Funds raised go towards a suite of holistic child protection services including education and training and specialist counselling and support for children and their families affected by child sexual assault. Bravehearts disseminates the funds as needed to achieve our strategic goals. This way, you know that your hard work is helping those who need it most.
There are two types of official Bravehearts’ receipts that can be issued:
This is issued when a donor gets something in return for their giving. In other words, a tax deduction isn’t available (and only a non-tax deductable receipt can be issued) if you, for example, receive goods or services at a charity auction or you obtain entry to an event.
This is issued when a donor receives nothing in return (in other words, for a pure monetary donation). If requested, Bravehearts can provide you with a tax-deductable receipt book for your event or activity.
Understanding your responsibilities, including fundraising laws in your State or Territory, is very important. Depending on what activity you decide to hold, you may need to check with local authorities to make sure you comply with local regulations. To collect money on private property, you will need the owner or landlord’s permission. To solicit donations on the street, you may require a license from your local authority or council. To solicit donations at a local fete or organised community event you may also need to gain permission from the event organiser. It is the responsibility of the Community Fundraiser to ensure adequate public liability insurance cover is held in relation to your fundraising activity. Public liability insurance may be provided by Bravehearts but only in exceptional circumstances. For fundraising legislations in your state, please read local government requirements here.
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As the Community Fundraiser, you are responsible for all financial aspects of your activity or event, including record keeping, management of funds and for depositing funds into the nominated Bravehearts bank account within 14 days of the fundraising event.
Please note that Bravehearts is not responsible for any expenses that the Community Fundraiser may incur or any losses that may occur from an event. As the Community Fundraiser, it is your responsibility to keep a record of the expenses that have been incurred and deduct the expenses from the funds raised, provided it is appropriately documented.
You may be approached during your event by members of the public who have been affected by child sexual assault in some way or by a survivor of child sexual assault. In addition, you may be asked detailed and/or confronting questions about our cause. Please follow the following guidelines for handling such situations:
If someone discloses to you during your event, it is important that you acknowledge the survivor for trusting you with the disclosure and let them know that Bravehearts is able to support them (or their child) in the disclosure. This assault may have occurred a long time ago and they might not have told many people – if anyone. Please do not provide personal opinions or views as these could be misleading to the survivor and may be in contrast to Bravehearts’ official position. Please review the following guidelines:
There are many ways that you can assist Bravehearts. Please visit our website at the following to see more ideas.
Send a message to email@example.com and one of our team members will get back to you shortly.
You can download a Fundraising Toolkit that will provide you with step-by-step guide to fundraising, tools for you to download and plenty of useful advice.
You can download posters, flyers, video, social media artwork and logos in Spread the Word section of the website.
Preventing child sexual assault is the BIGGEST CHILD PROTECTION CHALLENGE we are facing in Australia today.
By accepting the challenge you are joining Bravehearts in their efforts to make Australia the safest place to raise a child.
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