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Apply to receive tax deductible donations 

Donations are a great way for local businesses, community members and foundations to support the work of Community and Neighbourhood Houses and Centres. Donations can be used for a range of activities and opportunities including food relief, building an indigenous garden, equipment replacement, establishing a community play space, community festivals and events.


There are many ways to develop a fundraising campaign, so it is important to consider the organisations needs and circumstances to develop a plan.  How to run a successful fundraising campaign 

For your Community or Neighbourhood House/Centre to be eligible to receive tax deductible donations of $20 or more from individuals and businesses, follow these steps: 

  1. Fill out ANHCA online  application form

  2. Fill out the attached Donation agreement here. You will need to have two signatures on the last page of this agreement. 

  3. Upload this agreement with your constitution, your latest financial statements and your committee/board membership with your online form.  

  4. Alternatively, you can send all the documentation directly to  


Your application will then go to the DGR committee for approval. We will thereafter get in contact with you to confirm your Community or Neighbourhood House/Centre’s eligibility to receive tax deductible donations. 

Once approved, if you have donors interested in supporting your Community and Neighbourhood House and Centre, ask them to fill out the ANHCA donation form online. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the process for receiving tax deductible donations from individuals or businesses? 

  1. Apply and be accepted by the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR to receive donations following the steps above.

  2. Let your supporters, local businesses and community members know your Neighbourhood House/Centre can receive tax deductible donations. Some of the ways you can promote your ability to receive tax deductible donations could be through your website, at special events, or launch a campaign to fund a specific event or purpose. Do not forget this needs to be in keeping with ANHCA’s purposes to qualify. 

  3. Donors are required to fill out the online ANHCA Donation Form when they make a donation. This form is then sent to ANHCA via email ( For more information see our Info for Donors page

  4. Donations are to be paid directly into the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR account. 

  5. ANHCA will issue a tax deductible receipt to the donor for donations over $100. Information on all donations, including the project or organisation the donor has identified as their preferred recipient, presented to the DGR Committee to approve disbursement. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has determined a DGR grant-making body cannot provide assurances to a donor that it will comply with their request. If such an assurance is made, the donation would not qualify as a tax deductible gift. The ANHCA Public Fund Committee therefore retains full discretion on how it will distribute funds, and it is a legal requirement donors be informed of this. To date, all donations have been disbursed to the Neighbourhood House or Centre nominated by the donor. 

Are Neighbourhood Houses/Centres that receive donations from individuals and businesses using the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR expected to provide reports to ANHCA? 

We love to get photos and updates on how you are using donations, so please send them in. Neighbourhood Houses/Centres that receive donations of more than $1000 are encouraged to send a small report to donors and share this with us.

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