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Keeping our money, rewards in Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove is discovering the rewards that many towns and cities around Australia are experiencing by having their own Connected Communities.

Ocean Grove Connected Communities (OGCC) has already injected almost half a million dollars into the local community since 2008.

Whether it’s the Surf Club, the Grubbers, Ocean Grove Park, our local schools and kindergartens, or the scores of other local organisations and clubs, we’re all working hard to support our community. We all know just how challenging it is to find sponsors, get donations and organise events –  and its not getting any easier.

By bringing the community together, Ocean Grove can be rewarded. All over Australia, especially regional Victoria, communities like Bendigo, Torquay, Bannockburn, Colac, Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale and Geelong are now taking advantage of the Connected Communities program underpinned by the Bendigo Bank.

Here’s how it works.

Ocean Grove Connected Communities (OGCC) raises money through a disbursement provided by the Bendigo Bank and its partners.

When you do your banking with the Bendigo Bank, a dividend comes back to the community. All you have to do is nominate OGCC as your chosen charity. It’s that simple!

OGCC is owned by the residents of Ocean Grove and its board is made up of elected representatives (directors).

The board assesses all applications for grants and makes decisions on how the money is spent, according to key selection criteria. Grants are administered twice a year. See our Grant Applications section for more.

It’s a great idea, how can I help?

Visit your Ocean Grove Bendigo Bank branch and speak to their friendly staff, who will advise you on how you nominate Ocean Grove Connected Communities (OGCC) as your chosen charity. We’ll do the rest!