Rosny community groups to receive support from the Bank of useful ideas

Bank of us announced the recipients of its funding initiative, the Bank of useful ideas at Bayview Secondary College on Monday, 21 June 2021.

Bank of us has supported hundreds of community groups, organisations and individuals over the years.

“We care about the communities we do business in and want to support the causes that our customers and our communities really care about,” Bank of us CEO Paul Ranson said.

“We developed the Bank of useful ideas in 2019 to help Tasmanians bring their ideas to life, so they can build vibrant, productive and self-sustaining communities in their own backyard.”

For this round of the Bank of useful ideas, the Rosny and greater surrounding community came up with three key areas of opportunity and were asked to submit ideas that fit within one or more of the opportunities.

The response Bank of us received was encouraging.

“The high level of engagement at our community workshops and the quality of the ideas we received is evidence that the people who live and work in the area are very passionate about their community,” Mr Ranson said.

“We received some amazing ideas, which made it difficult to narrow it down to the final four, but I am pleased to be able to announce the recipients of this round of the Bank of useful ideas are:

  • Bog Beautiful Community Mural
  • Sustainability Hub (Bayview Secondary College)
  • Rosny Library StoryWalk
  • FitEx Festival.”

Bank of us will provide the chosen ideas with real and practical help including financial support, mentoring, or networking.

Bank of us would like to thank everyone involved - the Bank of useful ideas committee, the Rosny and surrounds community, the groups who submitted their ideas and the Bank of us team who managed the project.