Life Centre Tumby Bay

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A catalyst for meaningful community in Tumby Bay and surrounds.

Project details

Who will benefit from this project?

Budget

$99,000.00

How will the funding be spent?

Currently, in Tumby Bay, there is no physical location from which the proposed Life Centre can operate. Without additional funding, the Life Centre cannot initiate adequately. The funding will be spent to renovate an existing facility to ensure that it can provide a holistic and diverse range of community programs. Renovations will include building improvements that directly impact the ability to provide effective programs.

How will the project be delivered?

Tumby Bay Life Church Inc. will manage the project, through significant relationships with key community organisations including District Council of Tumby Bay, The Tumby Bay Progress Association and Bayview Medical Services. By utilising these relationships, we will foster the relevant expertise, knowledge and skills to achieve maximum impact for the community during the process of the renovations of this much-needed community space.

How many people will directly benefit from this project?

Avg. 40-60 per week (2017 target)

How will you measure the impact of this project?

Impacts of the Life Centre will be measured by recording and analysing a mixture of qualitative and quantitative feedback and information. Key quantitative data will include types, descriptions of programs run, resources used and numbers of people attending or making use of the program/facility. We will actively pursue qualitative feedback as to the efficacy of the programs run by consulting participants and liaising with key contributing organisations. Consistent reviews of programs offered will be critical in maintaining meaningful community participation.

How will the project fit this year's theme of ‘Connect, Grow, Build, Belong’?

The main beneficiaries of the project will be people that are disadvantaged, isolated and vulnerable. Life Centre aims to support people of all ages and walks of life regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexuality. Much needed programs such as ‘LifeTalk’ counselling, ‘DadActive’ and more, will provide valuable opportunities for people to connect with others, grow in themselves, build lifelong friendships gain a sense of purpose and belonging while actively participating in the community.

Project details

Who will benefit from this project?

Budget

$99,000.00

Organisation details

Organisation Name

Tumby Bay Life Church Inc.

What does this organisation do?

The struggles of life in the Australian rural context are well known – so, the proposed Life Centre Tumby Bay aims to assist by being a community centre in the truest possible sense. The local Tumby Bay life Church is in the unique position to be able to help initiate the Life Centre, from which a range of nonreligious, community-based programs and services will be developed. These programs will have the goal of helping people to connect meaningfully with ‘all of life’.

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Judy Arbery

29 May 2017

Limited resources available. Support for vulnerable people is essential

Bethany Baldissera

29 May 2017

I look forward to seeing this itiative happen. There is a great need for this in the area.

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Bethany Baldissera

29 May 2017

Thanks for your support Bethany!
Matt

Sharon Wong

28 May 2017

Believing together with you guys the great vision you have for Tumby Bay! So excited to see all the great things that will be coming from Life Centre!

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Sharon Wong

29 May 2017

With community support we hope to see this vision become a reality!

terry young

28 May 2017

All the best with this project. Anything that offers people hope and care in times of struggles is worthy of support.

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > terry young

29 May 2017

Cheers Terry!

Alison Auld

28 May 2017

Great, and much needed, initiative!

Luke Telfer

27 May 2017

I'm excited by the benefits and opportunities this initiative would bring to the Tumby Bay community.

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Luke Telfer

28 May 2017

Cheers Luke - we are excited too!

David Hassett

27 May 2017

This is a great initiative, mental health facilities in rural communities are rarely available. As someone who has been effected by a mental health issue I can say in a rural community too often mental health issues go untreated. Having someone to talk to that isn't a 4 hour drive away is imperative to reduce the effect of mental health issues in small communities.

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > David Hassett

28 May 2017

Thanks Dave. We plan to work closely with our local GP's to see if we can't work out a good synergy there. Working as a truly collaborative community hopefully we can get some positive results. Thanks for your thoughts.

katrina mcleod

27 May 2017

This great idea would support those in the surrounding areas as well.

Rachel Tan

26 May 2017

What an impact this would have on your community! Keep up the good work

Malcolm Harper

26 May 2017

A great idea that has potential to help many in this region.

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Malcolm Harper

28 May 2017

We truly hope so too! Thanks for your support.
Matt

Julie Baxter

26 May 2017

What a beautiful initiative to support regional areas. A beautiful place like Tumby Bay deserves a community centre like this!
Best of luck to you all with this venture. X

Jordan Telfer

26 May 2017

Great initiative

Miriam Telfer

26 May 2017

Definitely much needed for our community!

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Miriam Telfer

28 May 2017

Thanks for your support - along with Jordan's too!
Matt

Susan Eagle

26 May 2017

When I made a comment earlier, I forgot to add others that wanted me to comment for them, as they have no way of doing so, they do not have accounts to register their say. My sister Lorraine Bussy is one. She has first hand knowledge of the tragety of suicide. Her respective family members are still dealing with this situation, such a sorrow of heart for them all. So they know a 'Life Centre' like this would have been most useful for their lost beloved. Tumby Bay has had it's fair share of such trageties in the past as well. So hopefully 'Life Centre' will be there for future persons to turn to, in their hour of need.
Also other people like Minyon & Keith, Jill Higgins and perhaps others like them, who can not have a vote on this matter, but agree this is a very worthwhile project indeed. So I hope we are successful in getting this much needed funding, to get the ball rolling more quickly. Good luck to the Matt and Sarah who are behind this venture. We are all praying for success.

Andrew Bowshall

25 May 2017

Wow! Having a service like this in my community and the need for one is long overdue. I hope this really gets off the ground and grows wings. I congratulate the pair of you for instigating a truly worthy project. Good luck, you have my support.

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Andrew Bowshall

28 May 2017

Thanks Andrew!

Rose Kemp

25 May 2017

As a person having had a nursing background who was engaged with social issues and families on Eyre Peninsula many years ago, it is commendable that the community at Tumby Bay want to make a difference to improving the quality of life for those in their rural community. I strongly support the Life Centre application for funding. Beryl J. Curnow

Elizabeth Swaffer

25 May 2017

A wonderful project by a wonderful young couple in our district.
A project to help all ages.

Rob Santostefano

25 May 2017

This project represents a refreshing and empowering of a positive input to an isolated and disadvantaged community that doesn't have access to services. This will make a huge difference to those in the community who lack local support services. A great idea.

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Rob Santostefano

28 May 2017

Thanks Rob; "refreshing and empowering" - exactly what we are going for!

Bill Georg

25 May 2017

What a great project. This will certainly benefit the community of Tumby Bay. Well done!

Malcolm Fatchen

25 May 2017

A much needed facility for our community. We would support it in every way possible.

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Malcolm Fatchen

28 May 2017

And we would appreciate that support - thanks Malcolm!

Mandy Lai

24 May 2017

Amazing people. Amazing project. x

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Mandy Lai

24 May 2017

Kind words, Mandy.

Edwin Curnow

24 May 2017

After experiencing two appointments on Eyre Peninsula as a Minister of Religion I commend the proposed Life Centre Project. The supportive services to meet the acute social needs of rural Eyre Peninsula have always been difficult to access. This initiative that deals with real life issues offers a holistic approach and that is able to build on a network of community resources has great potential and deserves every encouragement by both people and the government.

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Edwin Curnow

24 May 2017

In your appointments you would have seen first-hand the need in these areas. A holistic approach is definitely what we are about. Thanks for your input, Edwin!

Mike Wardrop

23 May 2017

This sounds amazing. The community in Tumby Bay is one that deserves a project and centre like this; one that will benefit mind, body and soul. What a legacy this could leave!

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Mike Wardrop

24 May 2017

Thanks Mike! We'd love to leave a positive legacy for the next generation.
Cheers, Matt

Kelly Smith

22 May 2017

This project will leave a lasting impact and legacy in Tumby Bay. This is a deserving project and the community would really benefit from all this plan offers. All the best guys

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Kelly Smith

24 May 2017

Thanks Kelly!
Matt

Ezra Lantu

22 May 2017

I hope this project takes off - will be a great thing for the community!

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Ezra Lantu

24 May 2017

Appreciate the support!

jenni myers

22 May 2017

I'm so happy to be part of a community that really cares and wants to support those in need. go guys

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > jenni myers

24 May 2017

Love you work Jen; Legendary!

Sara Anh

22 May 2017

Really excited about this initiative in a town we love and call home.

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Sara Anh

24 May 2017

Thanks!

Rose Kemp

22 May 2017

I wish to add my support to the "Life Center Project " New initiatives are needed to meet the needs of future generations. I see projects like this will assist in developing these initiatives. This community will be strengthened by the building of stronger citizens, this will spill over into stronger families and then into stronger communities. Well done Tumby Bay "Life Church." Trevor Kemp.

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Rose Kemp

24 May 2017

Thanks for your thoughtful words of support!
Matt

Susan Eagle

22 May 2017

We certainly could use such a worthwile service such as this, as many people may be reached. Mostly we are unaware of to help others at this moment, as there is no one to actually get this involved, with such needs in the community. Most of us have busy lives, that though we care ofcourse, possibly fail to help where needs exist. How great to have available a centre for these people that otherwise would miss out.

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Susan Eagle

24 May 2017

That's right Susan, we hope that Life Centre with be a catalyst for 'heightened awareness' of broader social issues - as well as be a place that people can find a way to reengage more meaningfully again.

beverley moore

21 May 2017

A very worthwhile project and will meet the needs of many people in a remote and rural areas - many people are socially isolated.

Todd Reed

20 May 2017

A great community initiative which I can envisage being an advantage to all generations. Tumby Bay, like many other small country towns, is somewhat isolated and without these types of community conduits which many in the larger cities take for granted.

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Todd Reed

24 May 2017

"Community conduit"- I like it! Thanks for your support Todd.
Matt

Kim Hyde

20 May 2017

Go Matt & Life Church, Tumby Bay & surrounding area might be a small part of South Australia but the community still have the same struggles & even more than city people have. I truly believe that Tumby Bay & surrounding area will totally benefit in so many ways if this great project get the help to go ahead.

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Kim Hyde

24 May 2017

Cheers Kim!

Trevor Simpson

19 May 2017

Great stuff for Tumby and the wider community, as there's a real need out there. While there are isolated and lonely people who are obviously identifiable, there are those who aren't. We can't afford to allow them to 'fall through the cracks', which is why this venture is so important. Too many have been lost already. 100% behind you all the way

Jan Georg

18 May 2017

Rural communities are the backbone of our nation & we need to care for and support them!!

Barbara Feid

18 May 2017

So many people are in isolation due to differing factors, whether it be because of locality or discrimination of some kind. The grant to help this project being implemented would be a great boost for Tumby Bay and surrounding areas. Wishing you every success in your endeavours.

Rose Kemp > Barbara Feid

22 May 2017

Yes the smaller towns are disappearing from the district, leaving others isolated. Forward thinking is needed in preparing people for the near future and the grant would be a great help.

Andrew Nottle

18 May 2017

Go Matty

Brooke Pugsley

18 May 2017

I cannot emphasis enough how much this is needed in our community! Good luck :-)

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > Brooke Pugsley

24 May 2017

Thanks Brooke - we think so too.

judith searle

18 May 2017

A fantastic and much needed project for Tumby Bay

Project Owner

Matthew Georg > judith searle

24 May 2017

Thanks for your support.

Jarrad Cooper

18 May 2017

Great initiative guys

Rachel Murchison

14 May 2017

I can't think of a much better way to help dissipate social isolation but then build a center that is focused on bringing people together to support each other, grow in, and belong to. I would love to see this project get off the ground in this rural community. Good on you guys...

Ardy Nottle

14 May 2017

Go Guys