web 2 - Community Support

donated back to the community

3 Year Deal! Lara Food & Wine Festival

Lara District Community Bank has signed on for a 3-year sponsorship deal with the Lara Food & Wine Festival.

The festival is run by a volunteer committee to showcase Lara, boost tourism and build pride within our community.

We are proud to be supporters of this major festival that is enjoyed by thousands of people every year.

Carnival Fun - Lara Swimming Club

Sponsorship from the Lara District Community Bank enables the club to hold a successful Summer Carnival that involves clubs from across the state.

The Lara District Community Bank Summer Carnival is the last opportunity for swimmers to qualify for the Victorian Age Championships.

baseball ldce landscape - Community Support

Lara Wildcats Baseball Club

Huge success on the field, time to build off the field and upgrade the facilities, the $22,000 Lara District Community Bank grant has allowed the Wildcats to construct a new indoor training centre. This will enable the team to train all year round and entice others to join.

State of the Art - Lara Netball Club

Two state of the art electronic scoreboards purchased with a grant provided by the Lara District Community Bank has made Lara Netball Club one of the forerunners in having a professional and accurate score boarding system.

Having this technology has resulted in Lara Netball club reducing the number of volunteers required to perform scoreboard duties on game day.

Spectator Seating - Lara United Football Club

In 2017 the Lara United Football Club received a grant from the Lara District Community Bank to install spectator seating for supporters and family to sit comfortably to enjoy the games.

IMG 3374 landscape - Community Support

SES Corio Grant

In 2013, the SES Corio was awarded a grant on behalf of the Lara District Community Bank for the purchase of a brand new vehicle for the quick response times in local natural emergencies.

New CFA Truck

A $24,200 Community Bank grant enabled the CFA to buy a new vehicle.

The response car is often first on the scene of an incident. Volunteers can assess the situation and begin work until fire trucks arrive.

Lara Community Bank Branch is committed to keeping your finances safe and keeping your community safe.

LDCE Grants Program - 2016

Just a quick glance at all the clubs and groups that have benefited from the Lara District Community Enterprise grants program this year! They are all a huge part of our community and it's incredible to be able to give back and watch them continue to grow!

We will be back next year with a whole new round of applications!

Lara District Business Awards - 2016

For the second year, the Lara Chamber of Commerce and the Lara District  Community Bank came together to host the Lara District Business Awards. This award was initiated to acknowledge all the community minded businesses in the Lara district and to recognise the support that they offer to events and groups. This support can come in so many different forms, from financial sponsorship to the volunteering of time and resources.

The 2016 winner out of 15 nominees was the Little River Hotel. As a part of the award, the victor got to nominate a Charity of their Choice to donate $1000 to; the Little River Hotel selected the Little River Primary School to benefit from all their work. Congratulations everyone!

Lara Football & Netball Club Sponsorship

Manager, Damien Foster unveils the Lara Football Club's new football jumpers purchased at the start of the 2016 season.

The Lara District Community Bank supports the club both on the sidelines and through grant funding.

Walk of Life Sponsorship

Funding support from Lara Community Bank Branch enable the construction of a wide pathway through an open space overlooking Lara’s Hovell Creek and parkland.

The path includes historical information posts and seating among garden beds and shade trees. It’s a local historical project we were proud to support.
Lara Basketball Club 1 300x169 landscape - Community Support

Lara Basketball Club

Sponsorship was supplied by the Lara District Community Bank to the Lara Basketball Club for the purchase of brand new jerseys. 

Lara District Men's Shed

Grant money was allocated to the Lara District Men's Shed for the installation of a new air conditioning system in their premises.