Preferred Donor Arrangements

Donations to NFAW Ltd are tax deductible under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997—the NFAW is the only broadly focused women’s organisation to have such status in its own right.
Further, under the Act the NFAW can share this status with compatible women’s organisations. This means that tax-deductible donations can be made to the NFAW, with donors expressing a preference for the purpose for which their donations will be used.

The NFAW encourages other women’s organisations or projects to access this assistance to tax-effective fund raising, by seeking the Board’s agreement to such an arrangement. The Board looks favourably on organisations and individuals that don’t have large financial resources at their disposal, with most donor funds established being in the $5000 to $40,000 range.

Groups supported through the preferred donor fund include:

ACT of Women Giving

ACT of Women Giving is a giving circle established to support projects that benefit women and girls in the ACT and surrounding areas. Participants are asked to donate $500 or $1,000 per year, that will be gifted to 1 or 2 projects annually.

The Giving circle provides great opportunity to leverage the impact of your individual giving through the multiplier effect of being a part of a larger group. You will also have the opportunity to connect with like minded women, whilst learning about and making a difference to support women and girls in the local community.

If you require further information, please contact Lesley Harris, Founder <> or 0419123515

Australian Women Donors Network

The Australian Women Donors Network – a community of women and men who fund projects that invest in women and girls. They do not raise funds but believe in the power of networks and being a conduit between funders and women’s organisations.


BIMA Wear Association Inc Building Fund

Bima Wear Association Inc is a not for profit organisation based on the Tiwi Islands in the NT. Our Association objectives are:

  • to reduce poverty and promote the welfare and development of women and girls of the Aboriginal community at Bathurst Island
  • to improve the living standards of Tiwi women and girls
  • to provide a safe facility for Tiwi women and girls to access support
  • to provide programs which facilitate capacity building, education, skill development, economic development and community development
  • to foster the preservation and development of traditional and other cultural and recreational activities.

Bima Wear is seeking support for funding to build temporary rental accommodation. These units will assist in our daily work and provide an income to support Bima Wear’s existing employment program. For further information about our building project please contact us through our website contact page at

Casting for Recovery ACT

Casting for Recovery (CfR) ACT aims to enhance the quality of life of women, who are recovering from breast cancer, through the therapeutic sport of fly fishing, within a supportive environment at weekend retreats. The CfR program is open to all women who have experienced breast cancer, of all ages and and stages of recovery, at no cost to them. This innovative program has attracted endorsements from medical and psychosocial experts.

Given that a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer each day of the year in the ACT, there is a large pool of women, who could benefit from this program.

For more information on CfR ACT see

or follow us on Facebook Casting for Recovery or


or phone 0490256505.

Collective Shout: For a world free of sexploitation

Collective Shout is a dynamic grassroots campaigning movement working to address the objectification of women and sexualisation of girls.

Through the ‘collective shout’ of our supporters, we pressure corporations, advertisers, marketers and media which exploit the bodies of women and girls to sell products and services, to change their behaviour.

Collective Shout is at the forefront of challenging the pornification of culture in all it’s forms.

They make it easy for concerned individuals to have their voices heard by equipping and empowering them to take action.

You can learn more about their current campaigns at  or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

Fair Agenda

Fair Agenda is an independent community advocacy organisation working to bring about a fair and equal future for women.  We believe in a world where all women have thefreedom, opportunity and security they deserve; and we want to remove the barriers that stand in the way of this.  We know Australians believe in a fair go, and so we’re working to help them take action in moments when fair has fallen off the agenda.  Whether it’s by adding their voice to a petition, meeting with people in their community, sharing their story with a CEO, or helping get a television ad on the air – we will work to help people around the country come together to drive change.

Her Place: Women’s Museum Australia Ltd

“HER PLACE ” a space to honour women, inspire girls and educate everyone.
Featuring the social, civic and entrepreneurial achievements of women, known and unknown, it will be a contemporary and energetic place of discovery and debate, an education resource which constantly revives and showcases the contribution of women to this state and country. It will be an on-line and on-site treasure trove with changing exhibitions and travelling displays.

For more information on HER PLACE see

Holroyd High Fund for Refugee Girls

Holroyd High Fund for Refugee Girls furthers the education of young women asylum seekers and refugees in Australia. The initial focus is on girls at Holroyd High School in Western Sydney.
Contact details

Dorothy Hoddinott

Pamela Denoon Lecture Fund

Pamela Denoon was National Coordinator of WEL from 1982-84. She actively lobbied for women’s rights in Canberra during the 1980s and established by bequest the NFAW and the Pamela Denoon Trust. An annual lecture is held in Canberra in her memory.
Contact details

Phone Chris Paterson


Pro Choice Tasmania

ProChoiceTas is a Tasmanian based coalition of organisations and individuals who believe that termination of pregnancy should be safe, legal and accessible. We call on the Tasmanian Government to repeal all criminal laws restricting termination of pregnancy. More information will soon be made available at

Project Deborah

Project Deborah is a capacity building program for professionally qualified Jewish women, 30 years plus. The use of the name “Deborah” reflects many of the qualities that the Project wishes to emulate. The biblical figure Deborah was a prophetess and judge amongst the Jewish people and stood exclusively on her own merits, a strong role model for Jewish women today. Further, the Hebrew word Deborah means “bee”. Bees work in on orderly, innovative manner for the greater good. They invest in their future by working hard in the present. The aims of the project are to:

  • Enhance the leadership capacity of young women within the community
  • Increase the collaborative capacity of the community through networks
  • Give women a voice to share their experiences of issues and stories that are important to them, in the workforce, in the community and at home.

Please visit our website at For further information please contact

Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust and Shilling Fund

Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust and Shilling Fund fosters the vision of providing a physical and virtual space for women of Victoria to reach their full potential, bring about social change and provide opportunities for women to be inspired for the future.
Contact details

Megan Lewis, Shilling Fund Coordinator, QV Women’s Centre, Gound Floor, 210 Lonsdale St Melbourne Vic 3000


WEL NSW is the New South Wales branch of the Women’s Electoral Lobby, Australia. The Women’s Electoral Lobby is a national, independent, non-party political, feminist lobby group that for over 40 years has worked tirelessly to improve the position of women in society. WEL NSW focuses on lobbying, campaigns and activities across NSW. Current work includes improving financial security for women and campaigning to end violence against women. For more about WEL NSW please visit

Contact details

Jozefa Sobski, Convenor, WEL NSW 8 Victoria Street, Newtown, NSW 2042


Women’s Electoral Lobby (Australia)

Support of research and education projects
Contact details

Mrs Deborah Poulton, PO Box 191, Civic Square ACT 2608

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

Founded in 1915, the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) empowers women to work effectively for peace and justice in every Australian state and territory, and in 45 countries around the world.

WILPF women stand for:

Political solutions to international conflicts
The promotion of women to full and equal participation in all society’s activities
The respect of fundamental human rights and the right to development in a sustainable environment
Economic justice within and among states
Elimination of racism and all forms of discrimination

Contact details

Janette McLeod (Treasurer)

Web site: