Help us build our local capacity as a corporate partner
A corporate partnership is a unique opportunity for your organisation to make a positive impact on the lives of others. A corporate partnership with direct financial injection to our Mortgage Fund or Growth Development Fund will enable us to meet essential operational costs, while contributing to the good health of two of the most vulnerable groups globally: children with disabilities and the elderly.
With your support, we can secure our future
- $5,000: helps our technical progress group undertake continuous improvement focused research and development in wheelchair innovation
- $10,000: funds the future succession planning initiatives to ensure our volunteer management team can expand
- $25,000: become our welling partner and improve quality of life and mental health of our elderly volunteers
- $50,000: supports the ongoing capacity, fit-out and tenancy of our Australian facility and global headquarters
- $100,000: supports our research and development to ensure our wheelchairs address the varying needs of children living with disability, including multiple sclerosis
- $200,000: become our annual building partner and support the payback of our Australia manufacturing facility
Why support our Growth Development Fund?
We’ve developed a plan to ensure we can continue transforming the lives of children previously confined to a life at ground level—and it requires not only wheelchairs, but our factory facilities, high quality equipment, research and development and human resources.
Launched in 2020, our Growth Development Fund will ensure Wheelchairs For Kids can continue well into the future, raising capital for essential operational costs. In particular, the Fund will enable:
Our new building
We’ve been generously loaned $2M to purchase a building with a 10 year payback, but we can’t do this without your support. Fitted out with top of the range manufacturing equipment, our new building has increased our capacity to develop and manufacture wheelchairs to the highest international standards. Paying off our mortgage will ensure that monies do not have to be diverted from wheelchair production.
Research and development
There is much work to be done to ensure children with varying needs are supported, including those with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and birth defects. To address this, we plan to continue to conduct comprehensive research, development and field testing with leading engineers, physio and occupational therapists.
Our volunteer workforce
Led by a passionate team of predominantly retiree volunteers, we run our operations on a shoe-string budget. But as our organisation grows, this isn’t sustainable. So we are seeking funding to secure our financial future and enact a succession plan for our ageing management and operational team, who all currently act in a volunteer capacity.