Commonwealth Bank of Australia celebrates 100 years, awards $1 Million for Child Health and Welfare

Commonwealth Bank of Australia recently celebrated its centennial birthday by awarding community grants of over $1 million for local charities. The grants were given away to various agencies and groups working to improve health care facilities and well-being for children from Australia and other parts of the world. In the history of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, this grant of $1 million is the largest one ever awarded by the bank.

These grants will benefit about 56 additional organizations and groups in their efforts to help charities across Australia.

The community grants program of Commonwealth Bank of Australia was started in 2007 and has since awarded over $3.5 million in community grants. However, employees of the bank have been contributing to the community’s well-being for much longer. The Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund has been established in 1917 and employees have since been contributing to charities in the community with part of their salaries.

The fund is supported by contributions from more than 9000 current or retired employees of Commonwealth Bank of Australia. All administrative costs are covered by the bank, which means that every contribution made goes directly to various charities for children. The grants that are awarded help to improve financial literacy, well-being for children as well as support various programs such as sports, arts, and welfare programs. The grants are also used to support Indigenous communities as well as the environment.

The bank on its centennial birthday also made an announcement about further commitment to support Australia’s communities. The bank stated that it would provide Australian communities with an extra $100 million in grants over the next ten years.

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  1. Association for Social Reconstruction and Awareness (ASRA) is a non-commercial, non-political, non-ethnic inter denominational organization of experienced development workers, bound together by a common goal to work for sustainable Human Development in systematic and organized manner.

    ASRA was founded in 1996, it is registered from social Welfare Directorate, under Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies Ordinance, 1961, registration No. is DSW-1780-K/2000).

    We in Pakistan are at the cross roads of the civilization between the east and the west having colonial past with the prospects of a new century of hope and development. Pakistan is contradiction of rich and poor, literate and illiterate, futile valleys and dry deserts; our larges export is not cotton but brains; a country with rich heritage in terms of culture and literature, multilingual and now even a nuclear power, but where most people do not have excess to decent water or health facility. Our women have reached professional excellence in all educational fields and yet the majority of our girls do not pass grade 5. This unfortunately is the land of poor people of partition after 60 years. The preamble may seen a bit dramatic but those who are familiar with the sub-continent would realize we are describing what is factual is not what some would tell us to realize. One of the poorest countries not by choice but circumstances created by men themselves. We do not believe that disparities that exist in Pakistan can be eliminated but this requires the collective will and efforts by people. Poverty can be eliminated: poverty can be reduced to zero. Poverty can be replaced with prosperity. Towards this end we have to attack at the roots of ignorance, poverty, education, health, employment, peace etc., without an organized attack on social evils of society the root of poverty alleviation and unjust economic, social cultural, political structure of society cannot be filmed. To fight social evils it is necessary to fight ignorance.

    A society committed to poverty alleviation can become a part of the civilized world and contribute to prosperity to those within and outside the country.

    In the above mentioned expression we have reached to the conclusion that the society is at the verge of civil war. It is moving towards social suicide. Social evils have become the order of the day. Therefore we need to think and reflect regarding the present state of society and to provide collective action for its reconstruction. ASRA is an organization of individuals who believe in the reconstruction of society.

    we are looking for donors for the funding on women empowerment, children, senior citizens, poverty alleviation our organization we are working last 10 years for Primary health care,women and children rights, human rights, capacity building, bonded labor especially peasants. we have also provided relief in the last floods in Thatta, Badin, Jati and sujawal areas of the interior of Sindh there is very urgent need after the Rain Flood in Sindh Pakistan.,

    how we can get support to achieve our mutual objectives to reach to the really needy persons.

    Yaqub Arshad Karachi Pakistan

  2. Jameel Mohan Marcus says:

    Chain of Hands
    Non Profit Organization
    A Project of ‘Institute for Research & Education’ (Reg.)
    LETTER OF INTRODUCTION
    Name Jameel Mohan Marcus
    Mailing address: 24-A/1Mumtaz St, Sadiq Colony
    Ghari Shahu, Lahore, Pakistan
    ‘Greeting form Chain of Hands’

    Chain of Hands is working since 2009. We are very much glad to do social work for human betterment & happiness. We are constantly trying to fulfill these two things in the lives for others. We are working on some project with a small team to achieve our mission to present them maximum betterment & happiness as much as we can serve. we have done number of projects which is (music, social living awareness program, community development, drugs control & fundraising programs for disable people). After 7 years of working now we only work for Cancer patient children’s which is all about giving them contentment during the painful treatment of this rigid cause. To fulfill our objective we are always looking for financial support but we strongly discourage begging for funds. We like to generate our fund through collaboration with Schools, Music bands & Charity shows. In this way we can give lots of opportunity to people, explore talents & come up front through ‘Chain of Hands’ & Cancer patient children’s take more pleasure to this kind of activities.

    Furthermore help us for projects to complete our goals without difficulty.

    Sincerely yours,
    Jameel Mohan Marcus

  3. Masoom Lashari says:

    we are looking for donor agencies for the funding on women empowerment. our organizatiion named by NARI Welfare Association, Nari meens (a lady). we are working last four years for women and children rights, so there is very urgent need after the Rain Flood in Sindh Pakistan, and a huge scope and space for the funding in District Tando Allahyar.

  4. Samuel Amissi Mwenelokole says:

    On behalf of the Mission for Improvement and Boosting Services to the Community Inc.(MIBOSCO),I take this opportunity to thank you for your kindness and great job for helping financially people in need.

    Samuel Amissi Mwenelokole.
    MIBOSCO-Founder.