The ACNC has released new guidance aimed at helping charities that wish to provide gifts or honorariums to people in their organisation.

Our new 'Gifts and honorariums' guide urges charities to approach the issue with care and diligence, and to consider their own unique circumstances when deciding to provide a gift or honorarium.

It adds that charities' Responsible Persons need to properly consider the issues and concerns with providing gifts or honorariums and encourages charities to have a formal policy on their provision.

The guidance details the ACNC's expectations on the issue - including that gifts or honorariums should generally be token in nature - as well as outlining legal considerations.

It also contains a useful series of questions charities should ask themselves before providing a gift or honorarium.

The guide can be found at: www.acnc.gov.au/gifts.