Commonwealth Bank supports ‘Our Patch’ Environmental Education

On 21 March Nature Conservation’s Chair, Boyd Wykes and ‘Our Patch’ Education Coordinator, Tracey Muir graciously accepted a cheque for $10,000 from Julie Kiker of the Commonwealth Bank to support the ‘Our Patch’ Environmental Education Program.

In celebration of 100 years of giving the the CommBank Foundation Centenary Grants have seen $10 million given by bank employees to community organisations. Right across Australia, Commonwealth Bank employees are supporting local organisations that benefit youth wellbeing, access to education, and cancer research and awareness. In total, 1,000 community organisations across the country will receive a Centenary Grant from Commonwealth Bank. Each of the 1,000 community organisations will be selected by Commonwealth Bank employees from right across Australia.

“We’re thrilled to be able to support organisations like Nature Conservation Margaret River region in the important work they do for our local community,” says Commonwealth Bank Margaret River Branch Manager, Julie Kiker. “It’s especially meaningful that we are able to celebrate 100 years of employee giving, by nominating an organisation to receive a Centenary Grant in our local community.”

‘Our Patch’ Coordinator Tracey Muir said ‘the grant funds would assist Nature Conservation to continue to increase ecological awareness and understanding at a primary school level across the region.’

‘When ‘Our Patch’ first started we were working with 69 students at Margaret River Primary School. Now I work across 8 primary schools and with over 500 students. Thanks to the Commonwealth Bank the 2018 ‘Our Patch’ Program will have additional funding to cater for the growing number of students in all the primary schools,’ said Tracey.

To find out more about the 100 year history of Commonwealth Bank’s employee giving program or the work being done by the CommBank Foundation visit