Register of Cultural Organisations Grows
15 July 2002 at 1:07 pm
Federal Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator Rod Kemp has approved 19 new additions to the Register of Cultural Organisations.
Inclusion on the Register makes it possible for cultural organisations to offer donors a 100 per cent tax-deduction for donations to a wide range of cultural activities.
Minister Kemp says being able to offer tax incentives to donors is an excellent way for cultural organisation’s to attract private sector support to supplement other sources of income.
The 19 new organisations approved for the Register are:
The Acting Factory Incorporated, Penrith NSW
The Armidale City Band Incorporated, Armidale NSW
Armidale Eisteddfod Society Incorporated, Armidale NSW
Backbone Youth Arts Association Inc, Brisbane Qld
Bella Voce Association Incorporated, Aitkenvale Qld
Bungay Art House Limited, Malvern East Vic
Forty Five Downstairs Inc, Melbourne Vic
Goldfields Brass Band (Inc) , Kalgoorlie WA
The Hephzibah Tintner Foundation, Sydney NSW
Iranian Society of Queensland Cultural Foundation, Indooroopilly Qld
Kew Band Inc, Kew East Vic
Latrobe Valley Eisteddford Traralgon Inc, Traralgon Vic
Melbourne Dai Loong Association Inc, South Yarra Vic
No Strings Attached Incorporated, Stepney SA
Performing Arts Projects Association Incorporated, Blackwood SA
Poetry Australia Foundation Incorporated, Wollongong University NSW
Primary Source Inc (T/A Strange Fruit), Brunswick Vic
Rock Eisteddfod Challenge Foundation, Willoughby NSW
Townsville Youth Bands Inc, Aitkenvale Qld
The Minister says organisations listed on the Register have received $24 million in the 2000-01 financial year from private sources-a $5 million increase on the previous financial year.
The Government says there are now 845 organisations benefiting from being on the Register-increasing philanthropic opportunities.
Further information on the Register of Cultural Organisations can be found www.dcita.gov.au/roco