Cubbies offers a safe “backyard” for the children of inner city Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy; a safe place to play, enjoy friendships and develop. It is a mixture of child focused play and activity programs supported by the City of Yarra and generous community donors and benefactors under the direction of staff engaged through Save the Children Australia.
The Fitzroy Adventure Playground (Cubbies) opened its gates in 1974, providing children living in the local area with a ‘backyard’ space in which they can play freely and creatively to pursue personal development and growth. During operating hours the playground is staffed by dedicated and skilled youth workers, who are engaged to support child directed play that is both fun and safe.
Fitzroy Adventure Playground Inc is the registered association that owns and operates Cubbies. The Association is incorporated through Consumer Affairs Victoria – registration number A0017349P. It is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.
The Association has a Crown Land lease over the site on which Cubbies operates in Fitzroy.
Cubbies as it is locally known, is run by a volunteer Committee of Management in partnership with Save the Children Australia. The Committee is responsible to funding agencies for funds received and the governance of the organisation.
The Association holds Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) ABN 30 673 093 878.
The Rules of Association are available on request. The Association offers membership with members voting at the Annual General Meeting to elect the Committee. The Committee strives for the highest level of corporate governance so that funders can be assured that funds are going to programs. The Association has no paid staff; meaning that the volunteer committee work directly with donors and supporters.