Nestlé Professional is expanding its ‘Celebrate Australia’ campaign by providing three small businesses or community groups an opportunity to win $10,000 each to invest in a local community initiative.

The Nestlé Professional Serve Your Community Promotion is open to local community organisations from around the country who are seeking support for a project, initiative or program that will have a positive impact on their community.

Nestlé Professional general manager, Kristina Czepl said. “Local businesses have always been a part of the fabric of Australiancommunities, often knowing their towns better than anyone else. We want to recognise these organisations by contributing to local initiatives that will serve and support their community.”

She added: “At Nestlé Professional, we are proud to continue our partnership with Rotary to help support the people, businesses, and communities of Australia through Serve Your Community. After all, the communities of Australia power us too, especially ones like Gympie in Queensland, where Nescafé is made, or Smithtown in New South Wales, the home of Milo.”

To enter the Serve Your Community Promotion, you must be a business, club or community organisation that has been operating for two or more years and have less than 100 full time employees. The online application form has four simple questions and requires an outline of the initiative your business would invest $10,000 in, to better serve the local community.

Entries will be judged on how the initiative brings together and celebrates a diverse group of people, has the potential for growth, and how it will have a positive impact on the broader community.

All entries will be reviewed by representatives from the Nestlé Professional and Rotary teams of Australia. Three businesses or organisations will each get a major prize of $10,000 cash to invest in their community initiative. Ten other highly commended entrants will win a minor prize pack, valued at $1,390 per prize.