The Federal Government has reduced restrictions on charities accessing the JobKeeper payment. Under the initial arrangements, NFPs with a turnover of less than $1 billion needed to have recorded a decline in revenue of at least 30 per cent. Charities with a turnover above that figure were only able to claim the payment if their revenue had halved. The new…

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A Churchill Fellowship offers Australian citizens a life-changing opportunity to travel overseas for four to eight weeks to learn more about a topic or issue that they are passionate about. As an internationally recognised award, recipients gain access to expertise from around the world. It is a competitive process, with more than 100 Churchill Fellowships awarded around Australia every year. …

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ATOs Support for NFPs

Jennifer Motisanti has released an update on how the ATO will be supporting NFPs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The update mentions the following measures that have been enacted: Cash flow assistance for employers Tax-free treatment of stimulus payments Increasing the instant asset write-off, making more businesses eligible Backing business investment by accelerating depreciation deductions Useful links and resources are also…

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SA Volunteer Awards

The South Australia Volunteer Awards recognise the invaluable work that volunteers, volunteer managers, community organisations and businesses contribute to the South Australian community. Nominations can be made in the following categories: The Joy Noble Medal. South Australia’s highest distinction for an individual volunteer and is open to all individual volunteers across the State. The Premier’s Award for Corporate Social Responsibility.…

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The Australian Scholarships Foundation is offering two scholarship programs for the McKinsey Academy’s Young Leaders Forum and Executive Leadership Program. The Young Leaders Forum gives participants the necessary skills, thinking and insights to become a better leader in a world of rapid disruptive change, by maintaining a radical focus on what is within their control. The Executive Leadership Program is…

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While donations have been an essential part of relief efforts for the Australian bushfires, many of us also want to physically help. The ABC has recommended some key strategies for how to get started: Choose an area: Animals, People or Environment? Choose the right charity… some viable options include: NSW Rural Fire Service Victorian Country Fire Authority South Australian Country…

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As the federal and state governments take action to tackle the Australian bushfire crisis, the nation’s charities are doing their bit to help. The bushfires, while devastating, have showcased Australians’ generous spirit with millions of dollars being donated. ProBono has provided an overview of what some of Australia’s charities are doing to help:   Australian Red Cross The Red Cross…

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The CMHA is holding its third National NDIS and Mental Health Conference in Adelaide in 2020. The theme for the conference is ‘A national conversation about what comes next’ following the near completion of the NDIS rollout. Conference topics include innovation, interface, human rights and social equity and lived experience workforce and leadership. The host for the conference is The…

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has warned of scams amid the recent fundraising appeals for the Australian bushfires. According to the ACCC, people should protect themselves using the following information: Scammers are pretending to be legitimate well-known charities, creating their own charity names, and impersonating people negatively impacted by the bushfires. Scammers are cold-calling, direct messaging and creating…

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Google Ad Grants

Google Ads are offering $10,000 USD of in-kind advertising every month to successful applicants with a valid charity status. For more information regarding this opportunity, including the application criteria and process, click here.

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