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Our philanthropic services lend a helping hand

FRRR is in a unique position in the giving landscape – supporting the fundraising efforts of rural communities, while also working with donors to effectively grant out their funds to the regions and issues that they most want to support.

We have a special status in legislation that allows us to leverage our Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status for partnering organisations who deliver benefits to rural, regional and remote communities, and due to activity, scale or capacity challenges, are unable to access DGR status in their own right.

Through FRRR Fundraising Accounts, not-for-profit groups can partner with FRRR to fundraise for activities agreed to by FRRR and the partnering not-for-profit group. FRRR can receive the funds, provide a tax deductible receipt to donors and grant out those funds to the partnering not-for-profit organisation for the agreed charitable purposes. This is a distinct advantage for many rural and regional community groups, as many funders can only give to other DGR1 or Income Tax Exempt organisations. For donors, it means they can reach community groups and foundations they could not normally support. So it's a win-win solution.

Anyone can donate to these FRRR Fundraising Accounts, including individuals and Private Ancillary Funds, Public Ancillary Funds, Trusts, Foundations and businesses, and receive a tax deduction. This is because FRRR is covered by Subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, and is specifically listed as a recipient for deductible gifts under section 30-105. We are also the only organisation that can fund economic development in rural, regional and remote Australia as a charitable purpose, thanks to our tax status. Learn more about what makes FRRR special here.

We have designed a range of Philanthropic Services to harness our unique status. These include:

  • Our flagship grant programs;
  • Not-for-Profit Fundraising Accounts for community groups;
  • Accounts and support for Community Foundations;
  • Giving Sub-Fund Accounts for donors, so they can direct their funds to specific regions or issues;
  • Insights and Consulting;
  • Workplace Giving; and
  • Bequest programs.

To learn about the specific Philanthropic Services that may be of interest to you, visit the page that best describes your organisation:

Each section also includes a number of frequently asked questions and resources.

If you still have any questions after reading those resources, contact our Philanthropic Services Manager on 03 5430 2399 or via info@frrr.org.au.

 

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