• Section B: Endorsement information

    4 Which item number applies to your organisation, or to your organisation's fund, authority or institution?

    Check the list of DGR categories to find the item number that best describes your organisation, or your organisation's fund, authority or institution. You may also need to complete an additional schedule.

    You also must check to see if your type of DGR requires preapproval by other government departments.

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    Do not complete this application if you cannot identify an item number that applies to your organisation or your organisation's fund, authority or institution. Your organisation is not entitled to endorsement.

    Example

    If your organisation is a public institution for research as described in the list of DGR categories, you would provide the following item number at this question. This category does not require pre-approval by other government department or you to complete an additional schedule.

     

    Image of the item number '1.1. 5' written on the form

     

    Only include additional item numbers if they are relevant to your organisation, or your organisation's fund, authority or institution.

    Example

    Sue is completing an application on behalf of a public fund established for providing money for a public ambulance service, which is a DGR. Using the instructions and GiftPack, Sue works out that the fund is a public fund for public ambulance services (item number 1.1.8).

    She also looks at public ancillary fund (item number AA.A.AA), but does not think it qualifies because the trustees of the fund are not corporate trustees. Sue should enter only item number 1.1.8 at this question.

    End of example

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    Pre-approval by other government departments

    In some cases, you can apply for DGR endorsement at the same time as contacting the department by completing a single form provided by that department.

    DGR category

    Item number

    Relevant department

    Registered health promotion charity

    1.1.6

    Australian Charities and Not-for-profits CommissionExternal Link

    Registered public benevolent institution

    4.1.1

    Australian Charities and Not-for-profits CommissionExternal Link

    Public fund on the register of harm prevention charities

    4.1.4

    Department Social ServicesExternal Link

    Public fund on the register of environmental organisations

    6.1.1

    Department of the EnvironmentExternal Link

    Public fund for an approved marriage guidance organisation

    8.1.1

    Department Social ServicesExternal Link

    Public fund for provision of family counselling or family dispute resolution

    8.1.2

    Attorney-General's DepartmentExternal Link or Department Social ServicesExternal Link

    Overseas aid fund

    9.1.1

    Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeExternal Link

    Public fund on the register of cultural organisations

    12.1.1

    Department of Communications and the ArtsExternal Link

    Schedules

    The following categories require schedules to be sent in with the application for DGR endorsement:

    • Scholarship fund
    • Australian disaster relief fund
    • Animal welfare charity
    • Charitable services institution
    • War memorial fund
    • Developed country disaster relief fund
    • Fire and emergency services fund
    • Private ancillary fund
    • Public ancillary fund

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    5 Is your organisation in Australia?

    The 'in Australia' condition applies to all DGR categories.

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    6 From what date does your organisation want to be endorsed as a deductible gift recipient?

    The earliest possible date of endorsement is 1 July 2000, unless you are applying for endorsement under one of the item numbers listed below.

    DGR category

    Item number

    Earliest possible date of endorsement

    Public ambulance service

    1.1.7

    1 April 2004

    Public fund for public ambulance services

    1.1.8

    1 April 2004

    Government special school

    2.1.12

    1 April 2004

    Scholarship fund

    2.1.13

    1 July 2006

    Public fund for providing education in ethics in government schools

    2.1.9A

    29 June 2013

    Public fund on the register of harm prevention charities

    4.1.4

    1 July 2003

    Australian disaster relief fund

    4.1.5

    1 July 2006

    Animal welfare charity

    4.1.6

    1 July 2006

    Charitable services institution

    4.1.7

    1 July 2006

    War memorial repair fund

    5.1.3

    1 July 2006

    Public fund for provision of family counselling or family dispute resolution

    8.1.2

    1 July 2006

    Developed country disaster relief fund

    9.1.2

    1 July 2006

    Fire and emergency services co-ordinating body

    12A.1.1

    7 December 2010

    Fire and emergency services co-ordinating body fund

    12A.1.2

    7 December 2010

    Fire and emergency services fund

    12A.1.3

    7 December 2010

    Private ancillary fund

    P.A.F

    1 October 2009

    Example

    A volunteer fire brigade operates a fire and emergency services fund (item number 12A.1.3). The fund was established on 1 November 2010. When applying for endorsement of its fund, the brigade would enter an endorsement date of 7 December 2010.

    If your organisation became entitled to endorsement after the earliest possible date, enter the date on which it became entitled to endorsement.

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    Example

    A public art gallery in Australia (item number 12.1.4) was established on 1 May 2010 and had an ABN from that date. Therefore, it would enter an endorsement date of 1 May 2010.

    End of example
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