Not-for-Profit Fundraising Accounts

FRRR offers Not-for-Profit Fundraising Accounts as a way to make FRRR’s unique tax status available to community organisations, to effectively and efficiently address the disadvantage rural, regional and remote communities face in accessing philanthropic funding.

FRRR’s Not-for-Profit Fundraising Accounts enable partnering community organisations to fundraise tax effectively and access philanthropic support for FRRR to fund agreed specified projects in line with FRRR’s charitable purposes – in the areas of Arts and Culture, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health and Wellbeing, as well as Social Inclusion and Social Welfare.

Accounts can be used to fundraise for a wide variety of undertakings, including but not limited to the operation of programs, provision of infrastructure, and for charitable organisations, to build the capacity of the organisation as a whole, through activities such as: purchase of buildings; supporting organisational planning, evaluation, communications or fundraising capacity; upgrading IT equipment; professional development of staff / volunteer skills & capability – almost everything not-for-profits need support to do!

Accounts can also be used to work on region-wide issues requiring a longer-term, more flexible response via collective impact projects, community planning processes and engagement, outreach and education activities.

This Account opens up access to philanthropic funders as well as other donors who may be enticed by a tax-deductible receipt for their gift of $2 or more.

Applying and further information

Your first step is to contact FRRR’s Philanthropic Services Manager either by completing an Expression of Interest form here or contacting the FRRR office on 1800 170 020 to have a chat about your organisation and whether you might be eligible. We can then send you a Not-for-Profit Fundraising Account Information Kit with further details.

Please note, FRRR’s Fundraising Accounts are a mechanism designed to support charitable Not-for-Profit organisations supporting remote, rural and regional communities in Australia who do not hold DGR-1 endorsement. To be eligible, an organisation needs to:

  • Be a not-for-profit organisation registered as a charity with the ACNC (or with the intention to seek ACNC registration);
  • Not hold DGR-1 endorsement already (unsure if you do? Check via the ABN lookup); and
  • Have expectations of raising $30,000 / year or more from your supporters.

If you:

  • Already hold DGR-1 endorsement; or
  • Expect you will raise less than $30,000 / year

please visit our range of grant programs which may provide opportunities to support your project or activities.

Not-for-profit community organisations, Local Governments and sub-committees of Local Governments and similar entities may apply to FRRR to partner through a Not-for-Profit Fundraising Account. For Local Governments, the project or activity must be clearly above and beyond the usual operational responsibilities of the entity, and the project must be in line with FRRR’s charitable purposes of promoting rural and regional renewal, regeneration and development.


The Next Economy

In August 2018, TNE partnered with FRRR to establish a Not-for-Profit Fundraising Account to support the educational component of TNE’s activities, as well as their capacity to enable the educational programs to be delivered for the benefit of regional Australians.

Fundraising account supports military museum

The Atherton Rotary Club wanted to restore a historic military igloo built in the 1940s and used during the war in the Pacific.
The igloo was an essential space for social activities for thousands of patients and staff from the Rocky Creek Hospital.
A fundraising campaign, using an FRRR fundraising account and a $20,000 grant from the Culture, Arts, Tourism and Community Heritage (CATCH) grants program allowed them to restore the facility and create a military museum.

On with the show

The Rex Theatre Charlton, Victoria, faced an uncertain future following the floods of January 2011. An outpouring of support from the local and extended community, aided by an FRRR Donation Account, has helped to rebuild and improve upon this historic feature.