Friends Public Fund has changed

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The Australian Government has changed the rules relating to environmental funds, and that includes the Friends of the ANBG Public Fund.

The Register of Environmental Organisations has been abolished, and along with it the need for organisations such as the Friends to have a Public Fund as a separate section of their financial arrangements.

Tax-deductible Gift Recipient status now reverts to the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens Inc. Donations in future will continue to be tax deductible, and donors will be issued with an official receipt which clearly shows that the donation is tax deductible.

In the twenty years since it was established, donations to the Friends of the ANBG Public Fund have totalled $406,824. Overwhelmingly these donations have come from Friends members. All donations received are reserved for Gardens-related projects.