Cancer Council Australia

Annual Review 2015-2016

Revenue and subscriptions

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Funding of Cancer Council Australia’s activities comes mainly through subscriptions paid by its members, the eight state and territory Cancer Councils.

Membership subscriptions of $8.6 million were 2% higher than the previous financial year to support expanded activities and were distributed across various projects within the organisation.

Fundraising and partnerships

Cancer Council Australia earns income on behalf of its members, the eight state and territory Cancer Councils, which is returned to them to help fund their education, research and patient support programs.

A significant proportion of Cancer Council Australia fundraising comes from corporate partnerships, including support for our national fundraising events, such as Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, Daffodil Day and Pink Ribbon Day, cause-related marketing where a percentage of product sales is donated to Cancer Council, and workplace giving. We also receive bequests and general donations, which are returned to our members.

The first graph below illustrates movements in the income earned for our members over the past four years. Income across all categories has increased over the past financial year by 78% mainly due to the increase of $6.5 million in bequests received.

More details of the funds raised through our events and partnerships are noted in the fundraising section of this report.


Income earned graph


Membership graph

This page was last updated on: Friday, October 21, 2016