Thank you!

Thanks to the amazing support of our community of donors and partners, we are thrilled to have reached the $50,000 fundraising target for our Keep it Green: Adaptation appeal! Your generous support will help the Convent adapt our precinct for a COVID-Safe future; helping us protect and nurture our gardens and grounds, and bring more of our arts and cultural programming from the inside to outdoors. We are enormously grateful to every person who donated—and a very special thanks to Creative Partnerships Australia who will match every donation dollar-for-dollar through Plus1! We look forward to keeping you updated on the impact of your support over the months ahead.

Be part of our story

In 2004 the Convent was saved and gifted to the community. The Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF), an independent, not-for-profit organisation, now owns and manages the Convent site on behalf of the public. The Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF) does not receive recurrent government funding—we do it on our own—with the community’s help.

The Convent inspires a level of passion, a passion that is rarely seen in community facilities. This energy generates interaction in various forms across the precinct and materialises in an exceptional feeling of place. As new areas are activated, the opportunities for people to interact in a connected and meaningful way will grow. While this feeling of community seems intangible, this is the essence of why the Convent exists in its current form and why those who visit fall in love.

For those that do fall in love, there are many ways to engage in the future of this special site. Every contribution makes a difference.

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