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Colbo Silo Art’s $21,000 boost from Rushworth & District Community Bank Grants Program

2020-02-13

Colbo Silo Art’s $21,000 boost from Rushworth & District Community Bank Grants Program image

The Colbinabbin Silo Art project recently received a grant of $21,000 as part of the Rushworth & District Community Grants Program.

Christine Borger, Chair of Rushworth & District Financial Services which operates the Rushworth & District Community Bank Branch, said the grant would be used to support this exciting Silo Art project which would benefit the entire region.

The Colbinabbin Silo Art project was a recent recipient of the Pick My Project State Government funding initiative that originally funded the project for $112,500. The additional $21,000 grant from Rushworth & District Community Bank has enabled the project to further expand the art to all six silos in the township, create a viewing platform and historic signage detailing the art, its meaning and the history of the Colbinabbin area.

“The board of Rushworth & District Financial Services are excited to partner with the Colbinabbin Silo Art project to bring iconic art to the Colbinabbin community. Financial investment into small communities is integral to support sustainability and tourism in regional Victoria and the Silo Art is an incredible asset to Colbinabbin,” said Chair Christine Borger.

‘We congratulate the hard working volunteers who drove this project, from the original source of funding from Pick My Project to the works in kind from the Colbinabbin community to ensure Colbinabbin remains an exciting place to visit, to live, own a business and raise a family.

We are so proud that our Community Bank can support projects like this and thank the customers and shareholders of the Rushworth & District Community Bank, whose ongoing support enables our Grants and Sponsorship program to invest in key projects within our district. We aim to support accessible and valued community services and partnerships leading change which strengthen and unite our community,” said Chair Christine Borger.

Since opening in 2003, Rushworth & District Community Bank Branch has returned more than $1 million dollars to the Rushworth, Stanhope, Colbinabbin, Girgarre and Murchison communities.

Due to awareness of the strong reputation, the Rushworth & District Community Bank has in supporting many community initiatives, Colbinabbin Silo Art Project committee member, Sadie Vale, engaged with the Rushworth & District Community Bank Chair to discuss sponsorship opportunities for this exciting project occurring in Colbinabbin.

‘We were delighted to receive such a positive response, enthusiasm and willingness from the Community Bank to become involved in this local project. We cannot thank the Rushworth & District Community Bank enough for their generous financial support which now allows an extension of the project by ensuring all six Vic Feeds silos will be painted at Colbinabbin,’ said Sadie.