Basic Religious Charities

McGregor-Lowndes, Myles & Crittall, Marie (2015) Basic Religious Charities. ACPNS Current Issues Information Sheet 2015/2.


Just over 44,000 registered charities filed their first Annual Information Statement (AIS) return with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) before the end of October 2014. Of these, 10,918 charities self-identified as Basic Religious Charities (BRCs). These are usually, but not always, unincorporated religious congregations which receive no or little government funding.

Having a central agency for reporting, in the form of the ACNC, having access to information supplied in the AIS by registered organisations has allowed access to new measures of charities and their activities. In September 2014 the ACNC, in conjunction with Curtin University Not-for-profit Initiative, released a high-level report on the first AIS, and the data were also made available digitally through the Australian Government Data Repository.

This factsheet builds on that report by focusing on BRCs.

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ID Code: 83790
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Additional Information: ACPNS Current Issues Information Sheet 2015/1
Keywords: Charity, ACNC, Benchmarking, Religious Charities
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2015 23:20
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:51

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