Philanthropy has a critical and leading role to play in helping us all to understand, respond to and address the challenges of COVID-19 and this rapidly evolving public health situation. Philanthropy Australia is working for and with the sector to address this growing challenge head on. Our offices are currently closed and the organisation is working remotely. The best way to reach us is by email or phone.
We are confronting a rare conjunction of circumstances that pose challenges to what philanthropy does and how we go about it. Philanthropy Australia's CEO, Sarah Davies, has shared 10 approaches or actions philanthropy can take to play a positive, constructive role in helping us all understand, respond to and address the challenges of COVID-19 and our public health situation. Read more here.
We've partnered with the Australian Communities Foundation to provide a free online COVID-19 granting platform for Australia. This online platform will allow charities to register their funding needs and enable philanthropic funders to understand the granting opportunities available to respond to the critical needs of the sector during COVID-19. Access the National Funding Platform here.
The ATO and ACNC are hosting a free webinar for charities and not-for-profits on Monday 30 March, 12pm AEST to provide detail about the Government stimulus measures that affect the sector, as well as issues that are affecting charity operations during this crisis.
You can register for this webinar here.
Legislation has been enacted to provide temporary cash flow support to eligible NFPs during the economic downturn associated with COVID-19.
This will be done through two sets of cash flow boosts delivered from 21 April 2020.
Eligible NFPs will receive tax-free cash flow boosts of between $20,000 and $100,00 delivered through credits in the activity statement systems when they lodge their activity statements.
Your NFP will be eligible if you:
Charities registered with the ACNC are eligible, regardless of whether they held an active ABN, if they met the other eligibility requirements.
You do not need to apply for the cash flow boost. All you must do it lodge your activity statements. The cash flow boost will be automatically credited to your account.
For more detail please refer to this guidance from the ATO.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis the ACNC has granted an extension to the due date of the 2019 Annual Information Statement to 31 August 2020.
To submit a COVID-19 resource, event or article, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.