Commonwealth Bank Centenary Grants In 2018 the Commonwealth Bank employees celebrated 100 years of giving. Firstchance was successful in securing $20,000 in grants received from the awesome employees at the Kotara and Newcastle University branches. The money we received went towards supporting the operating costs of our Little Ones Playgroup. The Commonwealth Bank is a long term supporter of Firstchance and for that we are very grateful. Over the past decade they have partnered with Firstchance to purchase technology, resources, fund social skills groups and sponsored our annual fundraising ball.