Helping Hand is incorporated under the South Australian Associations Incorporation Act 1985. We are a not-for-profit, non-government organisation.
We are registered as a charity by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.
As a charity, we have deductible gift recipient status. This means people who donate to Helping Hand can claim a tax deduction and it allows us to apply for certain types of funding. Helping Hand is recognised by the Australian Tax Office as a Public Benevolent Institution.
We have a constitution which sets out the objectives of the organisation and how it is run including:
- Helping Hand was set up to provide accommodation and care for ageing and disabled people
- Any funds made from our activities must be retained by the organisation and not distributed to any members (which is what makes us not-for-profit)
We have a Board of Directors, which is set up by the constitution, and its objectives are to:
- Give an independent view of governance; and
- Ensure high level operations including finances, acquisitions, care governance and corporate identity are performing to the highest level to meet the needs of our clients.