As You Like It, Act II, scene vii William Shakespeare
Well 2020 has been quite a year already.
Fires, Covid-19, isolation and the closure of theatres.
The hit to our revenue stream was as bad as you can imagine on top of last year’s unexpected fire remediation bill in excess of $100,000 for essential building work.
We did receive a generous grant to replace our air conditioning, and upgrade our facade and laneway, welcome and much-needed improvements. Our volunteers, staff and builders have been busy during dark (theatre) times.
It is a tricky time for theatre world-wide and hopefully we can all recover.
We are asking you make sure this happens on a local level.
As a volunteer-based community theatre we think that what we do is important and we believe that we are valued as a cultural asset for the community.
Can you help? We appreciate volunteer labour, becoming a member, contribution of time and attendance but what we need most urgently is money.
We haven’t had any income since February 2020. Social distancing means a strict limit on patron numbers so box office revenue will be significantly reduced until those limits are raised.
But the bills keep coming in!
Our Council rates are more than $14,000 per year and insurance and utilities are also very costly.
Any donation will be appreciated and donations of $2 and above are tax deductible.
Or talk to us about sponsoring a chair with a nice shiny plaque with your name on it.
Helping to enhance public trust and confidence in registered charities
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has developed the Tick of Charity Registration (the Registered Charity Tick) for registered charities to show the public that they are registered with the ACNC.
The Registered Charity Tick aims to give reassurance to the public that registered charities are transparent and accountable by highlighting their presence on the ACNC Charity Register.
Registered charities are not required to use the Registered Charity Tick, but those that do must accept some terms and conditions of use.
The ACNC officially launched the Registered Charity Tick to the public on 14 December 2016. They intend to support the launch with a range of advertising and marketing activities to make sure the public is aware of the Tick.
ASCCA is delighted by the opportunity to display such a supportive logo.