Annual Giving Program
Give the gift of theatre
At Barking Gecko, we create exquisitely crafted theatre that inspires children to imagine the world anew. We enrich lives, foster creativity and build empathy and understanding.
You can give children the gift of theatre by making a tax-deductible donation today.
The impact of your donation will extend beyond the stage. It will enable us to welcome children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds to the theatre and tour our work to regional and remote communities. Your donation can also help deliver our Creative Learning Programs to thousands of primary school children across WA.
As a Barking Gecko donor, we’ll take you and your family behind- the-scenes to see how our shows comes to life. You’ll also receive regular updates on the impact of your donation.
Make a secure online donation today, and we’ll be in touch soon to acknowledge your gift. All donations over $2 are tax deductible; a receipt will be emailed to you for tax purposes.
If you would prefer to fill out a donation form and send to PO Box 23, Northbridge WA 6003 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To discuss your donation or donate over the phone, please contact Barking Gecko’s Philanthropy and Sponsorship Manager on (08) 6212 9399.
Barking Gecko is a not for profit registered charity with DGR Item 1 status.
Frequently Asked Questions
Great question. The income Barking Gecko receives from ticket sales and drama workshops accounts for 30% of our revenue. More than ever, we are reliant on sponsorship and donations to deliver our much loved, highly valued work for the community. Your donation will help subsidise the cost of our tickets so they remain affordable for Western Australian families.
Your donation will support our theatre productions for children and their families. As well as welcome children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds to the theatre and tour our work to regional and remote communities.
Yes we are. Barking Gecko is a not for profit registered charity with DGR Item 1 status.
Yes you can. When making a donation using our secure donation page, you can choose for a specific donation amount to be deducted from your credit card weekly, monthly, 3 monthly, 6 monthly or 12 monthly.
Absolutely. If you would prefer to fill out a donation form, please click here (hyperlink to donation form) and send to PO Box 23, Northbridge WA 6003 or email@example.com
To donate over the phone, please call our friendly Philanthropy & Sponsorship Manager Monique Beaudoire on (08) 6212 9399.
To donate in person, please pop into our office Level 1, State Theatre Centre of WA, 178 William St, Perth (above ChiCho Gelato).
Yes it is. When you donate online you’ll receive a receipt to the email address you provided. When you post or email us a donation form, or drop it into the Barking Gecko office, we’ll email a receipt to you.
Make sure you retain your receipt to make your tax deduction at tax time. If you’ve lost your receipt we can send you a copy.
Donations to Barking Gecko of $25 and above will be acknowledged in our promotional material for 12 months. This includes our donor family webpage (hyperlink), show programs, signage in theatre foyers and annual report.
You can choose to be acknowledged as an individual, couple, family or organisation.
Alternatively, you can choose to remain anonymous, and your name will not be included in our donor listing.
No, you won’t. Otherwise the tax deductibility of your donation is compromised.
One of the conditions associated with tax deductible giving, set out in the 1997 Income Tax Assessment Act, is that the donor does not expect anything in return and does not benefit materially from the donation.
We encourage you to purchase tickets to Barking Gecko’s theatre productions. As a donor, you will be among the first to know when tickets go on sale.
Absolutely, you’re part of the Barking Gecko family now. You’ll receive invitations to events that take you and your family behind the scenes, to see how theatre comes to life. You’ll also receive our Imagination Dispatch donor report, updating you on the impact of your donation.
We encourage you to sign up to Barking Gecko monthly eNewsletter too.
Thanks, we’d love to have your continued support! On the twelve month anniversary of your donation we’ll post you a letter and donation form, inviting you to again donate to Barking Gecko.
Alternatively, when making a donation using our secure donation page, you can choose for a specific donation amount to be deducted from your credit card weekly, monthly, 3 monthly, 6 monthly or 12 monthly.
Yes! If you have any questions about donating to Barking Gecko please contact our friendly Philanthropy & Sponsorship Manager Monique Beaudoire on (08) 6212 9399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org