Many associations undertake some form of fundraising or seek grants in order to help finance their not-for-profit activities. This chapter provides information on the legal requirements that associations must take into consideration.
- Incorporated associations that wish to collect funds from the public for a charitable purpose must have a licence in Western Australia.
- Permission to fundraise in shopping centres must be obtained from the shopping centre management.
- Permits or licenses are required to conduct raffles, sell alcohol or food and conduct street appeals.
- Applying for and receiving grants can contribute towards the costs of all kinds of initiatives and assist the furtherance of an association’s objects.