• Fundraising Policy
    This Policy governs Foundation fundraising. This includes all activities undertaken by or on behalf of the Foundation with the aim of seeking or receiving donations of money or property to the Foundation and to the Fund.
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  • Gift Acceptance Policy
    The Foundation is committed to ethical, accountable and transparent fundraising practices which build, protect and maintain public trust and confidence in the Foundation and are in keeping with the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct of the Fundraising Institute of Australia, the code of practice of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association and as a corporate entity bound by Australian laws and regulations.
    The purpose of this policy, the Foundation Fundraising Guidelines and Undertaking is to govern the acceptance of donations made to the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and to provide guidance to donors in relation to the making of gifts to the Foundation. It aims to provide:
    • Protection for the Foundation against breaches of ethical fundraising guidelines;
    • Protection for the Foundation against reputational risks and breaches of relevant laws, policies and inconsistencies with the Foundation’s values;
    • Protect the public who contribute money or benefits in response to fundraising activities;
    • Assist in meeting legal and compliance regime such as anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism;
    • Guidance for staff and Board Members.
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  • Privacy Policy
    Personal information collected by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act).

    Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation complies with the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act in handling personal information collected from donors, supporters, stakeholders, Foundation personnel and employees. 

    Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has developed a privacy policy to protect your privacy. Our privacy policy is available online or in hard copy on request, and may be reviewed and updated from time to time. Our Privacy policy helps you to understand why and how we collect and use personal information and what to do if you have questions or wish to correct personal information we hold about you. It also contains information about how you can complain about our privacy practices or our handling of your personal information and how we will deal with your complaint.

    The primary purpose for collecting personal information from individuals is to continue the philanthropic purposes of the Foundation including planning, funding and receiving donations, engaging with supporters, undertaking research and evaluating our services, and the services of charities we support. The information we collect will depend upon your relationship with the Foundation. A collection notice will be given to you setting out these uses prior to the time we collect information. Wherever possible the Foundation uses information in a de-identified form. Personal information will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent, except where disclosed, permitted or required under the Privacy Act.

    We may also store personal information in the ‘cloud’ which may mean that it resides on servers which are situated outside Australia. You can update your personal information, communication preferences, including the type of information about the Foundation that you receive, by contacting us.

    Visitors to the Website
    When you visit our website, your computer’s assigned IP address, the date and time of your visit, the information accessed and the referring page is recorded and used in an aggregate or non-identifiable format for statistical purposes. ​Like many websites, our website may use ‘cookies’ from time to time. Cookies may also be used to record non-personal information such as the date and time and duration of your visit, but will not be aggregated or linked to particular individuals unless required by law. You have the ability to decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser.   ​

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  • Whistleblower Policy

    The objective of this policy is to encourage reporting of serious wrongdoing that is of legitimate concern by providing a convenient and safe reporting mechanism and protection for people who make serious wrongdoing disclosures.

    In 2019 the Commonwealth Government amended the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to provide additional protections for whistleblowers in the corporate sector. From 1 January 2020, the new Commonwealth Whistleblower regime came into operation. The new whistleblower regime affords greater protection to whistleblowers in entities (including certain charities), as well as harmonising the previous patchwork of inconsistent Australian whistleblower protection laws.

    The Foundation supports the making of whistleblower disclosures and the protection afforded to persons making disclosures under the Commonwealth whistleblower regime, and where applicable, the Victorian State law.

    This Whistleblower Policy supersedes previous Foundation-related protected disclosure policies.

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