Important information about fundraising

Important information about fundraising

The funds you raise will go towards the best science to discover cures for children’s cancers.

Thank you for making the choice to raise money for The Kids’ Cancer Project! The funds you raise will go towards vital scientific projects to find better treatments and cures for many different types of children’s cancer.

Before you get started, there are some important things to know.

Under the 1991 Charitable Fundraising Acts in each Australian state and territory, all individuals, groups or organisations who wish to fundraise for The Kids’ Cancer Project must register first, regardless of the size of the event or type of the donation (cash or in-kind).

To register your event, simply read The Kids’ Cancer Project Fundraising Guidelines, then complete, sign and return the Agreement to Fundraise form that we will send to you.

Once you have been notified that your fundraiser has been approved, you will receive an authority to fundraise to confirm you are permitted to promote and collect donations on behalf of The Kids’ Cancer Project.

As you begin to plan your fundraising event, consider these essential legal requirements. 

6 fundraising essentials

1. Authority to Fundraise

When the charity you have chosen to raise funds for has approved your fundraiser, you will receive an official authority to fundraise – you must not begin raising money without this.


2. Fundraising Guidelines

Make sure your fundraiser complies with guidelines issued by your charity of choice.


3. Insurance

Your fundraiser will not be covered under the charity’s insurance policy – it’s important to ask your own insurance broker about cover for any activity you will be running.


4. Licenses

For some activities, like raffles for instance, you may require a license. Check requirements in your state by following these links.


5. Permits/Permissions

If you are fundraising in a public place such as a local sports ground or shopping centre, you may require permission from either the local council or centre manager. It is handy to have permission in writing.

6. Tax Receipts

All donations of $2 and over are tax deductible. However, if goods or services are received in return for money given (ie: a raffle ticket), then a tax deduction does not apply.

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