Thanks to all our friends & supporters!

Sculpture by Agnieszka Gradzik and Wiktor Szostalol

With gratitude for your funding and in-kind donations & the many ways you have shown your support

Yarraville Community Centre

A very special thank you to Christine McCall and the team at YCC!

As the CEO of YCC, Chris has provided invaluable support in hosting and championing the Melbourne Repair Cafe (Inner West) since 2016, our inaugural year of operation. That support has since extended to the emergence of Sharing Shed Melbourne. 

Chris, the YCC board and the YCC staff have been generous in many untold ways, not least of which has been to provide the space, advice, foresight and faith that our initiatives can help create the sort of vibrant, connected and resilient community that we all want to be part of.

With deep gratitude and much appreciation, Michelle, Jenny and the team at MRC and SSM.

Cash & In-Kind Contributions


Seddon Community Bank® Branch, Bendigo Bank - 

Community Pitch 2019

We are delighted with the support we received from our local traders at this year's pitch, which comes as we prepare to embark on the final stretch before launching. Thank you all for your generous and, for many, ongoing support:

Seddon Community Bank BranchSeddon Vet Hospital; Sun TheatreSignarama Footscray; The Village Store; Rotary Club of Yarraville; Post Industrial Design; POD CafeAustralian Website Services; Happy Receptions; Joynin Consulting; Terrain Tamer 4WD Parts; and East Ivanhoe Community Bank Branch, Bendigo Bank. And thank you once again, IWCE, for bringing together the local businesses and groups who, as was said on the night, "make up the fabric of our community".


West Welcome Wagon - 2019 collaboration

The amazing team at West Welcome Wagon provide an outstanding service distributing household goods and material aid to asylum seekers in our community. Seeing the potential to complement and support what we  were doing, they offered us opportunities to acquire infrequently-used items that were not relevant or surplus to their needs. As a non-profit community-driven initiative in the West, their experience and advice are particularly valuable to an initiative such as ours. We are especially grateful for the temporary storage they offered us during the pre-launch phase of our emergence as we were negotiating other longer-standing arrangements.


Seddon Community Bank® Branch, Bendigo Bank - Community Pitch 2018

Thanks to the following local traders and businesses for your kind donations providing the seed money to begin setting up structures and systems to underpin the Sharing Shed concept. We value your faith in our project at the earliest stages of coming into being:
Seddon Community Bank Branch; Collins & Co; Sun TheatreYarraville ClubSignarama FootscraySeddon Vet Hospital; Adecco; Casa di Tutti; Country Women's Association Footscray; McGrath Estate Agents; Jas Stephens Real Estate; Vault Cafe Bar Restaurant; Western Health Collective, Wal Wiersma; Kevin Harrington, Terry Barnes and Anne McDonald

Inner West Community Enterprises (IWCE)

Andy, Suzanne and the team at IWCE have backed the establishment of the Sharing Shed and our partner, the Melbourne Repair Cafe (Inner West), since 2016. In addition to organising the annual Seddon Community Bank Branch, Bendigo Bank Community Pitch, for which we've been repeat presenters, IWCE has provided in-kind support by hosting us at the Dream Factory and collaborating with us in a number of workshops and events. IWCE are a model of not only what a community bank can do, but the role it can play in connecting and providing opportunities for local traders, community organisations and individuals to support each other. 

Maribyrnong City Council - “Growing Our Community Leadership” Grant

Thanks to Maribyrnong City Council for the community grant that went towards the research, writing and community consultation underpinning our scoping paper: M Fisher & E Pereyra (Transition Town Maribyrnong), The Sharing Shed: A backgrounder and blueprint for a Maribyrnong Shed, March 2018. We hope to have your continued support in bringing the Sharing Shed to Melbourne's Inner West, including to Maribyrnong residents.


Seddon Community Bank® Branch, Bendigo Bank - 

Community Pitch 2016

Thanks to the following local traders and businesses for donating funds during the inaugural year of the operation of the Melbourne Repair Cafe (Inner West). Your funding has helped pay for a range of things including website and online subscriptions, a set of "house tools", parts and supplies. 
Seddon Community Bank BranchYarraville Club; Dog Diversity; Trade Creative Media; Collins & CoVault Cafe Bar Restaurant; DOF Painters & Decorators Pty Ltd; Alfa Bakehouse Seddon; The Village Store - YarravilleCasa di TuttiSeddon Vet Hospital
; Pekish; and Sarah Franklyn.

And thanks, IWCE, for the opportunity to connect with the Yarraville Community Centre, who became the host venue for our monthly repair sessions.

Thank you for your financial and other support - every bit of it counts!

Creative Talent

Contributors to our branding and audiovisual content. Thank you for your gifted services!


Ivy Irada-Menelaou

Founder & Creative Director, VeuxDesign

Designer of our warm and inclusive logo and branding. The logo can easily be adapted to new localities where communities want to set up a shed in their area.


Andre Conate

Founder, Abante Group

Director and filmmaker of our introductory video, which captures the spirit of our message about how shared access to things enables us to live well.


Alexander Shustov

Photographer on Unsplash

Contributor to Unsplash, Alexander's photograph continues to inspire us, reminding us that what may be old or well-worn can still be useful and beautiful.


Michelle Fisher

Impassioned community activator & perpetual student

Amateur website builder, enabled by the user-friendly services of the Wix platform and an insatiable curiousity to learn new stuff.

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