ANHCA Public Fund for DGR
MAKING FUNDRAISING MORE EXCITING AND EASIER FOR YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE
Easier because your Neighbourhood House/Centre does not need to have deductible gift recipient (DGR status) in its own right to:
- Accept tax deductible donations ($100 or over) and
- Apply for funds from philanthropic foundations/trusts and corporations requiring DGR status.
Exciting because your Neighbourhood House/Centre is now more likely to access the $1 billion of philanthropic funds available to community organisations each year in Australia.
HERE IS HOW…
Your Neighbourhood House can use the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR (managed by the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA)) as a vehicle to accept tax deductible donations and apply for funds from philanthropic foundations/trusts and corporations requiring DGR status. The listing of ANHCA Inc. in Division 30, section 30-45 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 ensures donates of $2 or more to the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR are tax deductible.
IS MY NEIGBOURHOOD HOUSE ELIGIBLE?
To be eligible, your Neighbourhood House must meet the following criteria:
- Be an organisation (as opposed to an individual)
- Be a financial member of the relevant State Peak Body
- Be a legal entity (ie an incorporated body
- If the organisation is a network or peak body rather than a Neighbourhood House or Centre in its own right, it must apply funds to furthering or supporting the work of Neighbourhood Houses/Centres
- Not have DGR status.
The ANHCA Public Fund for DGR can legally only direct funds to other entities in furtherance of the purposes in ANHCA’s constitution. These are to:
- Contribute to national policy and issues of common interest to the Neighbourhood House and Centre sector in Australia
- Promote and strengthen the national identity of the Neighbourhood House and Centre sector in Australia
- Enhance the quality, skills and knowledge of the Neighbourhood House and Centre sector in Australia
- Support the activity and work of the Neighbourhood House and Centre sector in Australia.
This means that ANHCA can accept funds and direct them for the work carried out by Neighbourhood Houses and Centres, including project-based support and general support.
HOW CAN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE ACCEPT TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS?
Apply to the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR by filling out and submitting this form. It will take you 5 minutes!
Once approved, the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR acts as a vehicle to seek tax deductible donations for your Neighbourhood House from individuals and businesses. Please ask donors to fill out this form to make a tax deductible donation ($100 or over) to your Neighbourhood House.
For further information, read these documents:
HOW CAN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE/CENTRE APPLY FOR FUNDS FROM PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATIONS/TRUSTS AND CORPORATES REQUIRING DGR STATUS?
Download this document which outlines steps to applying for funds from philanthropic foundations/trusts and/or corporates.
Fill out and submit the this form.
For further information, read the:
WHICH NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSES HAVE RECEIVED DONATIONS OR SUCCESSFULLY APPLIED FOR FUNDS FROM PHILANTHROPIC TRUSTS/FOUNDATIONS AND CORPORATES?
A number of Neighbourhood Houses have received tax deductible donations and successfully applied for funds from philanthropic trusts/foundations and corporations requiring DGR status. Community festivals, homework clubs and community restaurants run at Neighbourhood houses have all been funded as a result of the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR. To learn more about the projects that have been funded with the support of the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR, please download this document.
OTHER IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
MOU between ANHCA and your Neighbourhood House.
Brochure to promote the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR
NEED HELP TO GET STARTED? CONTACT THE ANHCA PUBLIC FUND FOR DGR
Maureen McConnell (Please note Maureen works Mondays (9-5pm) and Fridays (9-1pm)).
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0421 791 192
Information sourced from https://www.nhvic.org.au/