The RSL is $20,000 better off thanks to Bendigo’s community enterprises.

THE Bendigo and District RSL is $20,000 closer to raising the full community amount for the revitalisation of the Soldiers Memorial Institute.

In making the donation, four Bendigo community enterprises have echoed the call of RSL president Peter Swandale for people to continue to get behind the project.

As the RSL moves into the newly fitted out and painted building that boasts new dedicated museum space at the back, it still requires community donations to complete its contribution.

The community enterprises chose to pool their offering.

“The four community enterprises have committed to making a collaborative investment of $20,000 to support the Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum project,” Strathfieldsaye and Districts Community Enterprise chair Catherine Wilby said.

“This is a great example of how our community enterprises can work together for a joint central project that will support the Bendigo RSL to ensure that this important project for the RSL and the Bendigo community is completed.”