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ShareGift Australia encourages all Australian charities to ensure you are meeting the basic governance standards required for a private or public ancillary fund (ShareGift Australia is a public ancillary fund) to donate to your organisation.

Funding eligibility

To receive funding from ShareGift Australia, your organisation must:

  • have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 status or is a government linked entity with DGR Item 1 status with an aligned purpose under 2013 Charities Act (such as a public hospital, public library, state art gallery or state art institution), and
  • be endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a Tax Concession Charity (TCC) with Income Tax Exemption status.

Best practice

We also recommend the following best practice to assist with receiving donations from ShareGift Australia:

  1. List your charity’s Australian Business Number (ABN) on your website, particularly on the donation and donation payment confirmation pages.
  2. Include your charity’s ABN as part of your ordinary corporate information (eg. company name, address, telephone number).
  3. Ensure your charity’s company record is complete on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s (ACNC) Register.
  4. Actively monitor all email addresses listed on your  ACNC register and on your website.
  5. Ensure your donation platform includes the option for a business or organisation to donate – not just an individual. Do not make fields such as birth dates or login profiles mandatory.
  6. Follow the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) recommendations for receipting tax deductible gift, and include your ABN
  7. Provide automated receipting for online donations where possible.
  8. Process payments within seven days of receipt.
  9. Induct your staff with a basic knowledge of your business and charitable status (eg DGR, Tax Concession Charity (TCC), ABN)
  10. If you use a third party donation platform, make sure it meets your charity’s compliance requirements.