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Empowering people in need and WA not-for-profits

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P&N Bank has a long and proud history of supporting local charities and Western Australians in need. A key driver of this support is via our community grants program that assists people in need and also provides funding to local not-for-profit organisations.

We are thrilled to announce some exciting changes to our community support program, including the launch of P&N Bank Empowerment Grants (previously known as Helping &nds).

The P&N Bank Empowerment Grants program features two streams:

  • Empowering People – assisting and empowering Western Australians who are in financial crisis or have basic needs that are not being met.

  • Empowering Communities – assisting and empowering Western Australian not-for-profits striving for equity; and those working in disability and accessibility; mental health; poverty and homelessness; and domestic and family violence.

P&N Bank customers can nominate people in need, or eligible not-for-profit organisations to the P&N Bank Empowerment Grants program via the website.

General Manager P&N Bank, Angela Newland said the organisation was committed to supporting its customers and making a positive impact in the diverse WA community.

“As P&N Bank evolves to cater to the changing needs of customers, it's critical we focus our support in the areas that align to our diverse Western Australian community. We will give a step-up and bigger voice to not-for-profits that are striving for equity and give Western Australians facing major social issues a helping hand.

“Our previous Helping &nds program assisted 225 unique community organisations and over 370 people in their time of need since 2016, with over $670,000 donated in that time. We look forward to building on these foundations with our new P&N Bank Empowerment Grants program and other community partnership initiatives.”

Further details on P&N Bank Empowerment Grants:

Empowering PeopleTM

Any existing P&N Bank customer can nominate someone in financial crisis via the P&N Bank website. The person being nominated does not need to be a P&N Bank customer.

Nominees may be facing challenging situations, such as:

  • domestic and family violence
  • unexpected medical expenses after an illness diagnosis or accident
  • poverty and homelessness
  • facing financial disadvantage due to physical or mental health issues

Empowering CommunitiesTM

This program provides funding to empower inclusive Western Australian charities and not-for-profits that strive for equity and give Western Australians facing major social issues a helping hand. With a focus on:

  • diversity, equity and inclusion (e.g. gender equity, cultural equity, reconciliation, LGBTQIA+ support)
  • disability & accessibility
  • mental health
  • poverty & homelessness
  • domestic and family violence

Through our bi-annual funding rounds P&N Bank will assist WA not-for-profits that are doing great work empowering West Australians both practically and financially. Over the year $60,000 in funding is available, with P&N Bank customer votes determining the funding amounts that shortlisted organisations receive. P&N Bank customers can nominate applicable not-for-profit organisations via the website

For more information on P&N Bank Empowerment Grants or to make a nomination visit our website page

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