Queensland Audit Services community COVID-19 donations
2020 has foisted tremendous change and uncertainty upon communities and their organisations. This uncertainty can stress and have serious long term impact on effectiveness and productivity.
Therefore, leaders have a role to play in ensuring our communities are supported during periods of ongoing change.
Queensland Audit Services is leading a unique and exciting new initiative that gives back to community organisations during such challenging times to provide much-needed financial support.
Queensland Audit Services has created a COVID-19 Donation based on a flat percentage of the audit fee for eligible Community Service Organisations affected by the restrictions and impacts of COVID-19.
“Understandably many businesses, services and people throughout the community have been affected by this pandemic and as a community we can all find ways in which we can support and reassure each other through these times,” says Queensland Audit Services Director Kent Gripske.
Queensland Audit Services has set out rigorous but not arduous eligibility criteria for community organisations to apply. A key point is that an organisation must be a QAS audit client impacted by COVID-19 on their trading conditions and activities to the extent that a decline in revenue can be shown. Donation amounts are then deposited back into the bank accounts of successful applicants.
Feedback received from community groups is that the initiative is regarded as one of the most community-minded gestures in challenging times.
“As our business is not immune to the effects of COVID-19, reasonable criteria as to how we administer our offer of a COVID-19 donation has been developed to ensure we maintain our professional obligations to audit clients as well as our financial obligations to our employees and suppliers,” added Queensland Audit Services Director David Johnston.
Queensland Audit Services will provide a cash donation based on a percentage of the total 2020 audit fee to the organisation by way of EFTPOS or cheque. This donation will be made upon payment of the audit fee. To request an application form contact Queensland Audit Services on 1300 880 130.
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