Benevolent Societies

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About the Benevolent Society

The Benevolent Society, founded by Edward Smith Hall in 1813, is Australia's first charity. It is an independent, non-religious, non-profit organisation which aims to help people overcome barriers preventing them from participating fully in society.

What is a benevolent society ?

An organization that gives money to and helps a particular group of people in need.