Re:generate the Convent this financial year.

2020 was a year none of us anticipated—and the financial impacts on individuals and organisations were devastating—with lasting impact. The Convent was closed to the public for many months, tenant community deeply affected, and our revenue streams greatly restricted. The ongoing costs of maintaining a National Heritage Listed precinct of the Convent’s scale are immense in ‘normal’ times. And like many other organisations, we’ve had to significantly reduce expenditure and make some very difficult decisions to ensure our financial sustainability.

Right now, the collective health and wellbeing of our community is at the forefront of our minds—and the nourishing enrichment the Convent precinct provides is more important than ever. Our abundant gardens, private nooks and myriad creative spaces offer rare, free and open access that generate connection, bring relief and provide inspiration—a solace in these uncertain times.

The ongoing impact of the pandemic is far reaching and will be felt for years to come—and we have a lot of work to do to rebuild and to regenerate. Right now, we’re working hard to strengthen and revive the precinct for everyone to safely experience and enjoy—and we need your help to do this.

ACF aims to raise at least $60,000 by 30 June 2021. As we look forward and actively work to keep the future bright, we would greatly benefit from your help with the day-to-day, essential expenses for COVID-safety, and year-round amenities and services that enable the precinct and community to flourish.

You can help the Convent regenerate in the new COVID-normal. Donate today.

The Convent has the power to transform lives—through the diverse cultural and creative experiences we offer, and through the extraordinary built and natural landscapes of our cherished place. Your support of the Convent through this challenging period of repair and recovery will ultimately help more people in our community to thrive.

The Abbotsford Convent is an independent, secular, not-for-profit organisationand we don’t receive any recurrent funding from any level of government. So right now, more than ever, the support of our community is invaluable.

If you are in a position to contribute, we would deeply appreciate any donation—big or small—to our ‘Re:generate’ appeal.

Please make a tax-deductible donation by 30 June 2021 to help bolster the Convent through this chapter of repair and recovery.

Thank you for giving back to the place that you love, when it’s needed most.

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