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The Lara District Community Enterprise (LDCE) owns and operates the Lara and District Community Bank branch, running as a subsidiary of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank. It is run by a voluntary board of directors who are a part of the community and offers a local investment option for shareholders.

The revenue of our branch provides financial support to community projects and groups with the objective to help improve the economic and social prospects of the Lara community. Opening back in June 2009, over $1 million has been generated and distributed back into the community through grants and sponsorships.

Revenue is created by customers in investing in our banking products and services, which include insurance, superannuation, deposits and various loan accounts. Therefore, an increase in your products with us means an increase in returns for your community.

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Lara District Community Bank Branch is committed to supporting the local community through the grant and sponsorship program. Since opening, over 65 different local groups have been supported.

Funding is made possible by profit’s generated from banking services provided at the Lara District Community Bank, therefore we encourage you to join us and to become part of something bigger.

We have proudly supported the following groups and events:

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Anakie F.N.C
Anakie CFA
Australia Day Breakfast
Annual School Awards
Anakie Primary School
Balliang CFA
Carols by Candlelight
Combined Church Carols
Depression Awareness Evening
Friends of Elcho Park Equestrian
Geelong Rifle Club
Greenlight Program
Holy Trinity Church
Lara CFA
Lara RSL
Lara 2nd Scout Group
Lara Heritage & Historical Inc.
Lara Primary School
Lara Lake Primary School
Lara Lions Club
Lara Secondary College
Lara Community Garden
Lara Food & Wine Festival
Lara Bowling Club
Lara Golf Club

Lara Youth Day
Lara Junior Tennis Club
Lara Sporting Club
Lara Kindergarten
Lara United Football Club
Lara Fun Run
Lara Basketball Club
Lara Care Group
Lara Primary School
Lara District Men’s Shed
Lara Swimming Club
Lara Heritage & Historical Inc.
Lara Community Network
Lara Girl Guides
Little River Country Fair
Little River CFA
Little River School Fair
Little River Pony Club
McManus Golf Day
Oxfam Walk
Corio/Lara Catholic Parish
SES – Corio/Lara
St. Anthony’s Primary School
Lara Drop in Centre
Little Tea Pot Café & Play
Lara Care Group
Serendip Sanctuary

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The Lara District Community Enterprise consider applications twice a year – February and July.

Information will be made available closer to the start of each application period, for any further queries please contact the branch on (03)5282 6430 or by email mail@ldce.com.au