Success Stories

Cheque Presentation Night. 

Payments of $70,000 were handed out to Community Groups , including 6 grant applications. BaCC – “Building Active Connected Communities”  - was established in May 2009 to support the  corporate  branches in Far North Queensland. Today total footings excessed $130 million  and income earnt  is $1.2 million.  

Currently over $1 mill has been handed back to the communities of Cairns, Mossman and Port Douglas, with approx. $200k available for future Grant applications and Community Investments.

Over 220 clubs are in partnership with BaCC and Bendigo bank. Earlier this year, BaCC received the Cairns Chamber of Commerce “Business Excellence Awards”   for Community Contribution.

Some of the wonderful recipents recieving their cheques. You could be one at our next cheque presentation night.

Contact your local branch for further details on how your members can make you money with the Bendigo Bank.


“The 2015 foundation year for the Northern Beaches Mudcrabs Junior Club was met with significant challenges: one of which was the up-front cost of multiple team kits. Through BaCC’s grant process, the club received the entire uniform funding for jerseys, training shirts, shorts and socks for the junior club target age groups of U5–U11s. ‘Looking like a club’ and creating a professional environment for parents was the first and major step in attracting strong membership numbers, many of which were new to the sport of Rugby Union, a goal achieved by the generosity of BaCC. In a very short period of time, the Northern Beaches Mudcrabs Rugby Union Club and the Bendigo Bank Cairns BaCC initiative have motivated and got physically active 40 local children under the age of 12, with the view to doubling those membership numbers in 2016. The club is fortunate to be the recipient of the focus on local community groups by BaCC and Bendigo Bank, and looks forward to strengthening the relationship into the future.”

– Nathan Crane, President, Northern Beaches Mudcrabs Junior Club



“A big thank you to BaCC, who have provided us with $2,500 to go towards our 2015 players shirts”

– Saints Soccer Club



“The strengthening relationship between Cairns Hockey and Building Active Connected Communities has provided significant benefits to Cairns Hockey members through projects that build capacities and improve facilities. Thank you so much.”

– Cairns Hockey Association Inc



“In May 2015 the Cairns Show formed a partnership with the Bendigo Bank and the Building Active Connected Communities. We have enjoyed the personal and excellent service provided by the Bank and its employees, their work is above and beyond what we expected.”

– Cairns Show Association


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