Crowdfunding campaign: Help us build our new building!

Please support the construction of Stage 2 of the Granite Belt Support Services Inc Community Therapy, Activity and Training Centre.

Continued expansion of the service, along with concerns about the condition of the original building due to age and white ant damage, led the organisation to seek funding to replace the building. Funding was accessed and in 2013 we built Stage One at the back of the block at 44 Short Street. Funding for Stage Two has not been available from government so GBSS Inc has turned to the community due to the urgency of replacing the original timber structure. We have enough raised for the construction of the basic building, but have a shortfall for things like the carpark, floorcoverings, paintwork, fittings and landscaping. This is what we hope to accomplish with the funds raised.

HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE USED

Funding will be used for the items needed to complete the project once the building is constructed.

Carpark and driveway.  $50,000

Painting. $12,000

Floorcoverings. $15,000

Interior Fittings. $8000

Landscaping to fit SDRC Requirements $5,000

We will be prioritizing the different items so that if we don't make the goal, the essential items will be met in order to meet council guidelines.

WHAT MAKES THIS PROJECT SPECIAL

Granite Belt Support Services Inc has been providing quality innovative services to people with a disability and their families in the region for nearly thirty years. We have a remarkable team that is unique for a small regional organisation. Our service has a strong reputation in the industry for providing people with a disability with supports to live the best life possible within their own community. This has proven itself with the recent transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme providing an almost seamless transition for local participants. Our amazing therapy team are available to provide programs for students throughout the region and NDIS participants.

THIS PROJECT WILL BE SUCCESSFUL WHEN...

The completed project will provide a safe and effective centre for the provision of services to participants and an operational base for the organisation. A secure home for the service will ensure the organisation will continue to provide services for people with a disability and their families for years to come.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

The most important donations will be money for the expensive items on the list, including the carpark, fittings and floorcoverings which must be done by professionals. Some volunteer work or donations in kind may be helpful later, especially for landscaping.