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Charity trust sets a new direction for civic fundraising in the City of Logan

Published: 18 May 2016

Charity trust sets a new direction for civic fundraising in the City of Logan

Civic fundraising in the City of Logan will be given a new focus, with Logan City Council set to establish a new charity trust in the coming months.

Mayor Luke Smith said the trust would continue to raise funds for the Logan community, building on the efforts of the Logan Mayoress' Community Service Committee from the past 35 years.

"All Queensland councils have recently been made aware of recommendations from the Crime and Corruption Commission about separate legal entities using Council-related names, brands and trademarks," he said.

"It's now time to take our civic fundraising efforts to the next level, and I know this type of charity trust model has worked well in other cities, and will work well here in Logan," he said.

"A board of trustees will be appointed in the coming months to oversee the trust's operations, including how funds are distributed within the city to ensure greater levels of transparency and accountability for community groups who access the funding."

"We will be inviting people to apply for board positions and will be looking for specific skills to meet our requirements."

Logan Mayoress Andrea Smith said she was looking forward to being involved with the trust.

"Helping people in the community is something I'm keen to get involved with in my Mayoress role," she said.

"I'm looking forward to working with the trustees as the charity trust is established."