WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

First and foremost, we put on Secret Garden because we love a fun party.

THEN WE SHARE OUR PROFITS BETWEEN SOME CHARITIES DEAR TO OUR HEARTS. IN GARDENS GONE BY WE’VE HELPED OUT…

 

OXFAM

Because of our forest disco, we run a saving and loans program in Timor Leste for farmers and their families living below the poverty line. 1,400 farmers have benefitted from the Secret Garden loans program through Oxfam.

 

107 PROJECTS

107 Projects are part of the Secret Garden family. An awesome NGO who support creatives in Sydney. Their gallery was recently were broken into and a whole lot of stuff taken. SG made a donation so 107 could buy new equipment 

GIRLS & BOYS BRIGADE

Secret Garden has also provided much needed social and emotional support for up to 60 kids a day through a Children’s Vacation Care Program. All the kids live on or below the poverty line in Sydney. 75% of the kids live in the local public housing estates. 

 

MALPA

Malpa promotes health and well-being among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal young people and communities by teaching children to be health ambassadors and positive role models using traditional and modern practices. Secret Garden funds workshops for the Dhalayi Doctors in the Kempsey district 

Because of Secret Garden, over the next twelve months 60 Dhalayi Doctors will be trained, four Indigenous staff employed (part time) about 20 medical staff will be involved in the training and about 100 parents and Elders as well.

SARAH HILT FOUNDATION

Sarah Hilt is someone who is very close to us. Sarah is a local girl, who in 2009 was struck down by Meningococcal Disease. Sarah lost her legs, her left arm and all the fingers and thumb on her right hand. Since 2009, Secret Garden has raised money for Sarah’s wheelchairs, prosthetic legs and arms, 
car modifications and ski-legs (!!!)

 

CAMP OUT

Camp Out is an annual volunteer run camp for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (LGBTIQ) and sex &/or gender diverse, same sex attracted, curious and questioning teens aged 13-17.

Camp Out offers young people the chance to attend an away-from-home camp with people who share similar experiences, offering a supportive and safe space to learn and express themselves, an opportunity for capacity building and a fun environment in which to do so.

COBBITTY PUBLIC SCHOOL

Gardeners have enabled our local and beloved primary school get a chook shed, a multi media system for the school hall and storage facilities.

 

RURal fire service

We raise money for our local fire service (Theresa Park Rural Fire Brigade), so they can update their equipment. 

The NSW Rural Fire Service is the world's largest volunteer fire service. The members provide fire and emergency services to approximately 95 percent of NSW. 

 

How much we raise each year depends on what the festival costs to put on.
It can be affected by weather conditions, ticket sales and building infrastructure.