Thanks for your interest in making a tax deductible donation to a Neighbourhood House/Centre. The following information outlines how to make a donation to your local Neighbourhood House or Centre.
What is the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR?
The Australian Treasury granted special listing in tax legislation to ANHCA to establish and operate a Public Fund to coordinate the national fundraising activities of Neighbourhood Houses/Centres. ANHCA is legally able to direct funds to other entities to support the activity and work of Neighbourhood Houses/Centres throughout Australia, as outlined in our statement of purposes.
The listing of the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association Inc (ANHCA) as Item 1 DGR in Division 30, section 30-45 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 ensures donations of $2* or more to the ANHCA Public Fund are tax deductible. (*Due to the limited resources of ANHCA we are unable to accept donations of less than $20).
How can I donate to a Neighbourhood House/Centre?
To make a donation to a Neighbourhood House/Centre you can:
- Speak to your local Neighbourhood House/Centre directly or
- Download the Donation Form which details on how to make a donation by direct payment or cheque. Donations must be made to the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR in order for you to receive a tax receipt.
Can we specify which Neighbourhood House/Centre the gift will benefit?
You are able to indicate the Neighbourhood House or Centre you would like your donation to go to. To date, all donations made have been directed to the organisation nominated by the donor. Your donation must be made unconditionally to the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR in order to be tax deductible, and the distribution of funds received is legally the decision of the ANHCA Public Fund Committee.
Does the ANHCA Public Fund take a commission on donations?
Yes. ANHCA takes a 5% commission from all donations in order to support the continued administration of the Public Fund.
Who oversees how funds are used?
The ANHCA Public Fund for DGR operates under the rules determined by the Australian Taxation Office, which requires the majority of committee members to meet their definition of ‘Responsible Persons’.
As not for profit entities, each organisation must report annually on their financial position to the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission(ACNC), their state regulatory body and their members.