Navy cadets in the money

ON THE MONEY: Petty officer Caleb Smith with CommBank Cleveland branch manager Samantha Coglan-Laws.THEAustralian Navy Cadets Norfolk have been awarded a $9064 Community Grant for their work supporting local youth.
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The Australian Navy Cadets Norfolk is one of 229 youth-focused organisations around Australiathat havereceived a 2016 community grant.

Each grant is funded by CommonwealthBank staff through the bank’s workplace giving program, the Staff Community Fund.

The cadets aimto build teamwork and leadership in young people aged12 to19 years of age.

The Norfolk unit had insufficient lockers for the 70 localcadets, with up to threesharing eachlocker.With the grant each cadet will have alocker.

Cleveland CommBank branch manager Samantha Coglan-Lawssaid it was a great source of pride for staff and the bank to support worthyprograms.

“We are grateful for the generosity of more than 13,000 currentand retired staff who donate to the Staff Community Fund to make this possible,’’ she said.

Since the grants startedin 2007, $13.7 million hasbeen awarded to more than 1600 youth-focused organisations.

The fund is one of Australia’s longest workplace giving programs with staffcontributing a nominal amount from their salary towards the fund, which is matched dollar fordollar by the bank.

To be eligible for a Commonwealth Bank Community Grant, organisations must support the healthand wellbeing of Australians up to 21 years of age.

Navy cadets in the money ON THE MONEY: Petty officer Caleb Smith with CommBank Cleveland branch manager Samantha Coglan-Laws.

ALL SMILE: The Norfolk team.

Norfolk cadets celebrate a little CommBank help.

Norfolk cadets on parade.

Cadets on the parade ground.

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