Terms & Conditions
Fundraising for Mission Australia
- I have read Mission Australia’s Fundraising Terms & Conditions (listed below) and I agree to conduct my fundraising event/activity in accordance with these terms and in a manner which upholds the integrity, professionalism and values of Mission Australia.
- I understand that Mission Australia reserves the right to withdraw approval for the fundraiser/event at any time if there is a likelihood that the activity/event fails to adhere to any of Mission Australia’s Terms of Agreement. Mission Australia will notify the Fundraiser of the breach of the terms of the Agreement with Mission Australia and give the Fundraiser the opportunity to remedy the breach within 5 working days.
- I acknowledge that I am in proper physical and mental condition to conduct the fundraising activity/event and voluntarily agree to the risks associated with conducting the activity/event.
- I understand that I cannot make a claim against Mission Australia for any damage, loss or injury arising at or from the fundraising event/activity outlined in this agreement.
Terms & Conditions
These Terms of Agreement provide the basis for a fundraiser/event to be organised by the Community Fundraiser on behalf of Mission Australia. By signing and returning the Fundraising Proposal and Agreement, the Community Fundraiser indicates acceptance these terms and conditions and there after these terms and conditions will form the basis of any dealings between Mission Australia and the Community Fundraiser in relation to the fundraiser/event.
“Community Fundraiser” means the individual or organisation holding the fundraiser/event for the benefit of Mission Australia.
The fundraiser/event shall be conducted in the Community Fundraiser’s name and is the sole responsibility of the Community Fundraiser. Mission Australia is not able to take a coordination role in these activities and its officers cannot assist in soliciting prizes, organising publicity, or providing goods or services to assist the Community Fundraiser in the running of the fundraiser/event.
The event/fundraiser must meet the requirements of relevant State and Territory laws and regulations. The information you give Mission Australia must be available to regulatory authorities on request. Mission Australia does not provide legal advice regarding compliance with these laws and regulations.
Mission Australia’s reputation
Because of the nature of our organisation and the high ethical standards under which we operate, there are some events with which we cannot be associated. We cannot endorse some activities, including:
- extreme sports such as parachuting, paragliding or bungy jumping,
- motor vehicle and motor bike racing and activities that involve marine racing unless the Fundraiser provides evidence of public liability insurance to cover themselves and their participants;
- games of chance that do not comply with State legislation;
- activities of a sexual nature; or
- activities that promote harm to self or the environment.
Mission Australia is unable to provide public liability insurance cover to Community Fundraisers.
Using the Mission Australia name and logo
Please remember that the event will not be Mission Australia’s event, but an event to raise funds for donation to Mission Australia. All material with which the Mission Australia name and logo is to be associated must first be approved by Mission Australia. If the Community Fundraiser wishes to utilise the Mission Australia name and/or logo on any materials or products, the Community Fundraiser must obtain prior permission from Mission Australia.
References to Mission Australia
If the Community Fundraiser wishes to refer to or promote Mission Australia, it must refer to Mission Australia as “Mission Australia”.
Any material, pamphlets, brochures or products must be submitted to Mission Australia for approval before a request to use the logo will be granted. Other printed material, such as media releases must be preapproved by Mission Australia. Printed material must be forwarded to Mission Australia for approval prior to being printed or circulated.
Use of the logo
You may request permission for the use of Mission Australia’s community fundraising logo by emailing email@example.com. All instances of use must be approved by Mission Australia.
Alternatively, you may use Mission Australia approved resources found here: https://act.missionaustralia.com.au/tips/resources-and-downloads
Participation of children
Some States have special regulations that apply when children participate in an appeal. Different rules apply for children of different ages. If you are planning to involve children in your fundraising activity/ event, you will be required to comply with further guidelines from Mission Australia before proceeding with your activity/event.
Finance, records and receipting
The financial aspects of fundraising, raffles, record keeping and management of the fundraiser/event are entirely the responsibility of the Community Fundraiser and the Community Fundraiser must comply with the relevant State or Territory laws and regulations.
The following is a summary of financial reporting typical of that required from Community Fundraisers which is needed to protect the public interest:
- set-up and maintain proper financial records and accounts which can be audited if necessary;
- provide Mission Australia at the outset with an accurate estimate of expenses and the likely proceeds of the fundraiser/event;
- where necessary/appropriate, set up a separate bank account that mentions Mission Australia’s name. All funds are to be banked into this separate bank account. This account must be closed after your event;
- money raised and details of your actual income and expenditure must be returned to Mission Australia within four (4) weeks of the fundraising activity; and
- Mission Australia cannot pay expenses incurred by you, but you can deduct your necessary expenses from the proceeds of your event, provided they are properly documented. (Total expenses must be less than 40% of total proceeds).
All donations over $2.00 made to your online fundraising page will receive a tax receipt.
It is the responsibility of the Community Fundraiser to understand:
- circumstances when a receipt can be issued, and to whom, NB: The following are not tax-deductible: Ticket purchases (e.g. raffle), entry to an event, donations of goods or services, auction purchases, or purchase of a device;
Thank you for fundraising to transform the lives of disadvantaged Australians.
If you have any queries about fundraising, please contact Mission Australia via phone: 1800 88 88 68 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org