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Orange Credit Union receives many requests for charitable support annually

To streamline our community sponsorship and donation efforts, requests are accepted only during the ‘Call for Applications’ period. 

To better meet these requests, we require the following eligibility and submission guidelines.

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We are committed to actively supporting the local communities of Orange and the surrounding districts. We encourage requests for sponsorship from not-for-profit community organisations that parallel our mission to be recognised as a major contributor to our local community.

Although we have been helping our local community with donations and sponsorships since 1964, our Community Support Grants program officially started in 2007. We call for applications on an annual basis for sponsorship or donations in the following areas: 

  • Sport and Leisure
  • Law
  • Education
  • Medical
  • Banking and Finance services
  • Welfare
  • Environment
  • Culture
  Which local organisations has Orange Credit Union supported?

Since 2007, through our Community Support Grants Program, we have supported the following local organisations:

  • Anson Street School
  • Blayney Bears Junior Rugby League
  • Bletchington Public School
  • Bletchington Softball Club
  • Bloomfield Junior Rugby League
  • Borenore Public School
  • Bowen & East Orange Public Schools
  • Bowen Preschool
  • Bowen Public School
  • Business Enterprise Centre
  • Cabonne/Blayney Family Day Care
  • Calare Public School
  • Cancer Care Western NSW
  • Canobolas High School
  • Canobolas Rangers Junior Soccer Club
  • Catherine McAuley Catholic Primary School
  • Central West Gymnastics
  • Central West Libraries
  • City of Orange Swim Club
  • City Of Orange Touch Football
  • Courallie Park Children's Centre
  • Cudal School
  • Cumnock Ladies Golf Club
  • CYMS Rugby League
  • CYMS Soccer Club
  • Dragons Abreast Orange
  • Emus Junior Rugby Club
  • Freshly Plucked Festival
  • Glenroi Heights Public School
  • Goldseekers Orienteering Club
  • Hawks Rugby League
  • James Sheahan Catholic High School
  • Lions Club of Orange
  • Manildra and District Improvement Assoc
  • Manildra Skate Park Committee
  • Millthorpe Junior Soccer Club
  • Molong Central School
  • Molong Cricket Assoc
  • Mullion Creek & District Progress Association
  • Multicultural Mothers Morning Group
  • Nashdale Public School
  • National Field Days
  • Operation Courage
  • Operation Never Again
  • Orange & District Early Education Program
  • Orange & District Softball Association
  • Orange Aero Club
  • Orange Bush Nippers
  • Orange City Council, After School Fun Time
  • Orange City Council, Migrant Support Service
  • Orange City Junior Rugby Club
  • Orange City SES Unit
  • Orange CYMS Junior Soccer
  • Orange District Cricket Association
  • Orange Eisteddfod
  • Orange Family Support Service
  • Orange High School
  • Orange Junior Hockey
  • Orange Little Athletics
  • Orange Mainly Music
  • Orange Netball Association
  • Orange North Rotary
  • Orange Plan-It Youth Program
  • Orange Public School
  • Orange RSPCA
  • Orange Runners Club
  • Orange Senior Citizens Association
  • Orange Sports Awards
  • Orange Table Tennis Association
  • Orange Theatre Company
  • Police & Community Youth Club
  • Scouts Aust NSW 2nd Orange
  • Spring Street Children's Centre
  • St Mary's Primary School
  • The Spastic Centre
  • Wanderers Hockey Club
  • Waratah Junior Soccer Club
  • Yarrawong Children's Centre
  • Zonta Club of Orange
  What types of applications will be considered? 

Applications must be in line with our community positioning criteria including:

  • Recipient of funding must be located within the Orange and or local community districts
  • Quality and applicability of the proposed project must reflect the mission and values of the Orange Credit Union where the profile and awareness of Orange Credit Union is enhanced within the local community
  • Fill a recognised need, and benefit the community at large

Preference will be given to activities that are open to the general community and mostly benefit members of Orange and district communities

These guidelines will not cover every possibility, opportunity or special need. For that reason, all community support applications are reviewed on an individual basis.

  What types of applications will not be considered? 

Your application will NOT be considered for funding under the following criteria:

  • Operating or administrative costs
  • Any group which represents a conflict of interest for Orange Credit Union
  • The promotion of religious beliefs
  • Individual participation in a sports activity or pageant
  • Any group which is a commercial business whose sole purpose is for financial gain
  How to Apply for Community Support?

We are not currently accepting applications for support. If you would like to be advised of our next application period, please send us an enquiry

  Application Evaluation Process

Your request for our community support will be evaluated on the information that you provide in your application. 

It is important to be very clear in your reasons for request, how the funds will be used, and the benefits that Orange Credit Union can expect from our participation.  This enables us to evaluate projects on their merit against eligibility and assessment criteria. 

Unclear or incomplete applications will not be viewed favourably. 

  Approval and Funding of Support

All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.

Funding will take place upon our receipt of invoices and proof of promotion/advertising.

  Funding Credit and Promotion

In return for our participation in your event, Orange Credit Union may request the following inclusions, but not limited to:

  • Inclusion in your publicity opportunities (press releases, news stories, articles and website references). For example: “This project/event has received funding through a donation/sponsorship from Orange Credit Union”
  • Verbal acknowledgement of Orange Credit Union at your function and/or presentation of award/donation 
  • Orange Credit Union representation at applicable event
  • Orange Credit Union logo or advertisement in applicable printed material - use of logo must be approved by Orange Credit Union prior to print

 

 

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