The Friends of St Brigid’s is a community organisation formed in 2006 after the closure of the Church and hall, to ensure the buildings were not sold into private ownership and continued to serve the community they were built for. The organisation developed a proposal and business plan for a new future for their rural community building by utilising their unique history and community assets to develop ‘Tobar Na Gael – The well of the Irish’ – St Brigid’s Australian/Irish Cultural, Community and Heritage Centre.
The association is a not for profit association, incorporated in 2006.
FoSB is registered with an ABN and auspiced for DGR status as approved by the ATO.
The FoSB consist of an executive committee and a number of community members who meet regularly in the hall. FOSB has a large volunteer base that assists with the staging of the various fundraising events throughout the year.
The objectives of the Friends of St Brigid’s are to:
- preserve and restore the buildings of St. Brigid’s and surrounds;
- create an accessible community gathering space suitable for meetings and events;
- assist in the preservation and restoration of the unique cultural history of Crossley, Killarney and Koroit;
- provide a forum for the discussion of local community needs.