Fundraising Activities

Ledger Conservation


Museums and Galleries NSW awarded the Museum $7600 for the conservation of two shipping ledgers from the Nelligen agency of the Illawarra Steam Navigation Company. These are currently undergoing conservation in Sydney.

The Museum has applied to the Maritime Museums Project Scheme to have the ledgers digitised as Stage Two in making Ledgers before Conservation                     them available for public research.

The 'Book Emporium' has become a key source of  fundraising for the Society, since it was opened in April 2014.  Books can be viewed and/or purchased, by simply asking one of the volunteers, on duty during standard opening hours. Donations of good quality books can made during opening hours, and outside of those hours by simply placing in the black container, to the right of the gate, at the top of the entrance ramp.  We thank you for your generosity and support.

The Museum uses a range of methods to raise funds to support the development, maintenance and display of its collections.  In addition to the Book Emporium, these include:

  • Rostered BBQs in the car park of the new Bunnings Warehouse, Batemans Bay;
  • Monthly handcraft stall in the Bridge Plaza and/or Village Centre.  In September 2015, the team raised over $1700 at the Village Centre (see photo on right);
  • Gold coin donations during museum opening hours and Open Days; and
  • Attendance at local community events.

 

In addition, the museum is eligible to apply for grants from local, State and Commonwealth government and commercial organisations.  In the recent past, such grants have enabled the following projects to be undertaken:

.  $10,060 for a building improvement program (Museums and Galleries NSW);

.  $2,000 for a Significance Assessment of two ISNC Shipping Ledgers (M&GNSW);

   $44,000 for a roof sprinkler and drenching system - Community Partnership (State); 

   $10,000 for developing an antique machinery shed and refurbishing a shed to exhibition standard  IMB Foundation; 

 

Furthermore, the museum acknowledges the assistance provided through its community and commercial partnerships.  These include donations of timber, paint and related building materials from the local branches of Bunnings Warehouse, Camerons, and Inspirations, in addition to two demountable storage units from Telstra.  All community partnerships are noted on our ‘With Thanks Board’ at the entrance to the Museum and included in our Newsletter.  You can access websites of the above commercial sponsors by simply navigating to the 'Related Links' Page under the main Header 'Schools and Groups' above.


Crafty Ladies - museum members join regular stall fundraisers to create goodies for the monthly street stall at Bridge Plaza

Chris and Myf at the Bunnings Easter Workshop, April 2017

The Book Emporium - Christmas week 2015