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How you can contribute to the renewal of Rural & Regional Australia
FRRR’s grants and activities are for the public benefit. Donors can contribute to the public fund and to one of FRRR’s programs. All amounts over $2.00 to the FRRR Public Fund are tax deductible, supporting the social, cultural, environmental and economic renewal of rural and regional Australia.
UPDATE 25 FEBRUARY 2013: Donations can be made to support
1. bushfire recovery for communities impacted in Tasmania, NSW, Victoria and the Queensland Gulf Region.
2. flood recovery for communities impacted in Queensland and NSW.
Your donation can make a real difference!
FRRR works closely with donors and partners to ensure their wishes to benefit rural and regional Australia are met. If you would like to donate to the renewal of rural & regional Australia please contact us or donate online, via EFT or cheque.
To donate online go to our Online Donations page.
People, businesses, corporations, philanthropic organisations wishing to donate can enter their contact details, the amount they wish to donate, and select your target project or program.
For donations to communities impacted by the current floods and bushfires in Tasmanian, Victoria, NSW and Queenland, there are several options.
- For Tasmanian communities affected by bushfires, to be used in a fire recovery grant program, 'Donation to FRRR for:' and select 'Tasmanian Bushfire Recovery Program' in the drop down menu.
- For Queensland communities affected by floods and bushfires, to be used in a flood and fire recovery grant program, 'Donation to FRRR for:' and select 'Queensland Natural Disaster Recovery' in the drop down menu.
- For Victorian communities affected by bushfires, to be used in a fire recovery grant program, 'Donation to FRRR for:' and select 'Victorian Bushfire Recovery Program' in the drop down menu.
- For NSW communities affected by bushfires and floods, to be used in a fire and flood recovery grant program, 'Donation to FRRR for:' and select 'NSW Bushfire & Flood Recovery Program' in the drop down menu.
- FRRR is hosting a donation account for Rotary International District 9800 and are accepting donations for their 'Rotary International District 9800 Australian Bushfire Recovery Fund 2013'. To donate select 'RI District 9800 Australian Bushfire Recovery Fund' from the drop down menu under 'FRRR hosted donation accounts (for community groups)'.
- FRRR is hosting the Mayor's Red Earth South Burnett Flood Appeal to provide short-medium term financial assistance to South Burnett families and businesses affected by the heavy rains associated with ex-tropical cyclone Oswald. The purpose of these funds would be to repair/replace infrastructure that was damaged by this fast rising and fast moving body of water. This Fund has strong support from the South Burnett Regional Council. To donate select 'Mayor's Red Earth South Burnett Flood Appeal ' from the drop down menu under 'FRRR hosted donation accounts (for community groups)'.
- FRRR is hosting a donation account for BlazeAid and are accepting donations for their 'Natural Disaster Recovery Fund'. To donate select 'BlazeAid' from the drop down menu under 'FRRR hosted donation accounts (for community groups)'.
- General natural disaster recovery, allowing FRRR to direct the funds to communities in need of support in their recovery journey - 'Donation to FRRR for:' and select 'Natural Disaster Recovery' in the drop down menu.
Cheque or EFT
To donate via EFT or via a cheque, please complete the donation form. All amounts over $2.00 to the FRRR Public Fund are tax deductible.
If you would like details on leaving a bequest to FRRR, please contact us or via email or write to:
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
PO Box 41
Bendigo VIC 3552
Leaving a gift in your Will
By including a gift to FRRR in your Will you can help us accelerate our goals and leave a legacy for your community.
Making your Will is perhaps one of the most important things you do in your lifetime. It gives you the opportunity to safeguard the future of those you care about – your community, your family, friends and the organisations with whom you are involved.
What is a bequest?
A bequest is simply a gift noted in your Will. It can be a gift of cash, property, shares or other investments. You nominate a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or the residue remaining after your other wishes are met. There are a number of different ways in which you can leave a bequest to FRRR. For example:
- A pecuniary bequest is a fixed amount specified in your Will.
- Gifts of shares or property are exempt from capital gains tax.
- A residuary bequest is the remaining value of your estate when all other bequests to family and friends have been made and your liabilities have been paid.
- A reversionary bequest allows a surviving partner to benefit from your estate during his or her lifetime and then for the balance of the estate to be paid to the FRRR on their death.
What areas can I give to?
If you would like to direct your gift to a specific area or project please contact us to discuss the most appropriate areas requiring funding.
How do I make a bequest?
Your bequest must be properly detailed in your Will. A Will is a legal document that allows you to say how you want your assets distributed after your death, including gifts to your favourite charities. By making a Will you will also be helping your family and the people you care for. Your wishes will be clear and nothing will be left to chance.
Do I need legal advice?
If you haven’t written your Will yet or if you would like to update your Will it is important to seek proper professional advice from a Wills & Probate solicitor.
If you do not already have a legal advisor, you can contact FRRR for details or your local Law Society, who can provide a list of solicitors in your area.
Your pledge to FRRR
We would love to hear from you if you decide to leave a gift in your Will to FRRR. We can then say thank you and tell you more about the work we do and what your bequest may potentially support.
The following wording may be helpful as you consider how best to include a gift to FRRR. Your solicitor or trustee company can help you with this.
I give and bequeath to The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, for its general purpose, (please include your bequest option here), and I declare that the receipt of its treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees.