Charitable giving

If you have an interest in giving to the community, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start. While you may not consider yourself a ‘philanthropist’, these days there are a number of ways to give that can be rewarding for you and the community. As charitable giving can have a big impact on your tax position and your overall financial plan, it’s worthwhile seeking advice from a financial adviser who specialises in this area.

What should I consider first?

There are a number of ways to give to the community, but how you do this will depend on a number of factors. 

  • Your reasons for giving – Do you want to help the community in general, help a specific cause, establish an award or scholarship, claim a tax deduction or get your family involved in giving? 
  • The level of money you have to give – Do you have $20,000, $200,000 or $2million? 
  • The level of involvement you want – Do you want control over how funds are used or who will receive your donation? 
  • Your timeframe – Do you want to give during your lifetime, through your will or both?

Your answers to these questions will help you and your adviser decide on the best approach and whether planned giving is appropriate.

What’s next?

  • Learn more about planned giving and ways to leave a sustainable gift to the community. 
  • Contact Perpetual Private to speak to one of our financial advisers.


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