Why donate to the National?
The National is a not for profit organisation that is primarily self-funded through ticket sales. We receive no ongoing financial support from either local or federal government. For more information on the management of the Festival you can visit the management page of the website.
The majority of this income goes towards essential costs such as Festival infrastructure, wages, performer fees and general administration costs. As a result there are limited funds that can be spent on special projects outside of the normal Festival operations.
Some of the special projects that the Festival is currently seeking donations for are;
- A dancefloor designed for outdoor use
- An online music resource for primary school teachers to encourage traditional music education in schools
- An online training resource for volunteers
- Creating artwork and sculpture to display at the Festival
The National Folk Festival is a Registered Gift Recipient with the Australian Tax Office. This means that a donation of over $2.00 made to the National Folk Festival can be used a tax deduction by the donor.
The donation could be $2, $200 or $2 million and the Festival will send the donor a tax invoice listing the amount of the donation. The donor can then list this donation on their tax return for the year that the donation was made and receive a reduction in the amount of tax to be paid in that year.
The National Folk Festival Public Fund
The National Folk Festival Public Fund was set-up to enable the organisation to accept tax deductible donations. The fund is listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations (ROCO) under Sub-section 30B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1977.
In order to comply with the guidelines of ROCO the Festival has a Public Fund Committee comprised of member of the Board of Directors. This Committee ensures that funds are used appropriately and gives approval for funds to be transferred out of the Public Fund account.
How to donate to the National Folk Festival.
There are two ways to make a monetary donation to the National Folk Festival Public Fund.
You can download the Festival’s
- Donations Document
- Donation Guide or
- Donation Form
- You can make a direct deposit into the National Folk Festival Public Fund
The account details for the Public Fund are listed below. If you do make a direct deposit then please drop us a line or give us a call to let us know as we would like to say thank you.
Direct Deposit Details.
Name of Fund: National Folk Festival Public Fund
Bank: Commonwealth Bank
BSB: 062-900 Account Number: 10138634
If you would like any further information or would like to talk to someone in the organisation please contact the office on 02 6262 4792.
The National Folk Festival welcomes any approaches for general sponsorship of the event or sponsorship of specific projects.
If you would like further information regarding how to sponsor or the benifits that Sponsoring the National Folk Festival provides, please download the following Sponsorship Information.
If you cannot download the above PDF please contact the NFF office on (02) 6262 4792 or email@example.com to have a hard copy sent to you.