Q. What is the legal structure of Wayward Woman Giving Fund (WWGF)?
A. WWFG is a subsidiary of the Society of Australian Punk Inc. (SOAP). SOAP is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
Q. Is my donation to Wayward Woman Giving Fund tax-deductible?
A. No. At this stage Wayward Woman Giving Fund and the Society of Australian Punk Inc. (SOAP) do not have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.
Q. Does 100% of my membership or donation go to the grant recipients? How are administrative expenses covered?
A. 99% of your membership or donation will go to grant recipients. 1% of your membership or donation will be spent on annual adminitration costs such as website registration and certain external apps which we use to make your experience using our website an easy and professional one.
We also rely on the generous time and effort of volunteers, sponsorship, event, raffle and merchandise income, as well as in-kind donations from individuals and local businesses to contribute to our collective fund.
WWGF committee members are volunteers and none of them receive any payments or material benefits of any kind from their participation. They are all also members themselves.
Q. What are the terms and conditions for becoming a member?
A. Please find the T&Cs for membership HERE
Q. What are the different member levels and benefits? Can I pay my membership in installments?
A. The Wayward Woman Giving Fund believes that anyone can be a philanthropist. That’s why we have created diffent membership levels to suit everyone's budget.
There are seven Membership levels:
- Onyx - $5 per month / $60 a year
- Garnet - $10 per month / $120 a year
- Ruby - $15 per month / $180 a year
- Emerald - $25 per month/$300 a year
- Sapphire - $50 per month/$600 a year
- Amethyst - $75 per month/$900 a year
- Diamond - $100 per month/$1200 a year
Membership fees can be paid weekly, fortnightly, monthly or annually.
One off donations are welcome at any time which will be allocated to our collective fund.
Q. What does it mean to be a member of WWGF?
A. As a valued member, your donation will be pooled with that of the other members and used to create much-needed grants that can make a difference to non-profit organisations and projects that focus on one of our four key areas.
Grant recipients are collectively chosen by members and every member who has paid their donation (minimum $60 per year) will have a vote in the selection process as well as receiving other member benefits. Through being a member of WWGF you can make a meaningful difference through collective giving.
Q. What are the benefits of becoming a member?
A. Membership benefits include voting on where our grants are awarded, special rates to our events, access to our members-only Facebook group, a mention of your business or project in our monthly newsletter and more!
‘One member, one vote’ applies to all membership levels when choosing who will receive the grants.
Q. Do you only allow women to become members?
A. No, we also welcome men to become members of our giving circle community.
Q. Do I have to live in Victoria to join?
A. No. Members from across Australia are welcome, but at this stage we are only focusing on supporting Victorian non-profit organisations and projects.
Q. What do I have to do to be involved?
A. The only requirement to become a member is a minimum donation of $60 a year, but you also have the option to become more involved by attending one of our events or by joining a subcommittee as a volunteer, which can be a very rewarding experience in itself. However, this is not a requirement and we are just happy to have you as part of our Giving Circle community.
Q. How does WWGF stay in touch with its members?
A. We use our Website, Facebook, Instagram, email and our Newsletter to stay in touch with our members.
Q. Is my charity eligible to apply for a grant?
A. Wayward Woman Giving Fund (WWGF) awards a yearly grant to four organisations or projects that focus on and benefit one of our four key areas (See Grant information).
All organisations must have Not-for-profit or Charitable status – i.e., be an incorporated association or an organisation that is registered as a charity with the Australian Charity and Non-Profit Commission (ACNC).
We may also donate to individuals who are creating projects that focus on one of the four key areas.
Overseas registered charities are not eligible.
Q. How do you decide who gets the grants?
A. We welcome eligible organisations and individuals to fill out an application form that can be found on our website
A grants subcommittee that is made up of our members will review and evaluate the appliations. We will then share information on these applicants to each WWGF member for review and voting.
The results of the voting are then announced at our annual WWGF event and the successful grant recipients will be presented with their grants and have the opportunity to speak with our members.