Neil Mitchell: How charities can share in ‘extremely generous’ fund
A generous anonymous Melburnian has $763,000 to give away to children’s charities this year and they’ve asked Neil Mitchell for his help.
The anonymous donor has set up a $21 million private ancillary fund overseen by Australian Philanthropic Services. Each year, through the fund, they’ll donate up to $1 million in fund earnings.
That’s where the Nightlight Project comes in.
“The nightlight offers comfort, it offers reassurance, it offers security, it gets the kids through the dark night in the way we hope this project will help them to get through the dark times in their lives,” Neil Mitchell said.
“It’s our job here and now to find those charities, those kids charities, to which the money can go this year.
“If this works, the man concerned has promised we can do it every year around this time.
“It could go on every year well after I’ve left radio, and let’s face it, kids are always going to need help.”
The donor has put some restrictions on the charities who are eligible: they must work with children, have DGR1 status and not spend an undue amount on administration.
Successful charities will have the funds in their bank account by the end of June.
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Press PLAY below to hear Neil Mitchell explaining how the Nightlight Project will work