case study

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

About the campaign

Cerebral Palsy Alliance suffered a devastating fire which destroyed facilities at its Allambie Heights campus in Sydney’s northern beaches. As the largest provider of support to children and adults with cerebral palsy, and their families, it was essential that facilities were rebuilt.

The capital works was estimated at $14 million. A new facility would house client programs and services on the ground floor and support services, including administration, above. With an insurance settlement and a generous gift of $900,000 from corporate partner, Aristocrat, The Raising the Roof Capital Campaign was launched to secure the remaining $7 million needed.

The results

The campaign not only achieved target while increasing annual income at the same time but was awarded National Best Capital Campaign by the Fundraising Institute of Australia and was featured in Fundraising & Philanthropy Magazine. Since the new building, Cerebral Palsy Alliance has gone from strength to strength including as a finalist in the $50 million Macquarie Bank grants program to celebrate the bank’s 50th Anniversary.