As the result of a joint venture between the Ferntree Gully Bank Branch, the Peace & Loyalty Masonic Lodge & the Freemasons Foundation 12 students of Fairhills High School will each receive a $500 bursary providing financial assistance with their educational requirements next year.
Last year these three organisations joined together for the first time and provided bursaries for six students from Fairhills. The initial venture was so successful that the amount provided for next year’s students was doubled.
While your Community Bank® Branch has only been operating in Ferntree Gully for 16 years the Peace & Loyalty Masonic Lodge has been part of Ferntree Gully since 1920.
The Masonic Lodge approached the Ferntree Gully Community Bank® Branch who immediately matched the money provided by the Lodge. A further approach was made by the Lodge to the Masonic Foundation who again agreed to match the amount provided by the Lodge providing a total of $6000 for distribution in 2016.
Knox Community Financial Services Ltd, consisting of the Ferntree Gully and Rowville Community Bank® Branches has pledged $2000 each year into the future for such a bursary.