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Community Sector Banking

Address

Level 1, Wing C Innovation Campus, Squires Way

North Wollongong   New South Wales  2500

Phone : 1300 272 265


Contact

Email : customerservice@csbanking.com.au

Website : http://communitysectorbanking.com.au/

Bcorp Certified

Community Sector Banking is Australia’s not-for-profit banking specialist. We help the community sector create change in our society for a better world and a brighter future.

Community Sector Banking is a joint venture 50% owned by the Community 21 consortium of not-for-profits, and 50% by Bendigo Bank. We were proud to be the first banking service in Australia to receive B Corp certification. Our range of tailored banking products help not-for-profits carry out their vital work.

Leadership Team

Andrew Cairns, Chief Executive Officer
Amanda Watt, Head of Marketing, Communications & act.
Merindi Belarski, Head of Customer Service & Engagement
Scott Elkington, Acting Head of Business & Product Development
Wayne Trotman, Head of Finance, Legal & Risk
Maz Thomson, Head of People & Culture
Ken Langston, Head of Government & Sector Relations

At Community Sector Banking, we are specialists in not-for-profit banking and we pride ourselves on our real community solutions. As a BCorp, we want to help you make an impact within your community, by offering the financial solutions needed to help you achieve your goals.

We offer a range of solutions, all tailored to fit not-for-profits’ unique needs and goals. Our products include everyday transaction accounts, term deposits and equipment finance, loans and credit cards and salary packaging solutions. Our Social Investment Deposit Account is certified by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).

We were also proud to launch act. in late 2014. Winning Money magazine’s 2016 Best of the Best Award for Best Innovative Banking Product, act. combines everyday banking with crowdfunding. Customers are given ‘impact dollars’ through their everyday banking that can then be allocated to a range of community-minded projects. It’s banking that gives back.

Staff Volunteering

Community Sector Banking staff are able to access two days each year to volunteer with a not-for-profit or an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander organisation.

Grants

Social Investment Grants
Our annual Social Investment Grants Program funds not-for-profit projects that work to improve social outcomes. Each year, the grants are targeted at a particular focus area. The Program is funded by both Community Sector Banking and contributions from Social Investment Deposit Account holders. The program shows the power that everyday banking can have and gives our customers an opportunity to directly give back to the community in which not-for-profits operate.

Partnerships

Rental Affordability Index
We are proud to partner with National Shelter and SGS Economics & Planning to deliver Australia’s first Rental Affordability Index. Released every six months, the index shows the true depth of housing stress faced by Australian renters across the country. The Index reinforces our calls for government initiatives that address the housing affordability crisis. Australia needs 180,000 affordable houses built every year just to keep up with demand.

Affiliations

Community Sector Banking is a member of both Power Housing Australia and Philanthropy Australia, reflecting our commitment and deep ties to the not-for-profit sector. As a member of both, we advocate for greater access to affordable housing and a strong, effective and transparent philanthropic sector. We are also proudly certified as a B Corp and were the first banking service in Australia to achieve this world-recognised status.

Both our Reconciliation Action Plan and our status as Australia’s first B Corp certified banking service provide our framework for sourcing and procurement. From how we hire our staff to where we source our stationary and training providers, Community Sector Banking endeavours to strengthen the community as we conduct our everyday business.

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Wednesday, 19th October 2016

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Tuesday, 26th April 2016

Australia’s Not for Profit banking specialists, Community Sector Banking, have doubled the size of their Social Investment Grants…Read More

Wednesday, 1st July 2015

Community Sector Banking has become the first banking service in Australia to be certified as a B Corporation – a company that…Read More

Tuesday, 11th November 2014

Banking Not for Profit, Community Sector Banking, has launched a service which allows customers to give to a range of worthy causes…Read More

Tuesday, 21st October 2014

The Australian Not For Profit sector has been given a call to action to stop relying entirely on Government funding and financial institutions…Read More

Wednesday, 7th May 2014

A new online platform supported by the Victorian Government is set to simplify the process of accessing community finance for social…Read More

Thursday, 3rd April 2014

Community organisations will be supported to find new ways to help low income Australians locked out of financial services and products…Read More

Friday, 8th February 2013

The Federal Government has committed $448,800 to community development finance in Australia, signing a contract extending its Community…Read More

Thursday, 9th August 2012

Community Sector Banking – a specialist in Not for Profit banking service described as one of Australia’s largest social…Read More

Tuesday, 24th April 2012

An Australian Community Sector Banking consortium has released a financial product that it says will donate 50 per cent of account…Read More

Thursday, 17th February 2011

The Australian Not for Profit sector is being urged to take part in a national summit later this year on Digital Inclusion following…Read More

About Us

Community Sector Banking is Australia’s not-for-profit banking specialist. We help the community sector create change in our society for a better world and a brighter future.

Community Sector Banking is a joint venture 50% owned by the Community 21 consortium of not-for-profits, and 50% by Bendigo Bank. We were proud to be the first banking service in Australia to receive B Corp certification. Our range of tailored banking products help not-for-profits carry out their vital work.

Leadership Team

Andrew Cairns, Chief Executive Officer
Amanda Watt, Head of Marketing, Communications & act.
Merindi Belarski, Head of Customer Service & Engagement
Scott Elkington, Acting Head of Business & Product Development
Wayne Trotman, Head of Finance, Legal & Risk
Maz Thomson, Head of People & Culture
Ken Langston, Head of Government & Sector Relations

Products

At Community Sector Banking, we are specialists in not-for-profit banking and we pride ourselves on our real community solutions. As a BCorp, we want to help you make an impact within your community, by offering the financial solutions needed to help you achieve your goals.

We offer a range of solutions, all tailored to fit not-for-profits’ unique needs and goals. Our products include everyday transaction accounts, term deposits and equipment finance, loans and credit cards and salary packaging solutions. Our Social Investment Deposit Account is certified by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).

We were also proud to launch act. in late 2014. Winning Money magazine’s 2016 Best of the Best Award for Best Innovative Banking Product, act. combines everyday banking with crowdfunding. Customers are given ‘impact dollars’ through their everyday banking that can then be allocated to a range of community-minded projects. It’s banking that gives back.

Community

Staff Volunteering

Community Sector Banking staff are able to access two days each year to volunteer with a not-for-profit or an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander organisation.

Grants

Social Investment Grants
Our annual Social Investment Grants Program funds not-for-profit projects that work to improve social outcomes. Each year, the grants are targeted at a particular focus area. The Program is funded by both Community Sector Banking and contributions from Social Investment Deposit Account holders. The program shows the power that everyday banking can have and gives our customers an opportunity to directly give back to the community in which not-for-profits operate.

Partnerships

Rental Affordability Index
We are proud to partner with National Shelter and SGS Economics & Planning to deliver Australia’s first Rental Affordability Index. Released every six months, the index shows the true depth of housing stress faced by Australian renters across the country. The Index reinforces our calls for government initiatives that address the housing affordability crisis. Australia needs 180,000 affordable houses built every year just to keep up with demand.

Affiliations

Community Sector Banking is a member of both Power Housing Australia and Philanthropy Australia, reflecting our commitment and deep ties to the not-for-profit sector. As a member of both, we advocate for greater access to affordable housing and a strong, effective and transparent philanthropic sector. We are also proudly certified as a B Corp and were the first banking service in Australia to achieve this world-recognised status.

Supply Chain

Both our Reconciliation Action Plan and our status as Australia’s first B Corp certified banking service provide our framework for sourcing and procurement. From how we hire our staff to where we source our stationary and training providers, Community Sector Banking endeavours to strengthen the community as we conduct our everyday business.

Sustainability

News & Media

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How we work with HoMie

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2016 Social Investment Grants - why grants are important

Young Australians of the Year, Orange Sky Laundry explain why grants like ours are important for organisations working to address homelessness.

News

Thursday, 19th October 2017

Community Sector Banking has awarded six not-for-profit organisations tackling family violence and homelessness a share of $200,000…Read More

Monday, 18th September 2017

Australian organisations have been scored in the top 10 per cent of B Corps globally, in B Lab’s annual Best for the World List.    …Read More

Wednesday, 23rd August 2017

While the latest census shows a downturn in the number of Christians in Australia, it’s a chance for faith-based not-for-profit…Read More

Tuesday, 27th June 2017

Not for profits which work to build resilience and capability for people who are experiencing homelessness or domestic and family…Read More

Thursday, 24th November 2016

The Victorian peak body for homelessness has called for the creation of 10,000 homes specifically catering for single people on low…Read More

Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

With increased funding pressure on the not-for-profit sector, Community Sector Banking supports 10,000 organisations to control…Read More

Wednesday, 19th October 2016

The private sector can play a powerful role in addressing poverty, and has the responsibility to do so, according to both not-for-profit…Read More

Tuesday, 26th April 2016

Australia’s Not for Profit banking specialists, Community Sector Banking, have doubled the size of their Social Investment Grants…Read More

Wednesday, 1st July 2015

Community Sector Banking has become the first banking service in Australia to be certified as a B Corporation – a company that…Read More

Tuesday, 11th November 2014

Banking Not for Profit, Community Sector Banking, has launched a service which allows customers to give to a range of worthy causes…Read More

Tuesday, 21st October 2014

The Australian Not For Profit sector has been given a call to action to stop relying entirely on Government funding and financial institutions…Read More

Wednesday, 7th May 2014

A new online platform supported by the Victorian Government is set to simplify the process of accessing community finance for social…Read More

Thursday, 3rd April 2014

Community organisations will be supported to find new ways to help low income Australians locked out of financial services and products…Read More

Friday, 8th February 2013

The Federal Government has committed $448,800 to community development finance in Australia, signing a contract extending its Community…Read More

Thursday, 9th August 2012

Community Sector Banking – a specialist in Not for Profit banking service described as one of Australia’s largest social…Read More

Tuesday, 24th April 2012

An Australian Community Sector Banking consortium has released a financial product that it says will donate 50 per cent of account…Read More

Thursday, 17th February 2011

The Australian Not for Profit sector is being urged to take part in a national summit later this year on Digital Inclusion following…Read More

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