- March Winners
In 2018 we’re giving $50k to Australia’s most loved Charities.
$50 one-off donation = 50 Votes.
$50 per month = 250 votes (50 votes x 5)
Help us Find Australia’s most loved Animal Charities
Help us Find Australia’s most loved Disadvantaged Charities
Help us Find Australia’s most loved Medical Charities
Help us Find Australia’s most loved Charities in any other field
Are you an Australian Charity, not-for-profit or community group?
Register for free here . Once you’re registered, ask your supporters to vote for you and you could be sharing in $50k this year, plus gaining valuable national exposure. And it doesn’t matter how big or small you are, we’ve set aside grants for grassroots charities.
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The Giving Circle FAQs
How are the winners determined?
Before each grants round (we do several throughout the year) we'll announce the amount and how it will be distributed.
Our current round closes on June 30th 2018 and the grants will be distributed as follows:
$22,000 shared between 40 Charities. The #10 Charities with the most Votes in each category - Animals, Disadvantaged, Medical and General - will receive grants as follows:
- The Charities with the most votes in each category will receive $2,000 each. 4 grants in total.
- The 2nd and 3rd Charities with the most votes in each category will receive $1,000 each. 8 grants in total.
- The 4th and 5th Charities with the most votes in each category will receive $500 each. 8 grants in total
- The 6th-10th Charities with the most votes in each category will receive $100 each. 20 grants in total
To receive a grant a Charity must finish in the Top #10 for their category and have at least 1,000 votes
Is there a minimum donation level?
The minimum donation amount is set at $20. If you're not in a position to donate, you can can still vote for your favourite charity for free once a week and share the Giving Circle with your friends and ask them to vote as well.
What fees do MyGivingCircle charge?
For this round there is no platform fee on your donations for most participating charities*. Charities pays a small one-off fee to use the platform, meaning your entire donation (less unavoidable credit card fees) goes to your charity each month.
What happens if I make a donation?
All donations are processed securely via stripe or paypal and sent to your charity of choice each month.
If you sign up for monthly giving we add 5 Votes for every $ you commit to.
For example if you commit to $50 a month we add 50 x 5 votes = 250 votes.
If I choose regular giving can I cancel anytime?
We understand peoples financial circumstances change, and you are free to cancel your regular giving at any time by logging into your account. Please note however that we add extra votes for regular giving (we love regular giving!). If more than 10% of a Charities regular donors cancel within 3 months of a draw date it can effect their eligibility for a grant
How often can I vote?
You can vote once a week for your favourite Charities and choose up to 3 each time. Votes cast more often than once a week are disregarded. You can donate as often as you want, and we add 1 Vote for every $ you give as a one-off donation and more if you commit to monthly giving. Please be aware that if you vote using fake email addresses or multiple email addresses your vote will not count. Even if you see the vote count go up, all fake votes are scrubbed before the grants are awarded.
Will I be contacted by any Charities?
When you vote or donate to a Charity they may wish to contact you to thank-you for your support and keep you up-to-date with the work they're doing. When it occurs, contact will usually be via email, and in some instances telephone. When a Charity wishes to contact a supporter we have strict guidelines in place that include:
- Only Charities that you have voted for, donated to, or indicated as one of your favourites can make contact. We do not share your details with any Charity you have not indicated as one of your favourites.
- If making contact by telephone, they are only able to contact you once unless you ask for more information or consent to be contacted again. Your contact details are not stored for future contact.
- If making contact by email there must be a clear and easy way for your to unsubscribe from future emails
- They must be courteous, professional and polite. We hope you'll be interested in hearing from them, but if you're not, no further contact is made
- They must abide by the Fundraising Institute of Australia's guidelines regarding contacting you, which can be found here
If you believe any Charity is not abiding by these guidelines we want to hear from you and you can send an email with the details to [email protected]
* For this round charities pay a one-off fee of $200 and 0% platform fee. Some charities may remain on our old pricing plan which means our normal platform fee of 6.5% applies on donations. If in doubt please check with the relevant charity.
$22,000 shared between 40 Charities. Top #10 Animal • Disadvantaged • Medical • General
1st in each Category receives $2,000
2nd & 3rd in each Category receives $1,000 each
4th & 5th in each Category receives $500 each
6th - 10th in each Category receives $100 each
Each $ = 1 Vote
The votes shown are a preliminary count and may be adjusted up or down. A final count is done before we award the grants. If you work for a charity listed above and are concerned that the votes are not accurate please contact us
Only registered charities appear in our leaderboard and are eligible for a grant. If you wish to register your Charity for free, please click here
To receive a grant as part of this round a Charity must finish in the Top 10 for their category. To receive a grant of $1,000 or greater they must have have a minimum of 1,000 votes.
Rocky?s K9 Rescue
Rocky?s K9 Rescue doesn?t discriminate by age size nor breed. We take the good the sad and the ugly. We take the sick and the difficult, the abused and the abandoned. Our dogs come from private surrendering, pounds and shelters. Our finances are constantly stretched as we rely on the generosity of our supporters and private funding. Any donations are most appreciated and are used to benefit our dogs.See More
Pound Patrol Rescue
24/7 365 days a year Pound Patrol is the voiceless for the voiceless animals that are in pounds being killed for no fault of their own. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome. One by one till there are noneSee More
A Perfect Foundation
A Perfect Foundation is a For-Social Change Organisation created to empower local communities in remote regions through education to make a sustainable difference. We believe we can positively connect local communities with a sustainable Tourism Industry and protect the environment by developing the first recycling and waste management program in the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia. North Sipora covers an area of 383km2, 192km2 of which is still forested. It supports a population of just over 12,000, the most populated region in the Mentawai Islands, living in a total of 29 villages. The area?s infrastructure is improving with paved roads, electricity, a large public health Centre, a regular fast ferry passenger service from the mainland, regular goods ferries, internet and phone connectivity and 8 established resorts for visitors. There is currently no plastic waste management system in place in North Sipora and the majority of households burn their plastic waste. Plastic waste that isn?t burnt is dumped and often finds its way into rivers or the ocean, especially after heavy rains or a storm. At its current population, North Sipora has a potential to produce 2.5 tons of rubbish a day, 60% of which is recyclable. Education on the correct disposal of plastic waste is extremely limited, littering of the environment is a standard practice and continues on unchecked. There are 36 public and private schools in North Sipora, from Pre-school to Secondary age. On occasions, these schools have been seen to carry out clean-ups in their area however the resulting collection of waste is either burnt or dumped. Single use plastics, such as plastic bags, drinking water cups, straws, bottles, are used in abundance throughout the community. A local shop has reported using 400kg of plastic bags per month, costing over 10 million rupiah. We currently have two full time Project Coordinators, a full time volunteer and two Indonesian staff based at our Education and Conservation Centre, where we have currently taught over 400 adults and children English skills and environmental practices.See More
Alaskan Malamute Rehoming Aid Australia Incorporated
Alaskan Malamute Rehoming Aid Australia inc, rescues Alaskan Malamutes and other arctic breeds from pounds and other shelters as well as take in arctics that need rehoming. We also provide assistance to people with their arctics and education and willl help people keep their dogs in periods of need.We provide vet work, kennelling, medication and support and at present have over 60 dogs in our care. The vet and kennelling costs are considerable and we rely on donations to assist us to continue. SEESee More
Golden Oldies Animal Rescue
To Rescue & Rehome Animals in Need via Ethical Rescue Standards With a main focus on the elderly and frail whom are at high risk of being killed in our pounds.See More
Farm Animal Rescue Inc
Farm Animal Rescue is a place of refuge for animals that have been freed from abusive situations and factory farms, each of which receives the best of life time care. The farm is open to visitors on a regular basis, so that people can come to meet our residents. Each visitor has the opportunity to rub a pigs belly, pat a sheep, tumble around with a goat, and feed a rooster. During these animal contact sessions, we will tell visitors what the animals endured before they were rescued, and what life is really like for the millions of others on factory farms that we cannot save.See More
L'Arche Australia provides support and resources to developing and sustaining communities of L'Arche in Australia. L'Arche exists to empower people with intellectual disabilities to make their unique and significant contribution to Australian society. Community life in L'Arche is characterised by relationships of mutuality between people who live with the experience of disability and others who share life and friendship with them in faith based communities. Over the past 40 years L'Arche Australia has supported foundations in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Hobart. In 2018 our focus is on the development of emerging projects in Adelaide and Perth. Existing communities in Sydney and Melbourne are supporting developing groups in the Hunter Valley and Bendigo. L'Arche Australia is a member of the International Federation of L'Arche, which has 152 member communities in 37 countries. In solidarity with communities in countries such as the Philippines and Bangladesh, L'Arche Australia offers financial and human resources to these communities.See More
Chihuahua Rescue Queensland Inc
We are a registered non-profit, incorporated charity based in South East Queensland, Australia. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixed breed dogs. Chihuahua Rescue Queensland is run by a team of dedicated volunteers who are committed to rescuing little dogs in need and helping them get back on their feet and find their forever home.See More
Gifts for Manus and Nauru Incorporated
Australia?s ?Offshore Processing? refugee policy has left nearly 2000 people in indefinite limbo in harsh and inhumane conditions on the Pacific Islands of Manus (PNG) and Nauru, for more than 4 years now. ?Gifts for Manus and Nauru? supports our asylum seeker and refugee friends at Manus and Nauru through the provision of mobile phone credit and smart phones, sending parcels of much needed items (clothes, shoes, dental and medical items, educational/ entertainment items etc), with access to necessary medications for those who have been cut off from medical support, and through provision of professional trauma counselling through our Therapy4Refugees program. Gifts for Manus and Nauru also refers people to other organisations and professionals as necessary (eg. Doctors 4 Refugees, or to legal professionals). If you would like to contribute financially, please see our ?how to donate? page, or if you would like to volunteer or if you would like more information, please contact us via email or message on the website, facebook page or twitter, or by joining our facebook group.See More
Wally's Doggie Rescue
Won $100See More