Raise Funds for Your Group!

Did you know you can fundraise for your Landcare group and offer your supporters a tax deductible receipt through Landcare Australia?

Landcare Australia understands the importance of fundraising for your group, network or state and territory peak body. To assist with your fundraising, Landcare Australia has developed a DGR Policy to support your fundraising endeavours. The policy outlines how your supporters can claim a tax deduction for a one-off donation, how to run your own fundraising campaign, and details on receiving assistance in running your fundraising campaign.

The Landcare Australia fundraising team is here to help!

If you have any questions, comments or feedback regarding your fundraising campaign, please contact Rob Novotny, Head of Fundraising on (02) 9412 1040 or rob.novotny@landcareaustralia.com.au

Frequently Asked Questions

Why has Landcare Australia released a DGR policy?

It is crucial that Landcare Australia’s DGR status is protected, and its use is compliant within the guidelines set by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Many Landcare groups, networks, and state and territory peak bodies do not have their own DGR status. This policy sets out the terms under which Landcare Australia’s DGR status can be used to assist the Landcare movement.

What are the benefits of using Landcare Australia’s DGR policy?

Your supporters and donors will be able to receive a tax deduction for their donation.

Does Landcare Australia have the right to stop funding my group?

Yes, Landcare Australia has the right to cease funding and to remove the permit of any group, network or peak body to fundraise through or for Landcare Australia if there is evidence that the activity has a detrimental impact on Landcare Australia’s reputation or DGR compliance framework.

Is there an administration fee for one-off donations?

Yes, each donation made by an individual or company will incur a 2.5% administration fee. Landcare Australia may, in its absolute discretion, waive or reduce the administrative fee in appropriate circumstances, e.g. where donations are small or infrequent.

Who makes the final decision on how funds are distributed?

All decisions as to the application of donations received from donors will be made by Landcare Australia. Donated funds will be applied in a manner which supports Landcare Australia in achieving its objectives. It is open to a donor to express a wish as to how it would like the donations to be applied. However, Landcare Australia will not be bound to act in accordance with that wish.

Can you use Landcare Australia’s DGR status to run your own fundraising campaign?

Yes, however all Landcare groups, network or peak bodies must enter into an agreement with Landcare Australia, with all requests submitted in writing 15 business days prior to the commencement of the proposed activity. All campaigns and campaign materials will be reviewed by Landcare Australia to ensure they are consistent with Landcare Australia’s purposes and that marketing messages are appropriate. Groups, networks and peak bodies will require a certificate of fundraising issued by Landcare Australia to show public supporters that their fundraising activity is legitimate.

Can Landcare Australia support the development of our fundraising campaign?

Yes, all requests for fundraising services must be submitted in writing 60 business days prior to the proposed commencement of the activity.

What if I have further questions about the DGR policy?

If you have any questions, comments or feedback regarding your fundraising campaign, please contact Rob Novotny, Head of Fundraising on (02) 9412 1040 or rob.novotny@landcareaustralia.com.au

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