Fund Raising for External Charities Policy
26 October 2015
This document sets out the school’s policy on hosting fundraising activities for external charities.
As a not-for-profit organisation, the School and its associated Parents and Friends committee conduct various fundraising activities throughout the year to support the school financially.
There have also been several requests by individuals to conduct fundraising activities for external charities (eg Cancer Council). The school is generally supportive of such initiatives. However they must not disrupt normal school activities and should not have any significant impact upon the fund-raising abilities of the school itself. We cannot afford to exhaust the generosity of our school community by holding frequent external fundraisers.
(1) The School is supportive of students who wish to undertake fundraising for recognized charities (i.e. tax deductable gift recipients such as Cancer Council, RSPCA, Red Cross).
(2) Students need to organise any activities (e.g. setting up donation boxes) themselves and state clearly on any accompanying promotional material that it is their personal fundraising activity and not a fund-raiser which benefits the German School.
(3) Such personal fundraising for recognised charities should be limited to four activities per year and require the approval of the Principal, who has discretion to regulate the details of the activity.
(4) The School will not support these activities by e-mail to the school community, as this means of communication is reserved for activities and events that are organised by the School and/or benefit the School.