The ongoing success of AYB requires ongoing financial sustainability and there are many costs associated with the day-to-day operations of our organisation. These include rental of premises in which to rehearse, uniforms, instruments, supporting equipment, insurance and importantly sheet music. Whilst the band members participate in fundraising events and pay membership fees, we are also reliant on donations.
The Australian Youth Band is on the Commonwealth Register of Cultural Organisations (ROCO). The Register assists qualified cultural bodies to attract support for their activities by enabling them to offer donors the incentive of a tax deduction. As an organisation listed on the Register, monetary donations to AYB of $2.00 or more are tax deductible