Bordertown Health and Community Foundation has been given a Big Tick by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.
The Big Tick has been created to help charities show the public they are registered with the ACNC, and to promote public trust and confidence in the sector after some charities were found in the past to be abusing their status.
The BHC Foundation is a non-taxable public charitable Trust formed in March 2009, which has been created by and for the people of Bordertown and district community.
All donations to the BHC Foundation are tax deductible.
BHC Chair Ken McInerney said the latest recognition by the ACNC was very pleasing.
“This acknowledgement should give residents of Bordertown confidence that, when making a donation or a bequest to the Foundation, it is going to a charity that is has transparency at its core.”
“The aim of the Foundation is to do whatever it can to keep our hospital open and providing as many services as possible,” he said.
“Through the generosity of Bordertown community and with the support of our Murray to Moyne teams, we have been able to distribute large sums to the hospital every year to improve the health outcomes for patients.”