Bannockburn and District Grants is a voluntary group of residents who have joined forces to help improve community and sporting facilities throughout the region

Bannockburn and District Grants was formed in September 2007 and is registered under the Corporations Act as a Company Limited By Guarantee. The group is run by voluntary members living or working within our local community.
We support communities from the Bannockburn, Lethbridge, Meredith, Teesdale, Inverleigh, Shelford, Maude, Gheringhap and surrounds.
Bannockburn & District Grants are always looking for new board members, so please get in touch if you’d like to volunteer.

Meet the Board

John O’Shannessy
President
I grew up in Bannockburn and now work with family in the area as well. 
I’ve enjoyed the privilege of being able to award grants to wonderful community organisations and would encourage any cultural, sporting, not for profit, emergency services, public events, schools and learning based organisations to apply for grants that will benefit the community and volunteers.

Nadine Scobie
Vice President

I worked for the local Bendigo Bank in Bannockburn for five years and have been a part of the Bannockburn & District Grants since I started there. When I moved into the Geelong West branch, I was asked to stay on as a Board Member. I accepted as I love being a part of the community and being able to support them.

Bill Hughes
Grants Coordinator

I have lived in Teesdale for 35 years and a board member since its inception in 2007. My position is to receive grant applications from not for profit community groups and process before submission to the board for approval. I enjoy working with the other board members giving away money for the benefit of surrounding communities that in many instances provides or upgrades facilities that would not be possible otherwise.

Kath Bourke
Secretary
I have lived in Bannockburn since 2000 & brought my children up here. I am an active member of numerous community groups & have been a Board member of the B&DG since the inception in 2007.

My passion is health & fitness & playing sport with local clubs. I love being able to assist local community groups by financially assisting them with projects that they otherwise could not afford.

Julie Kaye
Minutes Secretary
I began working in Bannockburn in 2004 at Stockdale & Leggo Real Estate. I purchased the business in 2015 and am a licensed real estate agent with a Diploma in Management.

I am a great supporter of the local community. I am a committee member of the Inverleigh Good Friday Appeal and Camp 4 Cancer. 

Doug Gadd
Special Projects
I have lived in Bannockburn with my family for 42 years. We are active members of a number of community groups and the BFNC. I have had a career as a Commercial Project Manager on many developments in Bannockburn, throughout Australia and in Europe and England. 

I have been on the board since it’s inception. I enjoy being in a position to financially assist the many community groups and organisations in achieving their goals and aspirations.

Bree Curran
Bendigo Bank Bannockburn Branch Manager & Treasurer
I have been in the banking industry for almost 20 years and am a local through and through.

Our community, and being a part of the evolution of Golden Plains is something that is extremely important to our branch team. 

We have seen significant growth in our community and we are excited about our developing future. Pop in and visit us at your local branch in Bannockburn

Liz McDonald, JP
I have had a long involvement in community and rural groups and have been a Director of BDG since 2008.

I feel the grants board works well in this community because of their ‘grass roots’ backgrounds of the members and the support provided by the local Bannockburn branch of the Bendigo Bank.

Brett Cunningham
As a board member of Bannockburn & District Grants, it is an honour and priviledge to be a part of a community minded group that supports the local community organisations through our grants program. We have been able to approve and fund over $600,000 in successful grants to local cultural, sporting, not for profit, emergency services, public events, schools and learning based organisations.