ACNC report finds Australia’s smallest charities make important contribution to local communities

25th May, 2017

Australia’s smallest charities account for more than a third of the charity sector, according to a new report released in May 2017 by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

The report, Australia’s Smallest Charities, was produced by the ACNC in collaboration with the Centre for Social Impact and the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. Australia’s Smallest Charities is a sub-report of the Australian Charities Report, an annual analysis of the data reported by charities of all sizes in their Annual Information Statement.

ACNC Commissioner, Susan Pascoe AM, highlighted the significant contribution that ‘extra small’ charities make to the sector and the wider community.

“There are almost 19,000 extra small charities in Australia – that is, charities with annual income under $50,000,” Commissioner Pascoe said.

“Extra small charities account for 37% of charities in Australia, and make an important contribution to the local community. Read the media release and access the report here …