Commbank secures flood funding for Coolum Cricket

The Coolum branch of CommBank last week gave the Coolum Cricket Club a $10,000 grant for repair works as a result of the February flooding. The funding was part of a national $2 million pool of funding to help community organisations directly impacted by the floods. Pictured are CommBank Coolum representatives Carly Angela and Sam Curtis, Marty Bristow from Coolum Cricket Club and Shanaya Sainsbury from CommBank Coolum. Photo: Contributed

IN WELCOME news The Coolum Cricket Club has been announced as a recipient of the CommBank Flood Relief Fund with the much-needed funding of $10,000 going towards their repair efforts and restoration of their Club facilities. 

Sam Curtis and Marty Bristow from the Coolum Cricket Club visited CommBank Coolum Branch last week and detailed how the February rain event inundated their grounds and destroyed the synthetic turf in the cricket nets.   

Kyeanne Whittaker, CommBank Coolum Branch Manager, said the bank focused on directing $2 million of vital funding to community organisations as quickly as possible to help with their recovery efforts.  

“We know the community is still feeling the devastating effects of losing homes and businesses in the floods and our thoughts remain with everyone impacted by these heartbreaking scenes the nation witnessed not so long ago.  

“In addition to supporting 1.5 million of our customers directly impacted by the floods, we also understand the important role local organisations play as their community recovers and that’s why we launched the CommBank Flood Relief Fund and are providing $2 million to support our customers and local community organisations as they rebuild.  

Flood-impacted community organisations have been able to access up to $10,000 in CommBank grant funding to assist them with clean-up, rebuild and recovery efforts.  

“We are now focused on getting this money to them as quickly as possible,” Ms Whittaker said.   

Further information about CommBank’s Flood Relief work can be found at the website:     

Further information about our Emergency Assistance is available or visit the local Coolum branch or call 13 19 98.  

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