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BankSA Foundation has opened its second only multi-year funding grant and is calling for expressions of interest from charitable organisations in need.  The three year $150,000 grant, its largest ever, was launched in 2018 with inaugural recipient, Backpacks 4 SA Kids. BankSA Foundation focuses on helping smaller community organisations that work to provide a brighter future for socially, economically or…

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The Charities Crisis Cabinet has written an open letter to Australian governments proposing measures to promote giving, reduce red tape, enable access to new capital and support increased productivity, to enable charities to be better positioned to support their communities in the post COVID-19 recovery. To view the Charities Crisis Cabinet letter in full, click here.

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AuSAE COVID-19 Survey

The Australasian Society of Association Executives has partnered with Survey Matters to create a survey that examines the impacts of COVID-19 on the association sector. The survey will explore: The impacts of COVID-19 on Australian associations The effects on sector revenue and employment The actions association are taking to alleviate the impacts of COVID-19 New services and initiatives associations are…

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The National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) has announced that the Charity, Philanthropy and Fundraising Advisory Group, will be advising the Commission on ways to mitigate the social and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The Commission has two key roles: to help minimise and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 on jobs and businesses, and to facilitate the fastest possible…

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Third Sector is hosting a series of online seminars and workshops that provide practical support for NFPs during Coronavirus. Upcoming Events May 19 – How to design human-centred services remotely during COVID-19 May 26 – Roadmap for the future – Preparing a FY21 Budget in the current COVID-19 environment May 27 – Supporting the mental health of your staff May…

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Prince Harry and Megan Markle have decided to name their new charity Archewell, after their son. The name also derives from the Greek word ‘Arche’ meaning source of action. Megan and Harry plan to launch the charity “when the time is right”. For more information, click here.

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In these challenging times, most of us are working from home and dealing with a radical change in the nature of our work. How do we look after ourselves in this new situation and continue to deliver at a time when our communities need us more than ever? The Black Dog Institute has developed a Working From Home Checklist to…

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Free Legal Helpline

Lynch Meyer Lawyers are providing a free legal helpline to organisations needing assistance during the COVID-19 crisis. Areas of advice include: Contract rights and obligations Dealings with subcontractors and suppliers Employment law Stand downs Redundancy Termination Leave issues Changing duties and hours of work Debt recovery, credit management and insolvency Commercial leasing Landlord and tenant implications To access this free…

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#GivingTuesdayNow is a response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The event will begin on Tuesday 5 May 2020 and will continue for the following Tuesdays in May. Details: May 5 – Give Thanks Thank those who have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 Crisis. Stomp, cheer and whistle so everyone can hear it. May 12 – Give…

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The Federal Government has reduced restrictions on charities accessing the JobKeeper payment. Under the initial arrangements, NFPs with a turnover of less than $1 billion needed to have recorded a decline in revenue of at least 30 per cent. Charities with a turnover above that figure were only able to claim the payment if their revenue had halved. The new…

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