THREE local community groups have been lucky enough to be announced as nominees for the Greater Bank #GreaterArmidale campaign.
The campaign will see $5000 donated to local community groups each month.
The nominees for this month are the Uralla and District Pony Club, the Armidale District Cricket Association and Can Assist Armidale.
Armidale branch manager Wendy Ng said that she believed it was important for banks to give back to the community.
"There's so many worthy organisations, I just hope that people do nominate and if they do know a community group to come to the Greater and I can show them how to nominate or vote step-by-step.
I don't want anyone to miss out, there are no losers in this and there is $5000 to be given out, with $3000 going to the group with the most votes and $1000 each to the other groups," she said.
Armidale Regional Council administrator Ian Tiley said that the initiative would be fantastic for the community.
"The word community is so key to this initiative, Greater Armidale is very much about community.
It's a mutual organisation who's customers are the community, it's Greater Bank Armidale putting back into the community via community groups.
Those community groups will then help members of the community," he said.
Uralla and District Pony Club president Jason Jones said the children would be thrilled to put the money toward building a dressage arena that would be accessible to anyone from the local area.
Can Assist Armidale member Rita Lockyer said that the money would fund travel costs for cancer sufferers, money for petrol or accommodation costs.
"We're very proud of our organisation Can Assist because it is locally based and all the funds that we raise locally are spent locally.
There's so much need for funding for people with cancer because apart from treatment, financial stress is the next greatest thing," she said.
Armidale District Cricket Association juniors vice president Michael Dennis said that they made the application because sports associations are always looking for funds.
"We've got lots of kids aged five to 15 playing cricket but we're always looking for some assistance so we're certainly grateful to Wendy and the Greater Bank because $1000 will go a long way for our organisation," he said.
Members of the community can vote for the community group of their choice at Armidale Central near Gloria Jeans on Saturday September 17, at a local branch or online at greater.com.au/armidalevote.
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