Brisbane community radio station 4ZZZ has been operating out of our beautiful and dearly beloved three- storey, 1920s brick building on Barry Parade in Fortitude Valley for 25 years. Over that time a few environmental and structural factors have conspired against us to produce a serious list of building repairs.
The Building Blitz fundraising project seeks to raise $15,000 in donations to not only address immediate building repairs, but rectify various structural issues within the building that caused the damage in the first place to ensure that #BarryBouncesBack.
With your contributions we will be able to undertake a complete solution to the issue and ensure Barry, our iconic 4ZZZ building, stands strong well into the future.
We can complete a lot of maintenance with $15k, but imagine what we could do with double that. Well, since you’ve brought it up, that’s exactly what we are doing! For every dollar you donate to stand strong for Barry, our mates at Creative Partnerships Australia will match your contribution dollar for dollar through their Plus1 program.
This means that when we hit our 15k target for donations, Creative Partnerships Australia will chuck in another 15k, which could see the final amount 4ZZZ receives for crucial building works skyrocket to $30,000! If a doubled-value, tax deductible donation isn’t enticing enough, in admiration of your contribution your name will go down in Zed history on our ‘Wall of Thanks’ to be painted inside the Barry Parade building once we’ve reached our target and completed the repairs.
With the funds raised through the Building Blitz campaign we will be able to complete some crucial maintenance and repairs around the building that will make it a viable home for another 25 years. Your donations will go directly towards several large-scale maintenance projects, which will help us re-purpose the lower level of the building so that it is an open community space, an area we can hold events and welcome people into our world.
So make a donation, join us at our 4ZZZ community fundraising events and share the news using the hashtag #BarryBouncesBack on social media networks. That oughta earn you some Barry brownie points!