The office is responsible for administering the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991, which outlines how a charity can legally undertake fundraising activities.
The objects of the Act are:
- to promote proper and efficient management and administration of fundraising appeals for charitable purposes
- to ensure proper keeping and auditing of accounts in connection with such appeals, and
- to prevent deception of members of the public who desire to support worthy causes.
Many organisations conduct fundraising appeals in order to finance their charitable activities. If your organisation intends to fundraise for its charitable purposes it must hold an authority to fundraise.
The charitable fundraising pages provide important information about the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991, how to apply for a fundraising authority, fundraising in other states and territories and income tax provisions.
These pages also provide a link to the charities database, which enables you to search for authorised charitable organisations in NSW, and charitable fundraising application forms and guidelines.
Search the register of authorised fundraising bodies in NSW
You can search a register of authorised organisations that have been issued with a licence to fundraise in NSW at http:// www.license.nsw.gov.au
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