Not-for-Profit Fundraising Accounts
FRRR offers Not-for-Profit Fundraising Accounts as a way to make FRRR’s unique tax status available to community organisations, to effectively and efficiently address the disadvantage rural, regional and remote communities face in accessing philanthropic funding.
FRRR’s Not-for-Profit Fundraising Accounts enable partnering community organisations to fundraise tax effectively and access philanthropic support for FRRR to fund agreed specified projects in line with FRRR’s charitable purposes – in the areas of Arts and Culture, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health and Wellbeing, as well as Social Inclusion and Social Welfare.
Accounts can be used to fundraise for a wide variety of undertakings, including but not limited to the operation of programs, provision of infrastructure, and for charitable organisations, to build the capacity of the organisation as a whole, through activities such as: purchase of buildings; supporting organisational planning, evaluation, communications or fundraising capacity; upgrading IT equipment; professional development of staff / volunteer skills & capability – almost everything not-for-profits need support to do!
Accounts can also be used to work on region-wide issues requiring a longer-term, more flexible response via collective impact projects, community planning processes and engagement, outreach and education activities.
This Account opens up access to philanthropic funders as well as other donors who may be enticed by a tax-deductible receipt for their gift of $2 or more.
The below diagram provides an overview of the process to set up an FRRR Fundraising Account. Your first step is to contact FRRR’s Philanthropic Services Manager to have a chat about your organisation and whether you might be eligible.
Not-for-profit community organisations, Local Governments and sub-committees of Local Governments and similar entities may apply to FRRR to partner through a Not-for-Profit Fundraising Account. For Local Governments, the project or activity must be clearly above and beyond the usual operational responsibilities of the entity, and the project must be in line with FRRR’s charitable purposes of promoting rural and regional renewal, regeneration and development.
FRRR accepts applications at any time of the year, and these are generally put to the FRRR Board for consideration quarterly.
Please contact FRRR Philanthropic Services via firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description about your organisation and the activities and beneficiaries you would like to support through this Account, and we will send you a Not-for-Profit Fundraising Account Information and Application Kit. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call the office on 03 5430 2399.
Read these case studies to see how FRRR’s Not-for-Profit Fundraising Accounts have helped enable change in rural and regional communities.
FCA scales up to help Australian agriculture industry
Lockyer Valley recovery project takes flight
Smoky Bay Jetty refurbished with fundraising help
Rex Theatre Refurbishment: Charlton