The Castlemaine Hot Rod Centre has partnered with Bendigo Bank, forming the ‘Powering Castlemaine‘ Community Enterprise Scheme.
Castlemaine Hot Rod Centre Chairman, Larry O’Toole, said the initiative empowers the community to turn a fantastic idea into reality.
“Powering Castlemaine will direct money to a community resource centre that will provide support and facilities for young people, families, elderly and visitors to our region,” he said.
“This means that important decisions remain in our hands and we decide how money raised for projects is spent and when.”
“The Castlemaine Hot Rod Centre will be a facility for all our community. It will provide training for our young people, entertainment and exhibition space and room for retirement activities.”
The Centre will also provide vehicle inspections and certification, driver education and specially designed event promotion areas for swap meets, car shows and major product launches.
Bendigo Bank’s Tim Rodda said supporting Powering Castlemaine couldn’t be easier.
“Powering Castlemaine earns a commission from the business of everyone who banks with Bendigo Bank or signs up with Bendigo Community Telco and pledges their support to the project.”
“These commissions will be paid to the Castlemaine Hot Rod Centre to develop its facilities, similar to Community Enterprise Schemes already operating in other parts of Victoria,” he said.
“There are no additional charges and all products and services are provided at the same rates. The only difference is that the Castlemaine Hot Rod Centre will receive a small percentage of those rates to benefit their community project.”
Pledge forms are available from the Castlemaine Bendigo Bank Branch or: