Fundraising Update

The Give Now donation page has now closed and the final figure is $11,405.00.

Our organisation and our community wish to thank every one of you wonderful people for your contributions and, in may cases, your words of support and encouragement. These donations in conjunction with the $10,000.00 from the State Government, the almost $700.00 from our fundraising event, then matched with the dollar for dollar offer from Brighton Council, gives us a total of $44,210.00.

This funding will allow us to continue with Waterbridge for quite sometime and also provide us with the opportunity to become a sustainable and successful community driven social enterprise. Again, thank you everyone.

P.S. people are still able to donate through the Australian Neighbourhood House and Centres Association (ANHCA) Public Fund.

The form can be downloaded from our website

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Update! Donations over $100 are now tax deductible!

We are happy to announce that the Australian Neighbourhood House and Centres Association (ANHCA) has done due diligence on the Waterbridge Food Co-op and will now provide tax receipts for donations over $100.   A win for everybody!

Please download the .pdf form here:  Tax Deductible Donation Form-Waterbridge Food Co-op

Your donation will go into an ANHCA Public Fund which will then be forwarded to us – this is the only way that Waterbridge, which is run out of a Neighbourhood House,  can provide tax deductible receipts, as we are not eligible for DGR status.   More information on this link at the ANHCA website.

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Fundraising Update + Council Endorsement

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Happy to announce that the Deputy Mayor of Brighton Council, Barbara Curran, will be on our Advisory Board as a partner from July!  We look forward to working with our very supportive local Council.  Quote from their General Manager:

“At its meeting last night Brighton Council authorised me to provide funds to the Waterbridge Food Co-op on a dollar for dollar basis to other funds raised to a maximum of $30,000 in the 2016/17 financial year. It also nominated Deputy Mayor Barbara Curran to be a member of the Waterbridge Advisory Group.”    Ron Sanderson, General Manager.

Help us raise the $30,000 needed to keep us going, we have $10,345 to date.  PLEASE DONATE NOW:

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Fundraising Update – $8,100 so far

Many thanks to all those people who have donated to help Waterbridge continue beyond our grant fund – we really appreciate all the support and the donations which keep coming in.   We will definitely be around for a month or two after June 30th, and that’s great news.

However we still need more support – our goal is $30k in 30 days.   If you’ve donated, please share your dedication with your friends, family and work colleagues.

If you’ve not yet had a chance, please visit our donation link – by giving a little you will help a lot!

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Support Waterbridge, donate now!

Waterbridge is a community-run food initiative – not only do we grow, cook and sell locally, we do so thanks to our small army of community volunteers, all who believe in doing something positive for our area.  The result?  A community success story – our own Food Co-op we can all be proud of!

But grant funds are due to run out.  We need to raise $30k in 30 days!  Brighton Council will match whatever we raise.   Please give whatever you can, Every Little Helps!  Support our community, support Waterbridge to stay open.



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Support Waterbridge! Sign Petition..

Waterbridge is looking for more funds and more supporters to get us through the next phase of our growth.  We want to show investors we have a winning recipe for local sustainability, increased health and community growth. With our small army of local volunteers, we grow, cook and sell locally sourced fresh fruit, veges, frozen meals and jams/chutneys/relishes for rock-bottom prices. Without further investment, we close down June 30.   Ways you can help:

Check out our new page “Contribute” by clicking on this link.

Sign our Petition and show your support for the great things we do by clicking here.


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Waterbridge to do home delivery ???

Waterbridge is looking to start doing home delivery of their vege boxes and other products, and would like to find out if this is of interest to you.    Please complete our short, 10 question survey by clicking on this link:

FREE PRIZE DRAW!   Five lucky people will receive a free $20 vege box for helping us and completing all ten questions in the survey.  They can have those boxes home delivered if they want!  For more details, click here.


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