Sexual Assault Support Service is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. This enables SASS to receive donations, charity tax concessions from the Australian Taxation Office and be eligible for commonwealth grants. Please download the ACNC Charity Register Summary below for full details of our registration.
More information on ACNC can be found here at the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission website
How might your donation be used?
100% of your donation to SASS will be used for the sole benefit of our clients. Most importantly no administrative or other costs are taken from donations or bequests.
Your donation may be used for any of the following:
Special gifts to clients, including:
For example, a donation once enabled SASS to provide a new bedroom fit-out for a child whose parents were financially disadvantaged. The child had been sexually assaulted in that room and did not want to sleep there anymore. Following the bedroom she expressed that she felt happy to sleep in her 'new room'.
- Education supplies
- Private tutoring lessons for children who have missed schooling because of the abuse
- Sporting equipment
- A gift or a special meal to celebrate the end of their engagement with SASS
What is a bequest?
A bequest is the legal process of leaving (or 'bequeathing') money or gifts via your will.
Why leave a bequest to us?
Volunteering a gift in your will to SASS, no matter how big or small, will help us to provide specialised assistance to our clients. It will also assist us to continue offering a range of training and community education activities, as well as providing information and support to professionals.
Bequests can also benefit survivors of sexual violence in other ways, including:
Monetary donations to SASS can also be made instantly via Paypal, by clicking HERE.
- Assistance with transport costs for low-income families to enable them to access our services
- Research into areas of need regarding the prevention of or response to sexual violence
- Particular resources such as art supplies or children's games for use in therapy sessions
- Any other “specific purpose” you may wish to nominate
Suggested wording for your will:
If you or your solicitor would like to speak to us about leaving a bequest in your will, please do not hesitate to contact our Chief Executive Officer (Jill Maxwell) on 6231 0044.
“I advise and bequeath to the Sexual Assault Support Service Inc (specific sum or percentage of your estate) to be used for (nominate where you would like the money to be spent from the suggested categories above, or for a specific purpose of your choice)."
Advising SASS in advance that a bequest will be made will greatly assist us in planning for the future, but is not essential.
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Address: Ground Floor, 31-33 Tower Road, North Hobart, TAS 7008
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Telephone: (03) 6231 0044