THE Cowes, San Remo and Grantville Community Bank branches of Bendigo Bank continue to invest in driver education, road safety training and mentoring for locally disadvantaged young people by announcing a further $5000 donation to the L2P Learner Driver Mentor program.
Bass Coast L2P coordinator Veronica Dowman said she was thrilled to hear the news.
“The additional funding will help pay for the increasing running costs of   three program vehicles that are now servicing 33 young learner drivers  who live on Phillip Island and in the Grantville area as well as in Wonthaggi and surrounding areas.”
Terry Ashenden, chair of the Cowes, San Remo and Grantville Community Bank Board said the board is committed to its ongoing investment in the future of young people in Bass Coast.
“Participation by 16 to 21 year olds  in the learner driver program not only enables them to receive training and support to become safe and confident P–plate drivers, but their capacity to access future employment prospects, education and training opportunities is also greatly enhanced,” Terry said.
The Bass Coast L2P program receives funding from the TAC for 25 disadvantaged learner drivers and support from VicRoads who train the mentors and coordinate the 64 programs across the state.
If you are interested in becoming a driver mentor or are a 16 to 21 year-old learner driver who would like to know more about the program, contact Veronica at Wonthaggi Neighbourhood House 5672 373 or 0467 590 679.