The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) was established by the Australian Government in 1986, after the Australian Sports Commission Act 1985 called for the creation of a company to support the development of sport in Australia.
What is the ASF?
The ASF is a fully self-funded organisation since July 2015, and is located on the Australian Institute of Sport campus in Canberra. The ASF is a non-profit company limited by guarantee and has an independent Board of Directors and a team of staff who are passionate about sport and dedicated to helping community and sporting organisations throughout Australia. The ASF’s listing in the Income Tax Assessment Act (ITAA) 1997 as a Deductible Gift Recipient enables donations of $2 or more to be tax deductible.
Here’s how it works
Our registered projects with the ASF allows donors to use our tax deductible status to claim tax relief for any donation of $2 or more. Donors nominate from a number of projects as their preferred beneficiary and we grant monies raised to the project.
To date, the ASF has more than 2,000 registered projects.
Everyone benefits – Capital Football donors are able to claim tax deductions for their donations and our fundraising resources and guidance are available to help ensure the success of the fundraising campaign. All projects registered with the ASF are showcased on the ASF website, complete with photographs and other information to attract donors, and ASF accept donations using their online donation facilities, which makes it even easier for donors to pledge support!
The Capital Football Foundation was created to support the ACT Football Federation (also known as Capital Football). Capital Football is one of nine State Member Federations within the Football Federation Australia family. It is the peak body for football (soccer) in the ACT and Region with responsibility for organising and managing all competitions for Juniors, State, Capital, Premier and Futsal leagues. With more than 18,000 male and female players, football is the largest participation sport in the capital region.
We also have responsibility for referees and refereeing, coaches and coaching, game development and participation programs as well as high performance and elite programs such as Canberra United, events like the Kanga Cup International Youth tournament, FFA Cup games, school football and futsal competitions. Capital Football employs 17 staff and has an annual turnover in excess of $4m. We intend to raise funds to support the following programs:
1. Community football– to assist children from disadvantaged and low socio-economic background to participate in football by covering their registration and equipment fees. This would help to make football more accessible and affordable for a wider group of people.
2. Elite women’s program– to assist with alleviating costs associated with Canberra United FC’s participation in the national Westfield Women’s League. This will help to promote positive female role models, build community support and enhance relationships with clubs and other partners for the championship winning team.
3. Elite youth men’s program – to assist with costs associated with Canberra United FC’s participation in the national Foxtel Youth League from 2016/17 (pending successful admission into the League). This will help to promote an extended pathway to national competition for elite youth male footballers in Canberra and the surrounding region.
4. Infrastructure and facility development– to assist clubs and Capital Football to develop and build facilities. This would include enhancing existing infrastructure for football and futsal as well as building a Home for Football for community and high performance use.