Welcome to People First Bank Foundation

Our Foundation builds on the legacy of the Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation, and will continue to be dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in need throughout our communities.

About us

As a key milestone in the successful merger between Heritage Bank and People’s Choice Credit Union, we are very excited to announce that we have rebranded the Foundation to align with the new name of the Bank. Our focus and philosophy of support has not changed.  We are still passionate about supporting high quality programs that create long lasting positive impacts by reaching people in need in the communities we serve. Our support focuses on three key areas:

  • Positive educational and alternative pathways to help at-risk children and teenagers;
  • Health care services for vulnerable Australians and their families; and
  • Support for the economic and social wellbeing of people in regional, rural and remote communities, including in times of natural disasters.

The future is bright. Just like the Bank, the merger allows us to have a more national presence.   This already can be seen in the selection of our 2024 charity partners, where we have supported programs right across the People First Bank footprint.

$137,000 in grants were on offer to eligible charities as part of the Foundation’s 2023 grant round. 

Learn more about this year's grants

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How are we making a difference?

When you make a donation to the People First Bank Foundation, you’ll be providing so much more than just a financial contribution. We don’t feel the best approach to support the community is to “just write a cheque”. Instead, we take a holistic approach.

The charities we assist will have the collaborative backing of our staff, members and business partners. Our goal is to harness the collective strength of the People First Bank community to make a positive difference to the lives of individuals and their families.

People First Bank funds all operational costs of the Foundation, ensuring all donations received and investment income generated is applied to helping those in need, now and into the future.