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Queensland (Aus) – Funding

Office of Fair Trading (OFT) administers the Collections Act 1966, which controls how charities and community purpose organisations conduct appeals for public support or fundraising in Queensland. Any organisation that wants to publicly fundraise for a charitable or community purpose is governed by this Act. The Activities regulated by OFT under the Collections Act 1966 include:

  • fundraising appeals
  • door-to-door appeals and street collections, and
  • commercial appeals on behalf of charities by entrepreneurs.

What permits or approvals are required?

Under the Collections Act 1966, you may require one or more of the following permits or approvals.

Obtaining a sanction for authority to fundraise

Organisations that wish to fundraise or conduct an appeal for a community purpose may be required to apply for a sanction. Form 5 – Application for Sanction needs to be completed by the applicant and approved by OFT. If approved, OFT will issue the applicant with Form 6 – Certificate of Sanction.

http://www.ato.gov.au/nonprofit/content.asp?doc=/content/56555.htm&page=5&H5

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