support THE ARGONAUTs
We are a proud, visible and 100% volunteer-run organisation. We provide a physical, mental, and emotionally healthy space for LGBTQIA+ people to gather, exercise and socialise.
WE DEPEND ON THE GENEROSITY OF OUR DONORS AND SPONSORS
Since 2001, when the club was founded, we have been determined to provide a safe, reliable fleet and equipment that is accessible to all our Argonaut members. Our club aims to develop rowing and coaching skills, as well as Argonauts' competition ability.
By supporting the Melbourne Argonauts Boat Fund, you can help the Argonauts to sustain and grow a strong rowing club for the LGBTQIA+ community and its friends — for people just like Jac.
Club membership fees only cover our basic operating costs and do not raise any funds towards capital expenditure. This means that we must rely on other revenue streams, such as grants, sponsorship and your donations, to be able to afford the purchase and maintenance of boats, oars, rowing machines and coaching equipment.
We partner with the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) so that anyone can make a gift to the ASF with the funds be directed to the Melbourne Argonauts Boat Fund. Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible for Australian taxpayers.
Rowing is arguably one of the more expensive sports in terms of the equipment required simply to function, whether it be to purchase or maintain. Our immediate needs this year include:
For the Argonauts to be able to participate in regattas and rowing camps, and be a viable rowing club, we also raise funds through social events and our programs: Learn to Row and Return to Row.
Please support us to keep our club afloat and make a tax-deductible donation today!
We would be delighted to explore how you or your organisation can make a meaningful impact to the Argonauts and our community. Please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss partnership and sponsorship opportunities.
WE VALUE DIVERSITY, CELEBRATION, FUN, VOLUNTEERS, OPENNESS, INCLUSIVENESS, AND DID WE SAY…FUN.
ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN SPORTS FOUNDATION LTD.
The Australian Sports Foundation Ltd. (ASF) was established by the Australian Government to assist organisations to raise funds through public & corporate donations for the development of sport in Australia. Pursuant to the ASF’s listing in the Income Tax Assessment Act (1997) (div 30, S 30-90), donations of $2 or more to the ASF are tax-deductible.
Donors must contribute unconditionally to the ASF to claim a tax deduction, however the ASF’s structure makes it possible for a donor to nominate a registered project as the preferred beneficiary of their gift. Melbourne Argonauts Queer Rowing Club Inc Boat Fund, project no. 205005, is registered with and conducted under the charter of the ASF.
All claims are subject to being accepted by the Commissioner of Taxation. If either an individual or business is uncertain of their position, they should seek their own professional advice.