BECOME A MEMBER
Do you have an existing environmental project, or are you ready to launch one? Does your organisation require auspicing for tax-deductible donations? Environmental not-for-profit organisations, incorporated entities, community groups, and individuals are invited to submit an expression of interest here.
Membership with Mullum SEED provides your project and organisation with a range of benefits – see below! We look forward to welcoming you.
An Auspice Agreement will be created enabling:
- Your environmental project to receive tax deductible donations via Mullum SEED’s Bunya Fund*.
- Application of grants that require DGR and/or Charity status.
*A sliding-scale administration fee is charged.
If you project requires public liability insurance, you can access ours (Mullum SEED can cover your insurance if your organisation has a core base of up to 10 core members). Access to a group insurance model significantly reduces costs for your organisation’s insurance, bringing it to just $215* per annum.
*In addition to membership fee.
Enjoy skill development workshops pitched precisely for environmental not-for-profits and community groups, including:
- Grant Writing
- Social Media Strategy
- And more (we consult with you to shape our workshop program)
We apply for grants and sponsorships to get the workshops funded, resulting in fully subsidised or seriously reduced attendance fees. You’re welcome : )
Winning grants is easier with support letters. We provide a support letter to help authorise your project and demonstrate local community alliance.
Grant Application Support
Support with writing your grant application* from Mullum SEED’s General Managers and our skilled and experienced Board members.
Access to grant lists for environmental organisations via our subscriptions.
*Add on service.
Access to Land
We manage the Community Enterprise Gardens at 156 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby. Members can access land and utilities to conduct their activities (when sites are available). It’s where local projects are nourished and raised! Talk with us to find out more.
Current member’s projects on site:
- ReForest Now’s Rainforest Nursery
- Byron Community College’s Permaculture & Horticulture Courses
- Mullum Mens Shed
- Mullum Organic Food Coop
- Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare’s Mother Earth Educators
- The Mullumbimby Community Gardens
Authority to Fundraise
Member’s projects with an Auspiced Agreement qualify for access to our umbrella Authority to Fundraise licence, saving your organisation time and effort to apply for your own. Also valuable if your organisation’s legal structure is not compliant for gaining an Authority to Fundraise.
Resources to Build your Organisation
All Members gain access to Mullum SEED Members Resources cloud-based folder for templates, policies, factsheets and information for building and maintaining your organisation. Here’s a taster:
- How to create a not-for-profit organisation
- How to create a community group
- Department of Fair Trading Fact Sheets
- Mission & Vision Statements by TopNonProfits
- Managing an Incorporated Association