Reforms cut bureaucracy for charity fundraising in NSW
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) welcomes reforms that will further reduce the administrative burden for charity fundraising in New South Wales.
Starting July 1, charities registered with ACNC can access a simpler application process when they apply to NSW Fair Trading to receive or renew an authorization to fundraise in that state. Registered charities that hold a fundraising authorization will not be required to submit a separate annual return to NSW Fair Trading – they will only need to report to ACNC.
This reporting provision applies from the 2021 annual information document.
ACNC Acting Commissioner Anna Longley hailed the reforms as a further step in reducing the regulatory burden on charities.
“These reforms will make it easier for charities to raise funds in New South Wales, allowing them to focus on their charitable goals,” said Ms Longley. “One of our main goals is to reduce the regulatory burden on charities by minimizing duplication and harmonizing reporting. “
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