Way back in 2015, the Seddon Community Bank sat down and thought about ways to help local community groups and clubs connect with local business with the aim of funding some much need projects. And Community Pitch was the outcome.

    Think of Shark Tank but with community groups giving a three minute pitch to local business owners – and you’ve got Community Pitch!

    Now in its fourth year running, Community Pitch has connected 33 community organisations with over 30 local businesses who have contributed over $55,000 to local projects.

    This year the Seddon Community Bank is kicking off the funding pool with a contribution of $7,000.

    Local business owners are invited to participate on the night by listening to the community group pitches and then they can decide who they would most like to support.

    Branch Manager, Ashley Coles, said that the event is a fun way for business owners to connect what’s going on in the community, often behind the scenes.

    “There are so many organisations and volunteers working tirelessly in our community every day without much acknowledgment. I had no idea that there was a CWA branch in Footscray. It’s such a fun night, there are always plenty of laughs and inevitably some tear-jerking moments as well. A little can go such a long way with all of these community groups.”

    Community groups can apply to participate in Community Pitch by going to or by dropping in to the Seddon Community Bank Branch.

    Applications are open from 12th March – 13th April 2018.

    Local businesses who are interested in supporting Community Pitch are welcome to contact Andy Moutray-Read at

    The Community Pitch will take place at 6.00pm Wednesday 16th May at the Yarraville Club, 135 Stephen Street, Yarraville.

    Further details are at available at or email Suzanne Saunders at

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