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Client-led solutions to address industry challenges

Community spirit thrives across our rural and regional townships, often driven by selfless volunteers and a 'can do' attitude. At Rabobank, we’re able to tap directly into this culture thanks to our RaboClientCouncil network – groups of innovative, forward-thinking clients who are our eyes and ears, helping us direct our funding to the local and industry issues where it is most needed.

Our RaboClientCouncils will play a leading role helping distribute our Rabo Community Fund resources directly into the community.

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Rabo Community Fund Spotlight – Financial Skills Workshops

An initiative of our Client Councils, Rabobank’s Financial Skills Workshops were developed to enhance farmers financial literacy skills and advance their agricultural careers. Following a pilot in Taupo in mid-2021, successful workshops ran recently in the Lower South Island and further workshops are now being planned for other regions throughout 2022. Facilitated by Lawrence Field (Rural Field Consultants), the one day workshop covers sessions on financial skills, reading financial statement, key ratios and calculations and what banks are looking for when assessing a farm business.

Funded by the Rabo Community Fund, the New Zealand workshops are open to the rural community including clients and non-clients. Across New Zealand and Australia, the bank and its network of Client Councils are aiming to put 5,000 primary producers through Financial Skills workshops by 2025.

Financial SKills