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Community Spotlight

Each year we support many wonderful organisations in the communities in which we operate. Take a look at our new 'Community Spotlight' page where we will regularly check in with these organisations and the generous people that run them.

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Annual Community Support Grants

The Family First Credit Union Community Support Program reflects our commitment to the community. This is our opportunity to support those organisations that support our community. Grants are now open - find out more here.

What the Program offers

  • Grants of up to $2000 per region – Lithgow, Bathurst, Blackheath and Mudgee, including their surrounds.
  • Grants may be made available at the committee’s discretion to a total of $30,000.
  • More than one recipient per region may be considered.

Key Dates:

  • Community support grant applications will be open for submission on the first Monday in April
  • Community support grant applications will be closed for submission on the last Friday in April
  • Grants will be assessed, decided and presented before 31st May

The Selection Committee of two Family First Credit Union Directors and one community representative will consider each submission based on the organisation’s community involvement and achievements. Organisations must be community non-profit based.

Look at the community groups we've already helped!

Blackheath Staff and a very happy bunch of 2017 Community Support Grant recipients, with Board Member Peter Cafe in attendance.


Board Deputy Chair Kathy Dickson presenting Jeff Roffe from Bathurst City Amateur Swimming Club with their Community Support Grant to help fund purchase of a new laptop for the club.


Mudgee Staff Nicolle Reston and Deborah Degoumois presenting Trey Smith and Mel Heldon from Relay for Life with their Community Support Grant to support this annual event that raises funds to support cancer research.


Director Jim Couper presenting Erica Kurtz from Cooyal Parents Association with a Community Support Grant to help purchase a commercial BBQ for installation into a Community playground.

Lithgow Staff presenting Helen Riley from the Mingaan Wiradjuri Aboriginal Corporation with a Community Support Grant to help protect and enhance Aboriginal Culture and Heritage in the Lithgow Community.

Lithgow Staff and a smiling group of 2017 Community Support Grant recipients from the Lithgow Community, with Board Members Jeff Carter and Sharon Holt in attendance.


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