The work of Help Orphans Now is supported primarily by donations. Help Orphans Now is operated entirely by volunteers in Australia, so administration costs are kept to a minimum.
You may donate by mailing us a cheque or by making a direct deposit to our bank account. For more information on how to do this, contact us.
Please indicate whether you wish to make your donation non-tax deductible or tax deductible. The money will be channelled to projects differently depending on your choice.
If you are donating from overseas, we are only able to receive non-tax deductible donations, paid into the Help Orphans Now Account. Overseas donations will require the Swift code identified below.
Under Australian Tax Office rules, tax-deductible donations may only be used to fund development and relief activities. Welfare activities may only be funded using non-tax deductible donations.
Development activities aim to produce benefits that will endure after development assistance has ceased. Examples include education and vocational training, including facilitating tutoring centres.
Relief activities provide basic support to people in emergency situations, such as shelter, food and clothing.
Welfare activities provide for individuals on a long-term basis. Examples include the running of orphanages.
Non-tax deductible donations
Your donation will be used for both welfare and development projects in Sri Lanka. Non tax-deductible donations will not have any fees directly deducted. However, some expenses for running these projects may be met through these funds (eg. bank fees).
Account Name: Help Orphans Now Account
A/C: 1018 2876
SWIFT code for overseas donations: CTBAAU2S.
Tax deductible donations
Your donations will be used in Sri Lanka for development projects implemented in partnership with Global Development Group (ABN 57 102 400 993).
GDG is a Deductible Gift Recipient DGR item 1 NGO approved by the Minister for Foreign Affairs (as administered by DFAT). Help Orphans Now is a partner with GDG in relation to our Pre-school & Nutrition program (GDG Project J779N: HON Methodist Development Project). Note that 92.5% of your deductible donations are sent to Sri Lanka after project compliance and implementation costs.
If funds raised exceed the requirements of this project, excess funds may be directed to another HON or HON-nominated tax deductible activity. Please note, no non-development (evangelistic, political or welfare) activities will be funded under this arrangement.
Account Name: CCC Carlingford Trust Fund
A/C: 1027 1528