If your organisation wants to fundraise in NSW to finance its charitable activities, you'll need to hold an authority to fundraise. Conditions are attached, and vary depending on the individual authority/licence issued.
Organisations intending to fundraise for charitable purposes.
What you need
- the Charitable fundraising application form – PDF
- details of the proposed beneficiary
- details of a contact person
- details of the auditor
- copy of the statement of objects
- copy of the constitution or trust deed and/or certificate of registration or corporation
- copy of the latest audited financial statements, if applicable.
How to apply
- Download, print and complete the Charitable fundraising application form – PDF
- Sign the declaration.
- Attach your supporting documentation.
- Post or email your application to the details on the form.
- Possessing an authority to fundraise, entitles an organisation to appeal to the public for funds.
- An authority may be granted for an indefinite period for an indefinite number of appeals, but in practice, it is usually issued for a specific period such as 5 years.
- Standard conditions apply to all authorities issued, and special conditions are imposed in response to special or exceptional circumstances.
- If you want to conduct a fundraising appeal in the name of, or on behalf of, another organisation, the appeal must be authorised by that organisation, which in turn must either hold a licence to fundraise, or be exempt from the requirement to hold a licence.