The charity Footscape works so hard to help people who experience disadvantage. Now they need to find a new headquarters. Can you help?
Since 2013 Footscape has been sourcing and distributing podiatry material aid items to people experiencing homelessness, children experiencing financial disadvantage, asylum seekers, First Nations persons and people experiencing domestic violence.
Over time our charity has grown to support thousands of individuals experiencing disadvantage each year. This has been achieved through sharing essential items such as footwear, socks, foot care kits and orthotic devices that promote foot health.
However, after four wonderful years at the Rosanna Hall, it is time for Footscape to move to a new home.
Can you help us find one?
Our Rosanna headquarters has enabled us to provide the essential services we do. However, we have been advised by our landlords that the property is now on the market and that we should prepare to vacate during 2023. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank St Andrew’s for supporting our small yet mighty charity with affordable rent for the past four years. We are eternally grateful.
We have been searching for a new location in Melbourne’s northern suburbs and surrounding council areas. However, commercial properties are in high demand with high rents. The rising cost of living has had a huge impact on everyone, and Footscape is not exempt.
We are calling on our wonderful community of supporters to please help spread the word in the hope we can find a new home at a charitable rate. Our new home can be cosy, as small as 150sqm, including suitable office space. We will have a duty to care for our small team and incredible volunteers, to ensure that the warehouse is safe and comfortable.
We hope there is a person – or a group of people – in the community who can give us a new home, or point us in the direction of someone who can. Our preference is the northern suburbs of Melbourne as this is where our committed volunteer base is. However, Footscape remains open to exploring all available opportunities. If you’re able to help, please get in touch. We are also open to opportunities to co-locate with like-minded social welfare, community or environmental organisations.
Able to help? If you can offer any help or have some ideas, contact Footscape.