Donate with confidence.
Who are the Benevolent Society?
The Benevolent Society “empower and educate for personal and societal change” by supporting families, delivering home care and support services, undertaking community development programs and advocating on behalf of children, families, older people and people with a disability. They work in New South Wales and Queensland.
Why do they exist?
They are “driven by a vision of a just society where all Australians can live their best life.”
What do they do?
The Benevolent Society work across the following areas.
- Children and families: targeted and intensive family support, financial inclusion (education and budgeting), counselling, supporting transition to kindergarten and school, allied health services, parenting and community education, community development, supported play groups, domestic violence support.
- Disability services and support: referral, assessment services and support services, domestic support, various respite services, community access, social support, transport, home-based care, meals on wheels, home maintenance, allied health, community development and leisure and wellness
- Aged care: referral, assessment services and support services, domestic support, various respite services, social support, transport, home-based care, meals on wheels, home maintenance, allied health, transitional care, community development, social investment that supports health and wellness outcomes for older people, and dementia education for carers.
- Supporting carers: Specialised support for young carers and carers of people with dementia, mental ill-health, or children with a severe and profound disability.
- Mental health services: information, advice and referral, home-based and community-based respite, overnight respite, social support, advocacy, support and intake assessment, educational retreats, and follow up workshops for carers.
- Community programs: specialised programs to connect communities and engage children at school.
How do they earn their money?
How do they spend their money?
Should I donate to The Benevolent Society?
The Benevolent Society is a legally registered charity with deductible gift recipient status. They demonstrate they are trustworthy; they describe how they are governed, by whom they are governed and managed, and are transparent with their finances. The Benevolent Society also demonstrate they are effective. They describe their strategy and activities in depth, and the results of their work. They have undertaken research on the causes and challenges for their beneficiaries and they design programs that address those problems. In addition, evaluation is embedded within their organisational culture. They work to understand how effective their programs are and share their evaluation reports for others to learn from.
The Benevolent Society demonstrate they are both trustworthy and effective. Based on our analysis, we believe your donation will be used carefully and strategically to achieve their mission. It is for this reason we give a ‘donate with confidence’ recommendation.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
We have investigated the finances, operations and results of The Benevolent Society and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and whether there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also examines whether the charity can demonstrate that they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendations for potential donors and the reasoning behind them.
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Find out whether The Benevolent Society is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on the findings of our analysis.