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The BCA needs your help...

 BCA

Why the suburb needs financial contributions...

 

The BCA is a Nonprofit Organisation - a group of volunteers helping make Blairgowrie the best it can be and it takes money to get a lot of things done.

 

With the help of involved residents, the financial contributions we receive enable the BCA to carry on transforming Blairgowrie into a great place to live and improving our property values.

For example:

  • The Beautification and Delta Park portfolios undertake private projects to keep the suburb clean, tidy and welcoming. They also liaise with City Parks endeavouring to make sure they mow the parks and that Delta Park is cleared and free from invasive plants.
  • The water, electricity, roads and Pikitup portfolios are in constant contact with the relevant City Service departments. Having close relationships with these city counterparts, they escalate and report problems that arise.
  • We pay for marketing, admin, bookkeeping, audit reviews etc.
  • We contribute towards Shirley Tebbutt’s efforts in Delta Park helping her to employ a few workers.

 

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Contributions

We would like residents and businesses to contribute what they are able to. There is no set amount as we understand that all residents have different circumstances.

A suggested contribution is just R75 per household per month and R50 for pensioners.

 

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Business contributions

Businesses or businesses from home are asked to contribute R100 per month to support the BCA

 

In return for your continued contribution to our suburb, we offer businesses the following:

  • 1 classified ad per month for 11 months (no publication in January.)
  • 1 punt by yourself on the BCA Facebook page per month

Note: Businesses will need to have paid a minimum of 4 months to be eligible. Thereafter to continue advertising, payment would need to be made on a monthly basis.

 

Businesses paying annually, R1200 will receive the following:

  • 1 classified ad per month for 11 months (no publication in January. Logo and 150 words due by the 26th of every month, sent to classifieds@myblairgowrie.co.za).
  • 3 x punts by yourself on the BCA Facebook page per month.
  • 2 x direct mailshots to our email database per year – you supply the flyer(s) and we send it when you want it to go out.

Note: for an additional R1200 per year, your business can place an advert on the BCA website for 1 year, linked to your website

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‘CONTRIBUTIONS’ FAQ:

Why do we have to ask for funding when technically the government/ our taxes are supposed to cover these costs?

Well, we all know that doesn’t happen and we need some funds to operate and accomplish things that we feel need to be done to improve the suburb.

What about financial transparency?

The BCA is submitted to voluntary auditing at each Financial Year End. Any spending has to be discussed amongst the Committee and Directors. Any refund claims submitted to the BCA (generally by the Committee members) have to be signed off by the Chairperson and the Treasurer). If you have any questions relating to the finances of the BCA, please contact us.

What is the breakdown of costs?

The BCA spend is split mostly between administration and projects.

Projects include:
Spruit initiative; Landscaping, gardening and maintenance; Community Beautification; Labour; Materials (refuse bags, paintbrushes, paint); once-off Rubbish Removals.

Administration includes:
Secretariat; Accounting; Communications & Web hosting; Telephony; Printing.

We strive to avoid spending money on things that the City is responsible for e.g. mowing our parks or collecting refuse from homes on a weekly basis. Sometimes though, we step in where we have failed to get the City to assist e.g. a once-off clean-up operation.