Greater Bank funding program grant for Uralla Driver Reviver

Greater Bank’s Conor McGregor handing over the winner’s cheque to Uralla Driver Reviver’s Merle Wilkinson.
Greater Bank’s Conor McGregor handing over the winner’s cheque to Uralla Driver Reviver’s Merle Wilkinson.

Uralla Driver Reviver is the major beneficiary of the Greater Bank’s #GreaterNewEngland community funding program for May, taking out the public vote and major prize of $3000.

Since its inception in September 2016, the #GreaterNewEngland program has provided $105,000 in funding to 63 community groups across the region.

The volunteer-based organisation that provides rest and refreshments for travellers on the New England Highway to help reduce accidents and road fatalities. The funding provided by the #GreaterNewEngland program will assist in covering expenses including the cost of rates and electricity for their site.

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Greater Bank’s Regional Sales Manager for New England, Jen Smith, said the May result was wonderful for the Armidale region.

“The #GreaterNewEngland program was founded in Armidale in 2016 before expanding last year into the wider New England area. It is wonderful to see more Armidale-based community groups benefiting from this funding,” Ms Smith said.

“Uralla Driver Reviver has long provided a fantastic service to the many thousands of travellers that commute through the region every year promoting ‘Stop, Revive, Survive’ message.”

Also sharing in this month’s funding was University of New England Student Nursing Society (UNESNS) and Gunnedah’s Ooranga Family Mobile Resource Unit who each picked up $1000.

Voting is now open for the June round of the #GreaterNewEngland program with another local organisation - Armidale City Pipe Band – in the running for a share in the $5000.

Members of the public can go online – – to vote for the organisation they would like to win the $3000, while the two runners up will each receive $1000. Members of the public can also vote at their local Greater Bank branch.

Voting for the June funding round closes at 5pm, Wednesday, June 27.

Members of the public can also nominate a community group, by visiting or via social media by using the hashtag #GreaterNewEngland and telling us in 100 words or less how the organisation is helping to improve lives of locals.


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