Support Act’s Help A Mate service provides an opportunity for friends, family and/or work colleagues to raise money for an artist, roadie or music worker who is in need or suffering hardship or distress.
This can be done through a direct appeal, where Support Act will set up a secure online donation facility in the name of the person being helped. Donors can make tax deductible donations to this appeal via the Support Act website. This facility enables you to focus on raising awareness, spreading the word and rallying support for your appeal.
Support Act can remit the funds to the beneficiary’s account either on completion of the appeal, or as instalment amounts paid during the appeal.
We will write a letter to the beneficiary confirming that the donation is a charitable gift to the beneficiary, which means it is not subject to tax. As a one-off charitable gift, it will not affect the beneficiary’s Centrelink Benefits.
10% of the money raised in your Help a Mate appeal is retained by Support Act. This money will help us to continue our charitable objectives including Help a Mate Appeals.
Support Act ‘s Help A Mate service is an easy, cost effective way of helping a mate – and it works. Support Act has helped the music community raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for their mates in recent years. You can see current Help A Mate appeals on our website.
Please apply below to set up a Help a Mate appeal. We will review promptly. Our goal is to have your appeal up and running within 7 days of approving your application.
If would like to Help a Mate by holding a benefit concert or event through Support Act, you will need to apply using the Benefit Concert / Event Application form. (This is available in the drop down menu under Help a Mate). This can be done in addition to, or instead of, an Appeal.