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Charity Subtype: [Pt 1] Health Promotion Charity “HPC” - A Charitable Institution

Part 1

When the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission register an organisation, its charity ‘subtypes’ are also publicly registered.

These reflect the category of that organisation’s charitable purpose, which is what its activities will work towards achieving.

Each subtype has a specific meaning under the law.

The subtype for discussion today is Health Promotion Charity.

A Health Promotion Charity is a *charitable institution* whose principal activity is to promote the prevention or control of diseases in people.

This may include providing public information about a disease, research to develop cures or treatments, or providing equipment to help people who are suffering from the disease.

Some examples of Health Promotion Charities:

🏥 Some community health care providers

🏥 Some medical research organisations

🏥 Organisations that work to raise awareness of human diseases

⚠️Important note: Not all health-related charities will be Health Promotion Charities.

📌We will discuss this further in our next post – stay tuned!

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