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Linked to the objectives of its Spirit of Rugby programme, World Rugby recognises the important role rugby has in fostering societal development and has a proud history of leveraging the global reach of its showcase tournament, Rugby World Cup, to engage fans and support programmes which use rugby as a tool for positive social change.
World Rugby and ChildFund have been working in partnership in recent years to deliver the successful ChildFund Pass It Back program. Both organisations are committed to ensuring that Rugby World Cup 2019 leaves a lasting legacy in Asia – to promote and develop the game of rugby in the region, and to build stronger communities. ChildFund Pass It Back is a key component of World Rugby’s Impact Beyond 2019 Programme.
Funds donated in the lead up to and during, Rugby World Cup 2019 will help children and young people from disadvantaged communities across Asia and assist with emergency relief efforts in disaster-affected areas in Japan.
The ChildFund Pass It Back program will be expanded to support more young people in Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines, and will be extended to other developing countries in the region. Many more young people will develop their leadership and life skills through this rugby-based development program.
Children and young people will also benefit from other (separately funded) ChildFund programs in areas such as education, healthcare and child protection.
ChildFund is an affiliate member of Accountable Now, a platform of international civil society organisations that strive to be transparent, responsive to stakeholders, and focused on delivering impact. In addition, each member of ChildFund Alliance must uphold and meet the following range of standards:
Program Code of Ethics: each member must establish clear and honest policies and procedures for monitoring and accountability to ensure programs are as effective as possible, with standards in place that guarantee that projects are focused on children and encourage the empowerment, training and involvement of the communities they help.
Child Safeguarding Policy Guidelines: these set forth our core values and commitments to children in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Fundraising Code of Ethics: these standards ensure efficiency, minimised administrative overheads, proper stewardship of funds and contributions, and complete accuracy and honesty in all fundraising activities, public statements and advertising.
ChildFund Australia, which manages the ChildFund Pass It Back program, is a member of the Australia Council for International Development (ACFID) and a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct. The Code requires members to meet high standards of corporate governance, public accountability and financial management. As evidence of this accountability, ChildFund Australia is accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to receive government grants.
A request for a refund of contributions already donated will be considered and determined on a case by case basis. When a request for a refund is received, an assessment of the reason given for the refund request is undertaken. The following reasons will usually be considered favourably:
- an error has been made by ChildFund Australia;
- a donor decides within the first 1-3 weeks of providing contributions that they have changed their mind and the funds have not already been remitted overseas;
- a donor’s banking details are fraudulently obtained and used;
The following reasons will not usually be grounds for a refund to be given:
- the financial circumstances of the donor;
- disagreement by the donor with the nature of the programs provided by ChildFund.
If it is agreed that a refund is to be made the donor will receive the refund within ten working days of the decision. Further information can be can found in our Complaints Policy.
Your generous donation will give disadvantaged children in Asia the opportunity to play, learn and grow.