The key benefit of Auspicing is that your organisation will not need to go through the significant workload of becoming an Incorporated Body. To become incorporated means that your organisation needs to have formal office bearers and meetings, and it also means that it needs to open a bank account.
The Catchment Association can open a Bank Account on your behalf and take over the overhead of managing it. Over the last 15 years we have carried out this service for numerous member organisations.
The upshot is that you can keep your group informal and concentrate on environmental work not administration and paperwork.
You can also still apply for grants that require incorporation by nominating us as your sponsoring organisation.