AustCham Shanghai Community Outreach Expression

As a non-profit organisation, AustCham Shanghai supports and oversees effective community outreach activities in the People’s Republic of China and acts as a trustee for contributions made specifically to community outreach projects. AustCham Shanghai raises funds through its annual Great Australian Ball, Friday Night Aussie Drinks and other key events.

In 2009, AustCham Shanghai donated over 1 million RMB to selected Community Outreach projects. Click here to review projects supported.

Expressions of Interest are now open for Community Outreach projects in 2010/2011 which focus on:
* Education
* Elderly
* Disabled
* Migrant communities
* Low income families
* Environment

AustCham Shanghai is seeking Community Outreach projects in various sizes:
* Large project (1 each year) – 200,000 RMB
* Medium project (3-4 each year) – 25,000 RMB
* Small project (1-2 each year) – 8,000 RMB

Expression of Interest Proposals
Proposals will be accepted on an annual basis and must be submitted with the below details:
* Introduction on your organization
* Contact details including name, telephone number and email address
* Project that you would like AustCham Shanghai to support (photos are required)
* Region where the project is based
* Budget of the project, timeline & reporting
* Project control for effective use of donated funds
* Relationship with local charity organisations and Chinese government
* Other partners you are currently working with
* How the AustCham Shanghai donation would fit into your broader program
* Opportunities for member companies to get involved through volunteering & in kind donation

Criteria the Board of Directors considers include:
* AustCham Shanghai supports organisations with which it can form close ties and ongoing relationships
* The project must have positive sustainable impact with funds or support going directly to the project recipients
* Preference is given to local projects that benefit communities in Shanghai, surrounding areas and Yangtze Delta River Region
* The organisation must have transparent use of funds, accountable & able to issue or facilitate charitable receipts preferable and reports on a regular basis

Please contact Lily Sun (lily.sun@austchamshanghai.com) with your proposal by COB Friday, 19 March 2010.

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