Our Corporate Responsibility

Kids Giving Back is a not for profit organisation limited by guarantee and is governed by the provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (the Corporations Act). We are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), which oversees the national regulatory framework for the not-for-profit sector, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (the ACNC Act 2012). Kids Giving Back is endorsed as a Public Benevolent Institution and a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 01 Jul 2013. It is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

The responsibility for compliance with the regulations contained in the Corporations Act, the ACNC Act, as well as the objects of the organisation sits with the Independent Board of Directors.

Board Members

Roxanne Dunkel (Chairperson)
David Schlessinger
Carole Schlessinger
Ruth Tofler- Riesel

The  Board is in the process of recruiting new members.

Kids Giving Back as a Not-for-Profit charity meets the costs of items such as insurance, venue hire, staff, materials and ingredients as well as other incidental expenses, by the generous contributions made by participants registering to attend our programs. This enables us to continue to provide more opportunities for young people, their families and schools to fulfil our mission of Creating the Next Generation of Generosity.

 Our charity seeks out opportunities for funding and new social enterprises to enable us to deliver programs across a range of communities.

 Our charity carries 20 million dollars public liability and general insurance.

Our Social Responsibility

Kids Giving Back aims embrace all opportunities that incorporate respect, mutually beneficial relationships and activities that promote social inclusion of all people.

Our organisation is committed to numerous initiatives to support and promote social responsibility, cohesion and inclusion.

A Child Safe Organisation.

Kids Giving Back is a proud Child Safe Organisation following the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations https://childsafe.humanrights.gov.au/national-principles/about-national-principles

All staff and adult volunteers working within our programs are expected to comply with the Kids Giving Back Code of Conduct.  Download here.

Reconciliation.

Kids Giving Back has a vision for reconciliation where Australia genuinely acknowledges and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original custodians of the land.

We commence each of our programs with an Acknowledgement of Country. An ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ is an opportunity to acknowledge, and pay respect, to the Traditional Owners ongoing custodians of the land – the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. An Acknowledgement of Country highlights the unique position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australian culture and history.

In 2020, Kids Giving Back will commence work on a Reconciliation Action Plan https://www.reconciliation.org.au/reconciliation-action-plans/

In joining the reconciliation community we aim to support the building of shared understanding and mutually respectful relationships between Aboriginals, Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians.

National Standards for Volunteer Involvement.

Kids Giving Back is a proud member of the Centre for Volunteering and regularly presents at conferences and events on volunteering. Introduced in Australia in 2015 the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement contain benchmarks specifically designed to help organisations attract, manage, recognise and retain volunteers, and to manage risk and safety with respect to volunteers.

The Standards are primarily for the use of organisations and cover all aspects of volunteer management. Kids Giving Back is committed to meeting the National Standards and has created a key role in the organisation to support the implementation and ensure best practice in volunteering.
https://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/resources/national-standards-and-supporting-material/#/