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Public Fund Committee Member (potential to Chair)

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Organisation : Sunrise Children's Association Incorporated

Location : Adelaide

Time required : c. 3hours/quarter

Duration of project : Ongoing

Sector : Children, Overseas Aid & Development

Posted on : 15 Jul, 2019

About the role

Organisation Overview

SCAI Australia is a vibrant charity, established in 2005, that works to prevent trafficking and the unnecessary separation of children from their families in Nepal. SCAI has been funding various projects in the children protection and education development sectors in Nepal since 2005, and working as an INGO since 2007.  SCAI has been a DGR since 2010 (ABN 23 135 797 643).

SCAI employs one staff in Australia, and a has a team of local Nepalese at SCAI’s in country office in Nepal.

SCAI takes a holistic approach to breaking the cycle of poverty, and focus on 3 core program areas; Preventing separation of children from their families through providing Education Scholarship Programs, family and livelihood support; Re-uniting children who have already been separated with their families and; Providing temporary family based care for children with no option for alternative care in their communities at our children’s home. See more at

Position Overview

As a DGR, SCAI are required to operate a Public Fund. All gifts and deductible contributions made for SCAI’s charitable purpose are held in the separate SCAI Public Fund, which is administered by three independent trustees. These trustees are appointed by SCAI as a sub-committee of SCAI and must be approved by the Australian Taxation Office as a responsible person.

Responsible persons are those who, because of their tenure of some public office or their position in the community, have a degree of responsibility to the community as a whole. E.g. Church authorities and clergy, school principals, judges, solicitors, doctors and other professional people, mayors, councilors, town clerks and members of parliament, recipients of awards from government for services to the community such as an Order of Australia, members of a professional body which has a professional code of ethics and rules of conduct.

The Treasurer and CEO provide the Public Fund trustees with quarterly financial reports along with a request for funds. The trustees, once satisfied that the funds have been and will be used in accordance with SCAI’s Rules and charitable purpose, disburse the funds SCAI’s Working account which is operated by SCAI’s Treasurer and CEO.

Finance and accounting background preferred.

About the organisation

Organisation name : Sunrise Children's Association Incorporated
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

Please quote in application: Public Fund Committee Member (potential to Chair) via Pro Bono Australia.


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