A voluntary trade service born out of a desire and necessity to provide healthier, warm, dry and comfortable living conditions to the most vulnerable and at risk in our community.
"Necessity is the mother of all invention" - Plato
Tradespeople with big hearts, professional skills and qualifications who “deposit” and volunteer their time, energy and skills to help the most vulnerable and at risk in our community who need house related repairs. The outcomes: healthier, warmer, drier homes, less hospital visits, more days at school, better family environment and better health.
The skilled team at TradeBank visit the homes in need, assessing and qualifying the repair needs and acting as project managers. TradeBank then matches one of its volunteer trades person to the right job.
Tradespeople can contact TradeBank at any time with their availability current or in the future, which will then be matched to a job. Once this happens, the tradie makes contact with the homeowners and carries out their normal procedure for booking the job in (or we can handle all of this for you if you prefer). TradeBank will stay in touch with both parties until the job is complete.
Repair jobs look like: it could be anything in the home that needs repair and is affecting the health of the home and its occupants - big or small repairs; a leaking tap, poor plumbing, roof needs repairing …
Tradebank and it’s growing team of “repairing it forward” tradespeople credit as much time and energy (as they can designate) to get the job done.
If you would like your home assessed, click here for a list of community organisations we work with. You’ll need to make contact with one of these organisations.
Tradebank is a service to community organisations. We help support vulnerable families already connected to community support services. All referrals to Tradebank come from community organisations registered with Tradebank. All referrals are qualified by a home assessment from Tradebank staff.
Are you a community organisation that wants to be involved with Tradebank?