Tax deductibility and International giving
All the work that Australian Mercy does to help others within Australia is tax deductible. Simply donate and you will be issued with a tax deductible receipt.
Not all overseas projects qualify for a tax deductible status in Australia.
Those that don’t qualify are indicated as such in the choose campaign section above. If you require a tax deductible receipt please ensure you nominate appropriately.
Our Bank details are;
ARMS Fund Raising and Appeals Account
Swift Code (international Identifier) WPACAU2S
BSB (branch identifier) 033 039
Account No. 000246746
759 Burke Rd.
Camberwell Vic 3124
The Accounting Department,
Youth With A Mission,
PO Box 3000, Garden Valley,
Attach a note asking YWAM to donate the money to Australian Mercy also specify what project you would like to donate to.
YWAM will send you a tax deducible receipt and will then pass the funds and your instructions on to us.
Please ensure that the check is made out to YWAM.
For your convenience you may print and use this CreditCard form.
Unspecified donations will be used in areas where there is most need.
YWAM Project Funding,
PO Box 57100,
Vancouver, BC, V5K 1Z0
Email: [email protected]
We can receive donations in the following ways:
1. Cheque/money order:
Made payable to Youth With a Mission with a separate note attached saying “This is for Australian Mercy and state if its a general or specific project donation” We cannot accept cheques payable to a missionary or ministry. We can accept US or CAD cheques or money orders, but only a CAD tax receipt will be issued. These are receipted monthly, in the month after the donation is received, unless the donor requests an annual receipt.
2 Post-dated cheques:
Donors can send in post-dated cheques, so that there is a cheque ready and waiting to be sent out every month. We have a secure safe in which we store them, until they are ready to be used. Again, they must be payable to Youth With a Mission with a separate note attached saying “This is for Australian Mercy and state if its a general or specific project donation” We can accept US or CAD cheques or money orders, but only a CAD tax receipt will be issued. Donors can be receipted annually or monthly.
3. Pre-authorised monthly payment:
Donors fill in the two page Form H and return it to us, with a signature and a void cheque. This option is available only to donors with a CANADIAN bank account. Donors will be receipted annually at the end of the current tax year.
4. Credit card donations:
online through our third party website, Canada Helps. Please follow the instructions contained here.
Generally speaking, we discourage donors from using Canada Helps, as they charge an extra transaction fee, on top of our administration fee, and so Australian Mercy ends up with less money overall. The tax receipt in this case will be provided by Canada Helps by email at the time of the donation, unless the donor establishes an account and a monthly credit payment. Receipts are for Canadian tax purposes only.
Receipts are payable to the name on the cheque sent. Business cheques will be receipted to the business, not to an individual, and the same with personal cheques, these donations can only be receipted to the name on the cheque.
In the case of group or cash donations where many individuals have donated together, we cannot divide receipts over one cheque written on behalf of the group. Please send in a money order, payable to YWAM and attach a seperate note with the name, address, phone, email and amount given by each donor so they can be properly receipted. Please do not send cash in the mail – always get a money order.
Please use the form above to make your donation and a receipt will be issued. We are unable to assist you further with your own tax deduction process.
Poverty brings terrible deprivation upon children, families, communities and entire countries. Helping people out of poverty means assisting them to become self-sustaining, and this brings rewards that will benefit not only them, but generations to come. Your donation will directly benefit those you have intended to help.
Australian Mercy has a capped administration charge of just 5% on all project donations it receives in order to help cover its running costs. This means that 95% of the funds you donate will be sent to the project you have nominated.
Funds raised for an emergency appeal are applied to the emergency response and for rehabilitation activities in the affected areas. If funds raised exceed the amount needed for this appeal, funds will be reallocated to an appeal of similar focus or towards ongoing development in the effected area.
All funds raised for specific projects are used according to the project plan and may include provision of food, shelter, clean water, blankets, mosquito nets, sanitation, child protection services as per the project plan and documentation.
When we apply for grant funding, or corporate sponsorship the administration fee we write into the budget is 10% of the total amount sought. We also have a group of enthusiastic donors who also make donations directly into into our administration fund. Our desire is to maximise the funds that we send to projects. Because Australian Mercy is staffed by volunteers we are able to keep our administration costs low.