SANDBAG Sandgate & Bracken Ridge Action Group Inc is a not for profit community organisation, committed to working in the 4017 postcode area and surrounds.
SANDBAG thinks local first in responding to a diverse range of community needs. This is reflected in the array of social, cultural, economic and environmental programs, projects and activities we initiate, maintain and support others to undertake We operate from two locations.
Sandgate Community Centre and Bracken Ridge. Community Development - engaging with individuals & groups in responding to local needs & issues. Currently this includes Sandgate Community Centre Drop in Program;
Community Gardens Network, Research & Planning, supporting local groups,
Unplugged Cafe Adult & Community Education & Training - courses, groups, one of events. Currently this work includes: Sandgate Employment Pathways - supporting people in removing barriers that prevent their return to paid work or further education & training; other social & recreational events including: Tai Chi, Sandgate Writers Group Domestic Violence Early Intervention & Prevention & Family & Individual Counselling Program - free counselling, peer support, self help Community Access Program - supporting people with disabilities & family, friends who provide support - new friendships, support to connect with community activities. Sandgate Enterprises for Economic Development Program - local employment through supporting a business based on contracts with government, private businesses and not for profit organisations to provide high quality parks and property maintenance services.
The Sandgate Community Centre is owned and operated by SANDBAG. Several spaces are available for hire by local groups and for public meetings and events. The facility is not available for private functions. Where SANDBAG's own programs & services are not appropriate then information and supportive referral is made to another services, programs or agencies. Sandbag Bracken Ridge: Bracken Ridge Neighbourhood Hub, 77 Bracken Street, Bracken Ridge Ph: 3269 0277 Fax 3269 0250