We should also say good luck to pilot Dave, who is half of a team that’s in the final five of the Westpac Innovation Challenge. They’re up for $40,000 and six months in the Blue Chilli Startup Accelerator.
As you can see, we’ve been pushing the donation bandwagon a bit of late. We’re about to start our next financial year, and it’s our first after our big fundraising efforts to purchase Stella. It’s also the first end-of-financial year as part of Exsight, where we have the opportunity to collect tax deductible donations.
As you may be aware, Tandem Armidale is part of a larger non-profit group, Exsight Tandems. That means that we’re an incorporated, not for profit association, and in addition we have charitable status.
It’s the time of year for doing budgets, and we’re just working on ours. We need around $1200 to run for the year. It’s not a lot of money, and just about all of it is spent making sure our bikes are able to be ridden.
So maybe I’m being a big Star Trek nerd right here, but I couldn’t resist using the title.
After eight months of fund-raising we have still only made it a third of the way to our target for a new tandem. But it’s not all bad news. The funds we do have have netted us something after all…
As we previously outlined, Tandem Armidale is now part of Exsight Tandems. One thing this give us is the ability to collect tax deductible donations. Tax deductible if you pay income tax in Australia, at least. Obviously we’d love everyone to support us, but there’s lots of worthy organisations out there who can take your tax deductible donation.
Below we’ll let you know how you can make a donation, and some of what we’ve got to say you can apply to those other organisations too, so maybe donating to us isn’t something you can do right now, but maybe it can help you help another organisation.
The time has come for some changes around the Tandem Armidale camp. In some respect these changes are quite large, and will impact the way we do some things. In other ways nothing will change.