Most of our income comes from resident rent, guest accommodation, donations and some sales of produce and flowers. This is usually enough to cover our running costs but not to build extra overnight accommodation, or do bigger maintenance jobs on the land and current buildings, and it relies on the residents volunteering their time to run the retreat.
Contribute to land care, and our new accommodation and retreat facilities
We are in a building phase to provide accommodation for 12 people overnight, and facilities to assist us to host day visitor groups. The old Hut is being renovated and transformed into a Meeting House which will contain a meeting space, a dining hall and kitchen, and toilets with disability access. A worship and reflection space is also being designed for use by those on retreat.
If you would like to donate to Gembrook Retreat or support a particular project, we would really appreciate it. You could also become a member of FRoGR (Friends of Gembrook Retreat) and stay in touch with working bee information. The annual membership fee is $10 unwaged, $25 waged.
Bank details for direct deposit
Gembrook Retreat Inc.
account no: 126423615
Please reference your deposit with your name and ‘Donation’. Email us so we can receipt your donation – note that donations are not tax deductible.