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Community Support Grants Program


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: 

  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

    Australian National Field Days

    Blayney Bears Junior Rugby League

    Blayney Public School

    Bletchington Public School

    Bletchington Softball Club

    Bloomfield Hospital/ Riverside Centre Auxiliary

    Bloomfield JRLFC

    Borenore Public School

    Bowen & East Orange Public Schools

    Bowen Preschool--Parents as Teachers

    Bowen Public School 

    Business Enterprise Centre

    Cabonne/Blayney Family Day Care

    Calare Public School 

    Camp Quality 


    Cancer Care Western NSW

    Canobolas Rangers Junior Soccer Club

    Canobolas Rural Tech High School

    Catherine McAuley Catholic Primary School

    Central West Gymnastics

    Central West Libraries

    Central West Vision Team

    Child & Adol Mental Health Service

    City of Orange Swimming Club

    City Of Orange Touch Football Assoc

    Clergate Public School

    Country Educ Found. of Orange & Dist

    Courallie Park Children's Centre

    Cudal School

    Cumnock Ladies Golf Club

    Dragons Abreast Pinnacle Paddlers

    ECCO Orange Inc

    Emus Roadrunners Orange

    Glenroi Heights Public School

    Goldseekers Orienteering Club

    Hawks RLFC


    James Sheahan Catholic High 

    LikeMind Orange

    Manildra and District Improvement Assoc

    Manildra Skate Park Committee

    Manildra Swimming Club

    Millthorpe Junior Soccer Club

    Molong Central School

    Molong Cricket Assoc

    Mullion Creek & District Progress Association

    Mullion Creek Public School P & C  

    Nashdale Public School

    Operation Courage

    Operation Never Again

    Orange & district Early Education Program (ODEEP)

    Orange & District Softball Association

    Orange Aero Club

    Orange Anglican Grammar School

    Orange Aquatic Centre

    Orange Bush Nippers

    Orange City Council

    Orange City Council - after school fun

    Orange City Council - Freshly Plucked Festival

    Orange City Council - Migrant Support Service

    Orange City Council - Sports Awards

    Orange City Croquet Club

    Orange City Junior Rugby

    Orange City SES Unit

    Orange Cricket Umpires

    Orange Cycle and Triathlon Club

    Orange CYMS Hockey Club

    Orange CYMS Junior Cricket

    Orange CYMS Junior Soccer Club

    Orange CYMS Rugby League

    Orange District Cricket Association

    Orange Eight Day Games

    Orange Emus Rugby Club--Juniors

    Orange Family Support Service

    Orange Health Service Blue Ladies & Men 

    Orange High School

    Orange Junior Hockey

    Orange Lions Club

    Orange Little Athletics

    Orange Mainly Music

    Orange Netball Association

    Orange North Rotary

    Orange Occasional Care Cottage

    Orange PCYC

    Orange Planned Youth Program

    Orange Public School

    Orange Runners Club

    Orange Senior Citizens

    Orange Table Tennis Association

    Orange Theatre Company

    Orange United Sports Club

    Orange Waratahs Senior SC

    RSPCA Orange

    Scouts Australia 2nd Orange

    SJS-CYMS Junior Cricket Club

    Spring Hill Public School

    Spring Street Children's Centre

    St Johns Ambulance (Orange)

    St Mary's Catholic Primary School

    The Spastic Centre

    Trinity Preschool Orange Inc.

    Wanderers Hockey Club

    Waratah Junior Soccer Club

    Wontama Nursing Home

    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. Please complete an Enquiry for more information 

  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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