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A charity based in the Northern Territory and another in Queensland are making the most of a new opportunity to showcase their programs and program locations on the ACNC Charity Register.

Artback NT is a visual and performing arts development and touring agency which operates from three offices in Darwin, Alice Springs and Borroloola in the Northern Territory.

When completing its Annual Information Statement, it provided details of four programs; Community Cultural Development, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Artists on Tour, allowing that information to be published on Artback NT’s ACNC Charity Register page.

The charity also provided very detailed information about the places these programs were run. It listed communities and towns across the NT – Wilora, Borroloola, Lajamanu, Kintore, Imanpa, Docker River, Murray Downs Cattle Station, Davenport, Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs – as well as towns and cities in other states – Brisbane and Townsville in Queensland, Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, Coffs Harbour in New South Wales and Warrrnambool in Victoria.

Artback NT Executive Officer Louise Partos said it was simple to fill out the program and program location information when completing the Annual Information Statement.

Ms Partos said it is good opportunity to showcase the breadth of the organisation’s work and the communities that benefit from them to donors, funding bodies and supporters. “Artback NT welcomes any chance to promote our programs and to encourage potential supporters,” she said.

Queensland charity Search Light provides early education, childcare and family support services to clients residing in several locations, including Brisbane - Sunnybank, Inala and Runcorn - and nearby Logan - Woodridge, Kingston, Slacks Creek, Loganlea, Browns Plains and Logan Central. Those locations can now be viewed on Search Light’s Charity Register page.

Treasurer Nicola Free said the inclusion of the program and program location information on the ACNC Charity Register is a very welcome addition.

“It was very easy to add those details in our AIS and now anyone can go to the Charity Register to find out about our programs and the areas that we service,” she said.

Later this year, the Charity Register will have enhanced features which will allow donors, funding bodies and other supporters to search for the kinds of programs they would like to support, in the location that interests them most.