RISE2 Foundation

$500,000 grant from Community Bank

May 31, 2023

Community Bank Sunshine Coast have generously donated $500,000 to RISE2. This donation helps fund the purchase of a site in the Noosa region which, as part of the next phase of development, will see a further 9 homes built under the program on the Sunshine Coast. 

At the time of donation, Sunshine Coast Community Financial Services Chair, Trish Radge said “The customers of our Community Bank can be incredibly proud that their banking has made this possible. Simply by banking with us our customers are helping women and children affected by domestic and family violence. Someone you know, whether you realise it or not, is affected by DFV. 40 per cent of our local policing is spent dealing with DFV issues and currently there is no safe place for our vulnerable families to go once they leave crisis accommodation. The directors of our Community Bank wanted to make a significant difference, to provide a legacy that will benefit women and children for decades to come.”

“We are proud to partner with Coast2Bay Housing, who have the skills and connections to make Noosa RISE DFV housing possible. As a Community Bank we can’t directly change behaviours around DFV, but we can provide funding to get Noosa RISE off the ground. This is a call out to all women and children in our community affected by DFV that we are here for you, to support you in any way we can,”

Noosa Today covered the announcement and the full story can be read here . We are incredibly grateful for the support and looking forward to our continued partnership with Community Bank Sunshine Coast.