The Health Services Charitable Gifts Board
The Health Services Charitable Gifts Board (HSCGB) was formed on July 1, 2011, with the commencement of the Health Services Charitable Gifts Act, 2011, (HSCGB Act).
The Health Services Charitable Gifts Board replaced the former Commissioners of Charitable Funds.
In South Australia the Health Services Charitable Gifts Act 2011 provides for the administration of gifts to public health entities and repeals the Public Charities Funds Act 1935.
All donations made to the RAH Research Fund are vested with the HSCBG (in accordance with the HSCGB Act 2011) on behalf of the RAH, the Hanson Centre for Cancer Research.
When donations are made to the RAH Research Fund, we issue a tax deductable receipt to the donor (if the donation is $2 or above). If it is made clear that the donation is intended to be used for a particular area of research, or if there is a particular purpose tied to the donation, then this is recorded and adhered to.
There is a rigorous process in place that must be followed in order for researchers to gain access to the funds held by the HSCGB. Researchers apply to access funds and must provide full details of how the funds are to be used. There are also strict criteria that must be met before any funds are released for research.