Fundraising FAQs

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EdConnect is a DGR 1 Charity registered with the Australian National Charities Commission (ANCC). That means that we have the highest level of tax deductibility status.

Where required we also hold a charity collection licence that allows us to hold public fundraising activities in the states where we operate. For details in your state select from below.

Western Australia

EdConnect Australia is registered with the Department for Consumer Protection in Western Australia. Our charity registration number is 21274.
For details of charity registration in Western Australia click here

Victoria

EdConnect Australia is currently not required to register in Victoria as our fundraising activity in this state is currently less than $10,000 per annum. With your support we would hope to break this threshold and register.
For details of charity registration in Victoria click here

NSW

As of March 2016, EdConnect Australia is currently in the process of seeking registration to deliver fundraising activities to the public in NSW.
For details of charity registration in NSW click here

Yes. In most circumstances charity registration is not required where an activity takes place in your place of employment targeted at your colleagues. For example, this could include a dress down day, charity bike ride/fun run etc.

The same applies if you are seeking donations from friends and family or hosting for example a morning tea at home.

We welcome all efforts to raise funds on our behalf. Please give us a call to discuss and explore how we may be able to help. Charity registration is not required where an activity takes place in your place of employment targeted at your colleagues.

Yes. Written consent is required where EdConnect Australia’s identity is being used to raise funds. We need to ensure that people and/or companies raising funds using our name are legitimate and adhere to any legislative requirements. Importantly we want to ensure the good reputation that we have developed is not damaged in any way.

In most circumstances charity registration is not required where an activity takes place through your place of employment or you are seeking support from friends, family or colleagues. If in doubt give us a call.

Please give us a call if you are considering hosting an event as we may be able to advise or assist you in your efforts and advise you if there are any registration requirements. In most circumstances we would be able to provide an authority to fundraise.

If you are selling goods commercially and are donating a % back to EdConnect Australia best practice would suggest that you are up front about how much is donated to us. This is good business practice and your customers can purchase from you with confidence and can also set you  apart from your competitors as a good corporate member of the community.

If you are hosting a fundraiser that incurs costs to your company, it is a matter for you whether to donate these costs as part of the fundraising activity, or recoup these.  Should you decide to recoup costs through your fundraiser, again best practice would suggest that you are up front about the $ amount raised and how much is donated. For example, public statements such as “80 cents in every dollar will be donated to EdConnect Australia” ensure your participants are clear about where their money is going.