Our Organisation

The Rebuild Independence Group (RIG) is a not-for-profit community group with the primary object of promoting the maritime heritage of American River.  Our initial focus is to rebuild the Schooner Independence, the first vessel built in South Australia. 

We started in May 2012 and incorporated as a not-for-profit organisation the following May. In April 2015 we were granted Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status by the Australian Tax Office, enabling donors to claim a tax deduction for donations of $2 or more.

In September 2022 we became a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. We maintain a Public Fund into which all donations are deposited. The Fund's governing body is: