, creative dance, modern & contemporary dance. We are passionate about giving all children the opportunity to dance and offer free dance lessons to children in our community that are going through tough times. We believe dance should be seen as a fun and enjoyable healthy activity for all. Our students have the opportunity to performing in local dance eisteddfods as well as our end of year dance recital held at Lazenby Hall UNE Armidale. 

    Armidale Animal Shelter - $1,000

    Anne adopted Tammy & Tasha in September 2011 and remains a friend of the shelter and it's activities. There are many such happy endings to the unwanted animals abandoned the shelter deals with daily. We work through our community activities like the volunteer program to promote responsible attitudes to pet ownership. Opening the activities of placed like ours to community involvement has many benefits both to the community and to the animals in our care.

    September 2016

    Uralla Pony Club - $3,000

    Uralla Pony Club has been going for 70 years for kids from 1 – 16. It's a vital part of country kids’ education: it's where kids go to learn about horse-riding skills & improve in horsemanship.

    UPC is a small club, which means it doesn't have the resources & ability to raise funds of the bigger clubs. So the same families are always involved, as volunteers managing the events, & raising the funds needed to pay for showground hire, lunches etc.

    At the moment, UPC is building new stables at its home ground, Uralla Showground, so that we can attract more (and more competitive) riders to our Interclub and other events. (The situation is that the Showground owns the grounds - and we pay rent to them for use of the grounds - and in addition, we must gain Showground approval, and build & maintain any facilities that we need).

    We have had the stables professionally designed and approved by the Showground, & we have had the foundations for the stables laid professionally, we have the steel that the stables will be built from. We are, unfortunately, just short of the funds we need for the remaining materials.

    So with the help of Greater Bank, we'll be able to finish the stables project in time for our 2016 Pony Camp & hopefully, house more horses that can help kids gain the confidence that comes from learning how to ride properly & well.

    Can Assist - $1,000

    Can Assist Armidale contributes to a Greater Armidale by alleviating stress on local cancer patients and their families by providing financial assistance for their medications, transport, accommodation and other expenses during their treatment. Can Assist will use funding from Greater Bank to assist patients with six weeks accommodation, food and transport while they receive their treatment, significantly improving the stress levels of these patients and their families, enabling them concentrate on getting well again. 

    Armidale District Cricket Association - $1,000

    Armidale District Cricket Association conducts junior cricket competition for young cricketers in Armidale and the surrounding district. A highlight for many young cricketers is participation in junior carnivals.  Each year our under 12 team travels to Lismore for a carnival in January.  Our under 13s team goes to Ballina and our under 14s team to Tamworth.  Armidale hosts its own carnival for older junior cricketers every year in January. ADCA will use funding from Greater Bank to continue to provide the opportunities for young cricketers to play in Armidale.

    Terms and Conditions of Entry – Greater Armidale

    1. This promotion is open to all members of the public who are 18 years of age or older, use Greater Bank’s website and Social Media platforms, who are natural persons and representatives of organisations listed as a not-for-profit or registered charity in the state of NSW.

    2. Entrants must upload a photo, brief description of how they would contribute towards a Greater Armidale, and all mandatory personal information by visiting

    3. By submitting an entry in the competition, all Entrants warrant that each visual entry media submitted is an original artistic work of the entrant which does not infringe the rights of any third party. The entrant agrees to indemnify Greater Bank against any and all claims, loss, damage and costs arising from a breach of the warranty set out in this condition.

    4. Greater Bank will not be liable for any breach of copyright. The entrant will be solely responsible for their own entry and the consequences of submitting them. The entrant represents and warrants that their entry is their own and they own or have all necessary licences, rights, consents and permissions to use and authorize Greater Bank to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all entries to enable inclusion and use of the entries in the manner contemplated by these terms and conditions;

    5. Failure to comply with any term or condition may result in disqualification and/or forfeiture of Prizes at Greater Bank’s sole discretion.

    6. Employees of Greater Bank and their Immediate Families* are excluded from entry.

    7. The promotion runs on a monthly rotational basis – entry periods are as follows:

    • 9:00am Monday, August 29, 2016 – 5:00pm, Friday September 30, 2016
    • 9:00am Tuesday, October 4, 2016 – 5:00pm, Wednesday October 26, 2016
    • 9:00am Monday, October 31, 2016 – 5:00pm, Wednesday November 23, 2016
    • 9:00am Monday, November 28, 2016 – 5:00pm, Wednesday December 28, 2016
    • 9:00am Monday, January 2, 2017 – 5:00pm, Wednesday January 25, 2017
    • 9:00am Monday, January 30, 2017 – 5:00pm, Wednesday February 22, 2017
    • 9:00am Monday, February 27, 2017 – 5:00pm, Wednesday March 29, 2017
    • 9:00am Monday, April 3, 2017 – 5:00pm, Wednesday April 26, 2017
    • 9:00am Monday, May 1, 2017 – 5:00pm, Wednesday May 24, 2017
    • 9:00am Monday, May 29, 2017 – 5:00pm, Wednesday June 28, 2017
    • 9:00am Monday, July 3, 2017 - 5:00pm, Wednesday July 26, 2017

    Voting periods for the above entry periods are as follows:

    • 9:00am Monday, August 29, 2016 – 5:00pm, Friday September 30, 2016
    • 9:00am Tuesday, October 4, 2016 – 5:00pm, Wednesday October 26, 2016
    • 9:00am Monday, October 31, 2016 – 5:00pm, Wednesday November 23, 2016
    • 9:00am Monday, November 28, 2016 – 5:00pm, Wednesday December 28, 2016
    • 9:00am Monday, January 2, 2017 – 5:00pm, Wednesday January 25, 2017
    • 9:00am Monday, January 30, 2017 – 5:00pm, Wednesday February 22, 2017
    • 9:00am Monday, February 27, 2017 – 5:00pm, Wednesday March 29, 2017
    • 9:00am Monday, April 3, 2017 – 5:00pm, Wednesday April 26, 2017
    • 9:00am Monday, May 1, 2017 – 5:00pm, Wednesday May 24, 2017
    • 9:00am Monday, May 29, 2017 – 5:00pm, Wednesday June 28, 2017
    • 9:00am Monday, July 3, 2017 - 5:00pm, Wednesday July 26, 2017

    Voting is limited to one submission per hour, with an additional vote being made available if a voter shares the voting page via the social media network of their choice.

    Voting is limited to one email address per voter. Votes using multiple or invalid email addresses will not be counted towards totals.

    8. The promotion ends at 5:00pm Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    9. To enter, an entrant must, during the promotional period;

    • Upload a photo and accompanying text to
    • Text must explain, in 100 words or less, how an individual or organisation would use prize money to contribute towards making a Greater Armidale
    • As part of the above upload process, entrants must include First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Contact Number and information about the applicable organisation they are affiliated with. Entries must not be:
    • Late;
    • Delayed;
    • Incomplete;
    • Incomprehensible;
    • Unlawful;
    • Obscene;
    • Defamatory;
    • Libellous;
    • Threatening;
    • Pornographic;
    • Harassing;
    • Hateful;
    • Racially or ethnically offensive;
    • Capable or encouraging of conduct that would be considered a criminal offence;
    • Capable of violating any law; or
    • Capable of giving rise to civil liability.
    • Only one (1) entry per month (prize period) is permitted per entrant.
    1. Greater Bank accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries, or entries not received by Greater Bank for any reason whatsoever.
    2. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the entrant will be deemed to be the person or organisation whose details were uploaded to the entry page at during the prize period. 
    3. Entry into this draw is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions. 
    4. The Prize
    • First place: 1 x donation of $3,000.00, into a Greater Bank account (X11)
    • Runner Up 1: 1 x donation of $1,000.00 into a Greater Bank account (x11)
    • Runner Up 2: 1 x donation of $1,000.00 into a Greater Bank account (x11)
    1. The total prize pool is valued at $55,000.00
    2. The winning entries for each month (prize period) will be decided based on the number of votes received:
    • Online at, AND
    • Offline, via our Armidale Branch at 101 Faulkner Street, Armidale, NSW, 2350, and our Shopping Centre installation at Armidale Central, 225 Beardy St, Armidale, NSW, 2350

    Entries will be selected to become a part of the voting element of the promotion by validating that entrants have met all entry criteria. This will be completed at Greater Bank’s Head Office, 103 Tudor Street, Hamilton at 10.00am AEST on the following dates:

    • 12:00pm Friday, September 23, 2016
    • 12:00pm Friday, October 21, 2016
    • 12:00pm Thursday, November 24, 2016
    • 12:00pm Thursday, December 29, 2016
    • 12:00pm Thursday, January 27, 2017
    • 12:00pm Thursday, February 23, 2017
    • 12:00pm Thursday, March 30, 2017
    • 12:00pm Thursday, April 27, 2017
    • 12:00pm Thursday, May 25, 2017
    • 12:00pm Thursday, June 29, 2017
    • 12:00pm Thursday, July 27, 2017
    1. Winners as part of the voting element of the promotion are required to attend Greater Bank’s Armidale branch at 101 Faulkner St, Armidale, NSW, 2350 on the following dates/times to receive prize and arrange prize transfer:
    • 10:00am Saturday, October 1, 2016
    • 10:00am Saturday, October 29, 2016
    • 10:00am Friday, November 25, 2016
    • 10:00am Friday, December 30, 2016
    • 10:00am Friday, January 27, 2017
    • 10:00am Friday, February 24, 2017
    • 10:00am Friday, March 31, 2017
    • 10:00am Friday, April 28, 2017
    • 10:00am Friday, May 26, 2017
    • 10:00am Friday, June 30, 2017
    • 10:00am Friday, July 28, 2017

    *        Immediate family includes:  spouse; defacto spouse; parent; parent in law; defacto spouse parent; step-parent; foster-parent or legal guardian; grandparent; child; step-child; foster-child; adopted-child; grandchild; sibling; step-sibling; foster-sibling; defacto sibling; or same sex partner who lives with the Winner as the defacto partner of the Winner on a bona fide domestic basis.

    Greater Bank Limited

    Australian Privacy Principle Policy


    Greater Bank Limited (ABN 88 087 651 956) ('we', 'us', 'our') is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). 

    This Australian Privacy Principle Policy (APP Policy) outlines how we deal with your personal information, as well as our legal obligations and rights as to that information.  If we agree with you to use or disclose any of your personal information in ways which differ to those stated in this Privacy Policy, the provisions of that agreement will prevail to the extent of any inconsistency.

    1. Key types of information

    Certain words have special meanings when used in this APP Policy.

    "Personal information" means information or an opinion about an individual who is identified, or who can reasonably be identified, from the information. Although we try to make sure that all information we hold is accurate, "personal information" also includes any inaccurate information about the individual.

    2. Collection

    Wherever possible, we will collect personal information directly from you.  This information will generally come from what you provide in your application and supporting documentation. 

    We only ask for personal information relevant to your online submission and submission management process.  This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, contact details (like telephone number and postal address).  If you are a non-individual entity this may also include details of office bearers of your organisation.  We may also obtain information about you from other sources for example, government authorities.

    3. Use

    We may use your personal information for the purpose of assessing your online submission or any subsequent online submission by you and, on successful consideration, to provide a grant to you.  This may include:

    ·           establishing and providing our internal systems and processes including accounting, record keeping, archiving, compliance monitoring and compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements.   

    ·           executing your instructions

    ·           uses required or authorised by law

    ·           direct marketing

    If you do not want your personal information used for the purposes of direct marketing please clearly indicate this in your online submission.

    In general, we do not use or disclose your personal information for a purpose other than:

    ·           a purpose set out in this APP Policy

    ·           a purpose you would reasonably expect

    ·           a purpose required or permitted by law, or

    a purpose otherwise disclosed to you to which you have consented.

    4. Disclosure

    We may disclose your personal information to other organisations and to other companies related to us.

    Without some or all of your information, we might not be able to process your online submission or any subsequent online submission or provide or manage any associated grant.  By declaring that you have read and understood this APP Policy, as required in your online submission or subsequent online submission, you give consent to us to disclose information contained in, and arising from, the expression of interest or subsequent proposal to a third party, including, but not limited to, related companies, their officers, contractors, service providers, agents and employees, so that these third parties are able to assist us to consider the expression of interest or subsequent proposal and, if successful, help make and manage the grant to the organisation.

    We may disclose personal information for the purposes set out above, to people and organisations who carry out functions for it – such as our officers, contractors service providers, agents, employees and researchers, any person you authorise, your legal advisers, any party to who we are authorised or required by law to disclose the personal information, and any party to whom the person whose personal information we hold authorises us to disclose it.

    We will take reasonable steps to ensure that these organisations are bound by sufficient confidentiality and privacy obligations with respect to the protection of your personal information.

    You must inform each individual or entity, whose information you are disclosing, of the contents of this APP Policy and details of the consent you have provided by lodging an online submission or subsequent online submission with us.

    By uploading the online submission or any invited subsequent online submission, you acknowledge you are aware of this APP Policy and, on behalf of each individual or entity, consent to sensitive information being collected if it is necessary for the purposes of the expression of interest, any subsequent proposal, or the making or management of any grant.

    5. Sensitive Information

    Where it is necessary to do so, we may collect personal information about you that is sensitive.  Sensitive information includes information about an individual's health, and membership of a professional or trade association.

    Unless we are required or permitted by law to collect that information, we will obtain your consent.

    6. Security

    We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information, held on our website or otherwise, is protected from:

    ·           misuse, interference and loss, and

    ·           unauthorised access, disclosure or modification. 

    When we no longer require your personal information (including when we are no longer required by law to keep records relating to you), we take reasonable steps to ensure that it is destroyed or de-identified.

    7. Website

    This section explains how we handle personal information collected from our website.

    Anytime you access an unsecured part of our website, that is, a public page that does not require you to log on, we will collect information about your visit, such as:

    • the time and date of the visit
    • any information or documentation that you download
    • your browser type, and
    • Internet protocol details of the device used to access the site.


    A "cookie" is a small text file which is placed on your internet browser and which we may access each time you visit our website. When you visit the unsecured pages of our website (ie public pages that you can access without providing login details) we use cookies to obtain information about how our website is being used.

    You may change the settings on your browser to reject cookies.


    When we receive emails, we will retain the content of the email and our response to you where we consider it necessary to do so.

    Your email address will only be used or disclosed for the purpose for which it was provided. It will not be added to any mailing lists or used for any other purpose without your consent.


    We use up-to-date security measures on our website to protect your personal information. Any data containing personal or related information which we transmit via the internet is encrypted. However, we cannot guarantee that any information transmitted via the internet by us, or you, is entirely secure. You use our website at your own risk.

    Links on our website

    Our website may contain links to third party websites. The terms of this APP Policy do not apply to external websites. If you wish to find out how any third parties handle your personal information, you will need to obtain a copy of their privacy policy.

    8. Access

    You may request access to the personal information that we hold about you at any time by contacting our Service Centre during business hours.

    We will respond to your request for access within a reasonable time.  If we refuse to give you access to any of your personal information, we will provide you with reasons for the refusal and the relevant provisions of the Privacy Act that we rely on to refuse access. You can contact our Foundation Officer if you would like to challenge our decision to refuse access.

    We may recover the reasonable costs of our response to a request for access to personal information.

    9. Accuracy

    We take reasonable steps to make sure that the personal information that we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date.  However, if you believe your information is incorrect, incomplete or not current, you can request that we update this information by contacting our Foundation Officer during business hours.

    10. Changes to the Privacy Policy

    We may make changes to this APP Policy from time to time (without notice to you) that are necessary for our business requirements or the law.

    11. Questions & Complaints

    If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about this APP Policy, or our handling of your personal information, please contact our Service Centre.  

    Once a complaint has been lodged, the Service Centre will respond to you as soon as possible. We will aim to deal with your complaint at the source of your complaint. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, please let us know and will investigate further and respond to you.

    If you are still not satisfied, you can contact the Federal Privacy Commissioner. This body may forward your complaint to an external dispute resolution body if it considers the complaint would be better handled by that other body.


    Federal Privacy Commissioner

    Post: GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001

    Telephone: 1300 363 992


    12. Service Centre

    Our Service Centre contact details are: 

    Address:        P O Box 173 Hamilton NSW 2303

    Telephone:        1300 651 400

    13. Disclaimer

    This Privacy Policy is provided for the purposes of information only.  While we have taken care to ensure that it is accurate and current, we provide no guarantee as to its accuracy or currency.  We accept no liability for loss or damage suffered as a result of reliance on the information provided in this Privacy Policy.