Support Us

10 ways to support us

COTA NT is a small organisation punching way above its weight and is always in need of support. 

Unlike national not-for-profit organisations, we do not have the resources to market the ways in which you can support us – it means you won’t receive follow up phone-calls, emails or post if you express an interest in supporting COTA NT. However, your support will be acknowledged publicly, should you wish. Click on the images to find out how you can make an impact on our work:

1.Be a Volunteer 2. Be a Member 3. Be a Club and Associate Member 4. Be a Sponsor 5. Be a Supporter 6. Make a donation 7. Leave a legacy  8. Choose an in-memory gift 9. Fundraise for us 10. Make a major philanthropic gift.

   1. Volunteer

Our Board members are volunteers, as are many key members of the COTA NT team.
  • There is no one-size fits all description on who volunteers for us.
  • We interview all prospective volunteers to match them to the role they will enjoy most and are best suited for – be it in the office, at events, helping with transport, representing COTA in the community (find out more here).

2. Memberships

When all is said and done, our most valuable assets are our Financial Members, simply because their voices inform ours.

  • Joining as a Financial Member can be done completely online.
  • Membership is available for individuals and couples ($44/$56.)
  • We aim to offer as many benefits as possible to our Members including Members only events, News and information, discounted excursions and activities, regular giveaways and prize draws.

3. Club and Associate Membership

For Clubs and associatesInvestment starts from just $25.

  • Benefits include complimentary exhibition space at COTA’s Expos in Katherine, Darwin and Alice Springs.
  • Free classified text ads in Seniors Voice (where possible).
  • Priority assistance with promoting events, projects and initiatives through COTA channels.

4. Sponsorship

Our Sponsorship opportunities have expanded as our organisation has grown. We have Sponsorship types to suit almost every type of partner, budget, location, length and style of commitment.

5. Support

Our Supporters mostly contribute to our work financially and this support is growing increasingly vital, as we work towards independence and sustainability. 

One of our Supporters covers the cost of snail mail postage ensuring that our “non-digital” Members receive our news and stay connected to us. Another Supporter offers monetary discounts on instructor fees enabling us to provide discounted fitness classes. 

6. Make a donation

You can also help COTA NT by making a financial donation of any size. All monies donated to us stay in the Territory for the benefit of senior Territorians.

We welcome any size donation, as every dollar makes a difference. COTA NT is Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR), which means our donors can deduct the amount of their donation from their taxable income when they lodge their tax return.

7. Leave a legacy

You can leave a financial gift to COTA NT in your will.

You can view more information about end of life and estate planning. You may trust us to spend your legacy wisely and would be happy to talk about ways in which you can continue to help senior Territorians (e.g. awards, observances, event or program sponsorship etc.) 

8. Choose an in-memory gift 

Choose an in-memory gift instead of funeral flowers or a memorial.

If your loved one has enjoyed the support and services of COTA NT, you may wish let people attending their funeral or memorial know that their wish was to support us through an in-memory gift. 

You may also like to tell us where you would like the money spent (e.g. on a particular outing).

9. Fundraise for COTA 

Make COTA NT your fundraising beneficiary.

Whether you’re organising an event, fun run or ball, we’d be so grateful to be the recipients of the funds you raise.

Please contact us before you start fundraising, so we can offer you support wherever possible and ensure your of our logos and materials is approved.

10. Make a major philanthropic gift

And really make change happen.

Publishing inclusive, accessible and relevant news and information for seniors throughout the Northern Territory was on our project ‘wish list’.

Through a major financial gift, we have been able to issue and distribute Seniors Voice in both print and digital formats with each edition targeting over 30 000 Territorians.

COTA NT’s DGR and Charitable Status

  • COTA NT is an incorporated Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status (as Council on the Ageing (Northern Territory) Inc.)
  • COTA NT is registered with the Australian Charities & Nonprofits Commission CAN 86316991800
  • ABN 86 316 991 800

You can make a donation online using our secure payment page (credit cards only). On receipt of payment, you will be sent a receipt to your email address. A transaction fee of 1.75% of the total payment plus $0.30 is payable for credit/debit card payments.

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