Big thanks to Ipswich City Council funding

Big thanks to Ipswich City Council funding

In September 2020, SLNC was notified that we have received funding from the “COVID-19 Ipswich Community Operational Support Fund”. This really helped us financially.

Due to us gaining a $20,000 Australian Government CEP grant, we were above the revenue cut-off that required us to get our Annual Financial Report audited by an independent accountant. This is a requirement under the Queensland Office of Fair Trade for the Annual Returns for Incorporated Groups.

This expense was unbudgeted, and the CEP grant did not cover administration costs. Our usual big revenue maker, an annual Bunnings BBQ and Mother’s Day raffle, were suspended indefinitely due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The “COVID-19 Ipswich Community Operational Support Fund” money was used to hire an Ipswich-based accountant (Wards Tax & Accounting Services in Rosewood) that has previously audited other community Landcare groups and understands the type work and projects we do.

Their report found that everything was in order, and the report was used for the Queensland Office of Fair Trade – Annual Return, and for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission – Annual Return.

Thank you Ipswich City Council for thinking about the impacts of Covid-19 on community groups.

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