Bat Conservation Gift Fund

The fund was established by Ku-ring-gai Bat Conservation Society Inc. in 1998. It is a Deductible Gift Recipient  listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations and complies with Section 78 AB of Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.

KBCS Inc. actively solicits donations (donations of more than $2 are tax deductible) from the general public, government, corporations and community groups, in support of its aims and objectives as detailed in our constitution KBCS_Constitution.

Aims & Objectives

Preservation & conservation

  • Of grey-headed flying-foxes generally, and in particular Ku-ring-gai Flying-fox Reserve, Gordon

Protection

  • By law, of this species and other bat species (order Chiroptera) wherever their habitat

Education

  • Increase public awareness and understanding of bats, particularly flying-foxes, as part of the natural environment

Research

  • Encourage and fund further research into Megachiroptera, their biology and importance in the natural ecology of Australia and their effect on commercial fruit crops

Gift Fund Management

The management committee meets at least three times each year to approve distribution of monies from the Fund for environmental purposes and consider any other relevant business.View or download the gift fund rules:Bat_Conservation_Gift_Fund_Rules

The committee is responsible for ensuring that:

  • Proper accounting records and procedures are kept
  • Donations are properly recorded, receipted and banked into a separate account
  • An annual audited statement of income and expenditure is presented at the annual general meeting of KBCS Inc.
  • A statistical return is submitted annually to the Register of Environmental Organisations administered by the Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water Population and Communities

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Donations to the gift fund support research (above) and habitat restoration in Ku-ring-gai Flying-fox Reserve (below).