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.
To donate over the phone, please call our friendly Philanthropy Manager, Giorgia Mack on (08) 6184 4905.
To donate in person, please pop into our office Unit 1, 28 John Street, Northbridge WA 6003.
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, 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.