Record Charity Applications for eftpos $2 Million Campaign
10 September 2013 at 12:18 pm
Electronic funds transfer system company, eftpos Australia has confirmed it has had a record number of Not for Profit applications for its $2 million dollar donation to charity as part of its 2013 GiveBack campaign.
And it’s likely that more than one charity will share in the donation windfall.
“More than 140 charities have submitted proposals for this year’s campaign – three times as many as last year,” according to eftpos Managing Director Bruce Mansfield.
“We can also confirm there will be a public poll launching next week until 12 October asking Australians what area they believe the funds should support. Last year Australians overwhelmingly chose charities supporting people with disabilities,” Mansfield said.
“There are new categories this year including environment and animal welfare.
“We will be communicating with all of those charities that have made submissions this week to let them know which causes and categories their proposals relate to in an effort avoid any possible confusion.
“There will be a free text box this year, so people can also nominate which individual charity they support as well.
“It is very likely we will support more than one charity this year. In many cases, the quality of the proposals is extraordinary and will make it a very tough call.”
It’s understood that during last year’s campaign the $1 million winner, Vision Australia saw a “significant uplift” in donations.