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iGiveLocal - Bringing a smile to a community near you

From Men’s Sheds to volunteer firies, school camps to local hospitals, the iGiveLocal Community Support Program – a Bayer initiative supported by CRT – donates money to support local community groups across Australia. Since its inception, iGiveLocal has donated over $100,000 to 190 different community groups.

Ben Thompson, National Key Account Manager, Bayer CropScience, said: “We’re pleased that Ruralco’s CRT members have embraced the iGiveLocal Program. Our rural communities are important to us all and fundraising for associations and clubs is a fundamental part of rural community life, whether it be for a netball or a footy team, the CFA or an emergency response team. It feels really good to give back and help out families in those areas.”

In order for a donation to be granted, each year, submissions are made to the iGiveLocal Program. Once all submissions are in, the successful community groups are notified and supported with a donation during that year. Whilst the program receives many excellent submissions, we are always on the look-out for a deserving community cause. If you have a community group near you that needs support, particularly one that will benefit many families within the community, please email us at igivelocal@bayer.com and we’ll put you in touch with your local Bayer representative.     

This short video gives an insight into two community groups supported by iGiveLocal.
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“Giving back to communities is part of CRT’s DNA. What Bayer is doing with the iGiveLocal Program is an awesome initiative that fits in with what we are trying to achieve.” Greg O’Neil, General Manager, CRT.

The iGiveLocal Community Support Program: that’s a lot to smile about.

iGiveLocal in the News

Every donation made by the iGiveLocal Community Support Program is passed from a Bayer representative to the community group by way of a big promotional cheque. We photograph the cheque handover and add any messages from the community group to create a Press Release which is sent to local papers. The uplifting nature of the stories has helped us achieve a lot of press coverage over the years.

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