Developing and submitting an Annual Support Group Plan is a requirement for all Parkinson’s NSW Support Groups.
Plans are not just ‘red tape’; they are a way of keeping your Group on track and meeting regulatory and legislative reporting requirements – as well as insurance needs.
As Support Groups are part of Parkinson’s NSW (and not independent), we are required to report on all of your Group’s finances plus any fundraising activities to our sector’s governing body – the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) as well as to the Australian Tax Office (ATO).
Additionally, Support Groups are covered by Parkinson’s NSW Public Liability Insurance. Parkinson’s NSW annual insurance renewal is currently underway.
We must report on all social or recreational activities undertaken by Parkinson’s NSW Support Groups. This includes monthly meetings, outings, stalls, social events, art classes, dance classes, etc.
If your Support Group doesn’t do any additional activities outside of regular meetings, you are still required to submit an Annual Plan reflecting this.
As changes are made to your Plan throughout the year, you are required to update the Plan and submit the updated version.
To complete your Support Group’s Annual Plan, click here for the Simple Guide to Annual Planning. Consult with your Support Group Leadership Team and participants and submit the plan to Cassie Morgan, Support Group Coordinator.
We can provide advice and support to help you develop your plan. Contact Cassie to make a time to complete the Plan together over the telephone or Zoom.
Support Group Coordinator
T: 02 8051 1900
M: PO Box 71, North Ryde BC, NSW 1670.