Moores is proud to have assisted our client Aussie Helpers to retain its registered charity status following an investigation by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
Today’s release of a joint statement confirms that Aussie Helpers will remain a registered charity and be able to continue to provide support to rural families.
Moores was approached by Aussie Helpers in late 2018 to assist in responding to the ACNC investigation. Like many growing charities, Aussie Helpers’ governance practices and policies had not kept with the expansion in its operation.
Moores worked alongside Aussie Helpers throughout the investigation, identifying areas for improvement, providing governance training, updating the charity’s constitution and recommending changes to internal policies and processes. Moores will continue to assist Aussie Helpers as it implements the remaining requirements of the compliance agreement which will enable their governance infrastructure to grow and keep up with changes to the size, nature and complexity of the charity's operations in the future.
Aussie Helpers’ gave its full cooperation to the ACNC investigation and was diligent in making improvements. As well as providing all of the information and documentation sought by the ACNC, Aussie Helpers’ team have done extensive work on improving governance policies and practices in the charity.
This is a great outcome for Aussie Helpers that will enable them to continue their valuable work in rural Australia.
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