1. Fundraising Regulations
Each state and territory has its own fundraising legislation. It is best fundraising practice in Australia and a requirement in many states and territories for any individual or organisation fundraising to have an ‘Authority to Fundraise’ issued by an charitable organisation. Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) complies with this best practice regardless of whether this is a state or territory requirement in the area in which you are planning your fundraiser.
You may be required to apply for an additional permit or permission from the relevant body in your state or territory. This includes games of chance (e.g. raffles) and collections.
If you operate a business and wish to donate a percentage of sales over a period of time to Aspect, you will need to specify this so we can ensure any arrangement satisfies specific legislation or guidelines for working with Aspect as a trader.
Aspect requires that expenses do not exceed 30% of your total fundraising.
To obtain an Aspect Authority to Fundraise, you will need to complete a Fundraising Proposal and Agreement Form. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the forms. Your proposal will be considered and we will inform you in writing whether or not it has been approved.
1.1 Restrictions to fundraising
Aspect will not endorse extreme sports activities such as parachuting, paragliding or bungy jumping, motor vehicle and motor bike racing and activities that involve marine risks unless you are able to provide evidence that you carry adequate public liability insurance to cover yourself and the participants in the proposed activity or event.
1.2 Participation in your event
1.3 Your fundraising activity or event is your responsibility
Aspect sincerely appreciates your interest in our organisation and the work we do. However, any fundraising activities or events you undertake to raise funds for Aspect will be regarded by Aspect as being your sole responsibility.
As your activity or event is your responsibility, it must be undertaken in your name and not in Aspect’s. We are unable to coordinate activities on your behalf. We will endeavour to provide advice and support where we can. However, we are unable to assist you with the detailed execution of your activity including for example the soliciting prizes or promoting your event.