As a customer owned business, there’s nothing more enjoyable than giving back to the communities in which we operate. Check out our current community programs to see what’s happening at the moment.

Community Grants

Need funding for your community organisation or project? Our Community Grants program offers $5k grants each year to successful applicants.

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Community Grants
Community Partnerships

Need funding for your community organisation, group or sports team? Our Community Partnership program provides financial and in-kind support each year to successful applicants.

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Community Partnerships
Community Rewards

Looking to earn extra money for your community organisation or club? Our Community Rewards Program provides financial rewards for referring new customers.

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Community Rewards
Community Goals

Every SCCU customer counts! Our Community Goals program gives every new customer the opportunity to vote and support one of our Goals Groups for their chance to win big!

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Community Goals

Community Hub

If you’re an SCCU community or business customer, you can access the awesome new conference and meeting room facilities within our Kingscliff Corporate Service Centre.

 

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"Sea Turtles are often presented due to swallowing fishing line, hooks and plastic, and injuries such as boat strike. Whilst the expert team at Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital can undertake life-saving surgeries, the recovery and rehabilitation is critical in the process. The grant from SCCU will allow us to build a Sea Turtle Recovery Dry Docking facility, which will mean that our cases recover fully and quickly, and can be released back into the ocean where they belong"
Stephen Van Mil - Founder and CEO, Byron Wildlife Hospital
"The Pottsville Beach Community Hall is the only large indoor community venue in the Pottsville area. The hall benefits many people in our village and is hired on a regular basis for weekly activities; Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre Cook-up team, dance studio, adult exercise classes, yoga, senior life ball activities and regular Sunday church services. The hall is also used for many community events including the annual Miss Pottsville Ball and RSL ceremonies. The SCCU Grant providing the installation of a commercial dishwasher will be of great benefit to hall hirers for functions and the Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centres’ Cook-Up team who distribute meals to people in need every week.  The timely installation of a commercial dishwasher will also be an enormous help to our volunteer ‘dishwasher-uppers’ at our Christmas Day community lunch."
Janet Tkachenko - Pottsville Beach Community Hall Inc
"This grant provides us with a welcome boost to introduce the Impactful Youth Project into the Northern Rivers region. We’ve been conducting camps in Queensland for seven years, and we’re ready to introduce them to our own region. To have received the endorsement of SCCU means there is support for it to be expanded to this region. That’s exciting for us, because we consider the training of young people as sacred and important at this time. The more we can provide them with resources to contribute to a stronger humanity the stronger they will feel to lead our communities into the future.”
Kirsty Greenshields - Impactful Youth Project
Banking Re-imagined has Arrived in Lismore & Mullumbimby

Australia’s Mutual Lender of the Year, Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) has re-opened the doors to their redesigned Lismore and Mullumbimby Financial Service Centre (FSC) and it’s catching local attention. At a time when many have had to pull back on spending, SCCU is doing the opposite. Reinvesting into the...

Australia’s Mutual Lender of the Year, Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) has re-opened the doors to their redesigned Lismore...

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Australia’s Mutual Lender of the Year awards $60K in Community Grants

Southern Cross Credit Union have today announced the six successful recipients of this year's Community Grants program, awarded to families, community groups and small business. After opening up the program beyond Community Groups, the local Credit Union received a record-breaking175 applications and over 5000 community votes, generating more public interest than...

Southern Cross Credit Union have today announced the six successful recipients of this year's Community Grants program, awarded to families,...

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A look at our 2020 Community Goals Partners – Australian Seabird Rescue Edition!

Australian Seabird Rescue (ASR) is a grass-roots community group with a passion for coastal wildlife rescue and conservation. With branches along the coastline of New South Wales and sister-groups around the country, ASRs strategic objective is to reduce the human impact on wildlife through rescue, research and education. ASR members...

Australian Seabird Rescue (ASR) is a grass-roots community group with a passion for coastal wildlife rescue and conservation. With branches...

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American Express contributes an additional $10,000 into SCCU Community Grants, bringing the total amount up to a massive $60,000

Proving how businesses can come together to make a real impact, Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) today announced an additional $10,000 on top of their $50,000 Community Grants program thanks to their international payments partner, American Express. Having tripled their contribution into the Grants program this year, SCCU CEO, Stuart...

Proving how businesses can come together to make a real impact, Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) today announced an...

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