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At bcu, supporting local communities within our regions is something we’re passionate about. We know that when organisations work together, groups and our communities will flourish.

How you can get involved

This September, bcu will celebrate our 50 year anniversary. We are extremely proud of this achievement, and appreciate that without the ongoing support from our Members and communities it would not have been possible.

To celebrate this milestone and offer some support to our local communities in what has been a challenging year for many, we’ve introduced an exciting new tier to the bcu Bill Ussher Programs. The Bill Ussher Community Grant will award a total of $50,000 to local community groups or not-for-profit organisations. We’re asking our bcu Members to nominate deserving NSW and QLD community groups to receive a community grant. It’s up to you, our Members, to help determine where the Bill Ussher Community Grants are allocated.

Nominate a group

As a bcu Member, you have the power to make a direct difference to deserving community groups. See how below!

Bill Ussher Community Grants Initiative

The Bill Ussher Community Grant initiative, through Member nominations on our website, provides assistance to community groups or small not-for-profit organisations.

Existing bcu Members can nominate a group or local charity within the outlined nomination period and bcu will shortlist the top twenty nominated groups. Those twenty will then be featured on our website where our Members can vote for their preferred group.

The top ten groups, as voted by our Members will receive $3,000 each and the remaining ten will receive $2,000 each.

Only bcu Members can nominate a group, but the group nominated is not required to be a bcu Member.

Bill Ussher community

What you need to know

  • Anyone who has been a bcu Member for a minimum of six months can nominate in both categories.
  • The group you nominate does not have to be a Member of bcu.
  • Applications for nominations will initially be assessed by bcu, with the top twenty deserving groups to be published on our website for our Members to vote.
  • All nominations are subject to terms and conditions.

View terms and conditions