MICH Joint Venture


Manningham Inclusive Community Housing Inc (MICH) has announced a joint venture entitled the “MICH Joint Venture”, with Rotary District 9810 Charitable Services (RCS).  The Rotary Club of Manningham has sponsored the MICH Joint Venture as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) endorsed project.  The RCS was established as a Trust to operate as a DGR non-profit benevolent institution. MICH and RCS will work together to develop, deliver, operate, administer, and manage a program for individuals to transition to independent living.

MICH spokesperson, Franco Scalzo, noted that the joint venture “broadens access to philanthropic funding, provides tax deductibility for donors, reinforces legal and financial management, and exemplifies the strong community support for MICH’s objectives”.

About RCS:  Rotary District 9810 Charitable Services has been established as a Trust to operate as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) non-profit benevolent institution to encourage, promote and extend the object of Rotary International by facilitating multi-Rotary club, multi-year community projects within Rotary District 9810, which includes the four Rotary Clubs in the City of Manningham. RCS’ DGR status provides tax deductibility to encourage personal, private and public contributions to Rotary community projects. RCS provides peace of mind to Clubs, as it is a Discretionary Investment Trust with legal, insurance, and financial management, including GST and annual audits, for all Club projects set up under the Public Benevolent Institution structure.

RCS objectives specifically relating to the Manningham Inclusive Community Housing Project include relief of distress and depression suffered by young adult men and women with an intellectual disability, arising from the lack of life skills, self worth, belonging or otherwise.

Rotary District 9810 Charitable Services is a new entity commencing operation in the 2016/2017 financial year.

About MICH: MICH was formed by a concerned group of parents and community members to establish appropriate housing within Manningham, for people with an intellectual disability, providing them with the opportunity to maintain a meaningful life within their existing community. MICH believe that a home is not just the house in which you live, and the people with whom you choose to live, but is also the community in which you have chosen to live.  A sense of belonging can be found when home is in a broad community where you find ongoing connection to people and places, where you are able to participate and contribute to that community.

For more information contact: 

Paul Mees - RCS
M: 0466 208 577

Franco Scalzo – MICH
M: 0430 821 737
E: info@mich.org.au
W: www.mich.org.au