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SCCU announce the successful recipients of their 2020 Community Grants who will receive a share of the tripled investment

Australia's Mutual 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-breaking 175 applications and over 5000 community votes, generating more public interest than ever before. The applications had to articulate their plans against the 2020 themes of 'taking back momentum' and 'creating a better future' with 59 finalists proceeding to voting stage and an extra $10,000 being added by SCCU partner American Express. 

Stuart Edwards, CEO of Southern Cross Credit Union commented, "We're incredibly proud to have been able to increase the investment into the program this year especially at a time when people really needed it the most, and at the same time open our support to a broader variety of causes. I would like to thank everyone who submitted their application and for the tremendous work you are all doing to support our community and the place we call home."

Stories from the successful recipients will be shared over the next 12 months and cover everything from green technology and sustainability, to young leadership and providing for those in need. 

The full list of successful 2020 recipients can views on the SCCU website here: