New ACNC toolkit to help connect MPs and charities

The ACNC has launched a new online toolkit to help charities and their local MPs connect and discuss important issues.

The MP Charity Toolkit allows searches by federal electorate, and a series of 20 factsheets cover topical charity-sector issues, including fundraising, tax concessions, and safe giving.  The ACNC will add state electorates at a later date.
The toolkit was developed in partnership with the assistant minister to the Treasurer Michael Sukkar.

Mr Sukkar welcomed the toolkit’s launching, describing it as a valuable resource for MPs and their staff.

‘[It] will help my colleagues in the federal parliament continue to engage with their local charities and support them in their charitable endeavours.’

The sector and the public would also benefit, he said, enabling them to quickly and easily find nearby charities.

‘Registered charities looking to collaborate with another similar charity, or reach out to discuss local issues, will also be able to use the new search function.  Similarly, members of the public looking to donate their time, or goods and services, […] will now be able to find charities of all sizes in their federal electorate.’

The search function is simple to use and links direct to the ACNC’s charity register – Australia’s first online database of charities.

The toolkit is available at

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