Parent bodies make significant contributions to their schools every year.
However, all the fundraising and other vital support provided by parents and friends groups can be put at risk if regulatory requirements aren’t met.
Those parent bodies that are set up as charities must meet a range of reporting requirements, including submitting an Annual Information Statement to the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC).
The ACNC has a range of helpful information and advice for parents and friends groups to ensure they are meeting their obligations.
It’s important that registered parent bodies comply with ACNC requirements otherwise they put their charitable status and therefore their valuable work in jeopardy.
The ACNC has prepared a question and answer fact sheet for parent bodies to help them meet their reporting requirements.
The ACNC website contains further information for charitable parent bodies.