Why donate to the ACP?

To make a difference – and improve your cycling experience

The membership fee is calculated to simply cover current (2016) running costs. The Membership page outlines the details.

But we need to grow the party and that requires us to promote ourselves to gain more members and voters… and so we need funds to grow. We currently have 2,000 members nationally and our target is 4,000 members by the end of 2016.

FOR INDIVIDUALS

What is an ACP Supporter?

An ACP Supporter is a member who has also made a voluntary donation as well as their membership fee.

We have set the level of ACP Supporter at $260 – membership fee of $60 and an annual donation of $200. The full $260 is tax deductible. Refer to the ATO site for tax details.

Join and support.

Why become an ACP Supporter?

By combining your membership fee with an annual donation you are supporting us to not only cover existing operating costs, but to invest in order to grow.

Why become an ACP Benefactor?

Your transformational gift could change the face of cycling in Australia.

A few years ago Gerry Ryan OAM, founder of Jayco and generous benefactor to Orica GreenEdge, made the decision to launch Australia into the professional road cycling; with a transformational donation he created a highly competitive road bike team for men and women. Australia is now winning road races.

Similarly, a benefactor could propel the ACP into the political arena and win seats. This would generate such influence that the Party could then create a cycling friendly Australia within a decade that was the envy of the world – yes, even Copenhagen and Amsterdam.

For all fundraising, donations, sponsorship and bequest enquiries contact Rebecca Palser – rebecca@icycleivote.com

 

FOR BUSINESSES

Corporate Sponsorships

The ACP is fighting not only to create a cycling friendly Australia, but also to increase cycling participation. This means more bikes, more accessories and more bikes being used and serviced. We are fighting to create a safer, more varied and fun cycling environment – encouraging commuter cycling and cycling for competition and recreation – cycling tourism and mountain biking adventures are all part of the mix.

By sponsoring the ACP you are helping us to advance cycling and the cycling industry.

Sponsorship Levels for 2016 are:

Gold       $10,000 per annum or $30,000 pledged over three years

Silver     $2,000 per annum or $6,000 pledged over three years

Bronze  $500 per annum or $1,500 pledged over three years

 

Ways of donating

To discuss your donation options or make a bequest please contact Rebecca Palser – rebeccca@icycleivote.com

 

You can donate now either online or via the PDF form and print and post this back to us.

Postal Address: The Australian Cyclists Party, PO Box 460, BERRY NSW 2535

Donations - The Fine Print

It is very important all donations comply with State and Federal Electoral Funding regulations.  The summary of these are below however it is a donor’s responsibility to ensure they comply with all funding regulations that may apply to them or their company.

  • Individuals – All donors must be registered voters and on the electoral roll at state, local government or federal levels in Australia.
  • Companies – and other entities who make a political donation must have an ABN and or other approved business number must supply that number when making a donation.  A donation with a company check or from a company account will be considered a company donation.
  • Donations are being made to the Australian Cyclists Party an ASIC registered national association as defined by our Constitution that may fund party efforts at federal, state or local levels.
  • Transparency – A donor’s name (or company name) will be publicly revealed in our mandatory disclosure statements about donations to the party.
  • Disclosure – Donors may have an obligation to disclose political donations to the Election Funding Authority
  • The ACP cannot give financial nor legal advise about your donation. If you have financial or legal questions regarding a donation, please contact your accountant or the respective electoral funding authority.
  • Receipt for Tax Deduction – If you use our online donation facility you will automatically get a receipt of your transaction via PayPal and your bank.  Should you require an additional invoice please contact us  at info@icycleivote.com

As a donor, it is important that you comply with applicable regulations when considering making a donation. Please refer to official government websites. Below is a guide only, although the information was correct at the date of publication, it but may have changed. The ACP takes no responsibility for the legality of an individual’s or organisation’s donations. For all  States and Territories please check with your respective Electoral Commission or Funding Authority for their specific rules on donating to a political party as laws may change.  If in doubt, also contact a qualified accountant.

Federal

  • There is currently no limitation and no restriction on donors.
  • Donations above $12,400 must be disclosed

NSW

  • NEW:  According to the NSW EFA, due to court challenges regarding the restriction on corporate funding: “You are permitted to accept political donations from entities including corporations assuming the donors are not otherwise prohibited donors (e.g. property developers). We will write to party agents to advise of any amendments are made to the legislation”
  • For the 2015 financial year the donation limit to a registered party is $5,700

Political donations are either “reportable” or “small” as follows:

  • All political donations with a value of or exceeding $1,000 are “reportable political donations” ($999 is our capped limit).
  • Political donations with a value of less than $1,000 made by a donor are “small political donations”. Yet “small political donations”  are “reportable political donations” if they aggregate to a total of $1,000 or more in the same financial year.
  • For further information:   http://www.efa.nsw.gov.au/information_for/Donors/local_government/political_donations

VIC

  • There is currently no limitation as to who or how much can be donated in Victoria (besides gambling and licensing organisations – see below) however, disclosure of amounts over $15,400 must be disclosed to comply with AEC regulation.
  • Donations from gambling licence-holders capped at $50,000
  • Donations from casino and gaming licence-holders capped at $50,000

For further information:  http://www.aec.gov.au/Parties_and_Representatives/financial_disclosure/guides/donors/index.htm

Western Australia

  • Gifts and other income above $2,100 must be disclosed

ACT

  • Must disclose donations over $1,000

Queensland

  • Donations over $1,000 must be disclosed
  • Donations are capped at $2,000 to individuals, $5,000 to parties
  • Considering move to be in line with federal legislation

South Australia

  • New reforms to be introduced in 2015

Northern Territory

  • Gifts over $1,500 must be disclosed

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