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Hall Deck Upgrade Fundraising

Back deck of community hall

Fundraising Target Achieved

$24,000

The target of $24,000 to fund the Hall Deck Upgrade has been achieved. A very big thank you to all those that contributed, organised and took part in the various fundraising activities to make this possible.

This fundraising effort will allow us to complete the Hall Deck Upgrade project including the extension of the deck, a new side access to the deck from the hall and a storage room in addition to the deck roof which was completed earlier this year.
Details of the project are –

  • Make alterations to the rear deck by increasing its depth and new wider steps to provide improved connectivity with the garden.
  • Add a roof over the rear deck to provide shade and weather protection.
  • Add an extension to the eastern end of toilets to provide new level access storage for heavy items, chairs etc.
  • Carry out general repairs and maintenance work to the Hall around the area of the proposed additions.

Of the $99,000 needed for this work we have been lucky enough to be successful in being granted up to $66,000 from the Central Coast Council Community Infrastructure Grant program. We must also contribute up to $9,000 of in-kind labour contribution from our volunteers. Therefore we needed to raise approximately $24,000 via other means.

Fundraising Initiatives

With COVID-19 affecting our ability to raise funds by traditional methods, we moved to more online efforts. Here are the fundraising activities and the amounts raised to achieve our target – ​

  • The Promenade for a Purpose was a great success and raised $1,207 towards the project
  • The Auction of Promises was a great success and raised $5,490 towards the project. 
  • The GoFundMe page raised $10,162 net of fees
  • The Long Weekend Gourmet Raffle was a great success adding $1,700 towards the Hall Deck Upgrade fund.
  • Online Book Sales raised $516
  • Other Donations received directly totaled $3,420
  • The Food & Wine Raffle contributed $1,505 to the Hall Deck Upgrade project

  

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