The Gospel Hall Trust is a not-for-profit organisation, established under the Associations Incorporation Act (1981) (Vic) under a Declaration of Trust dated 3 September 1936. The original Trust Deed provided for ten Trustees (five Baptist and five non-Baptist) under the conduct, direction and management of Collins Street Baptist Church to administer the property at 116 Little Bourke Street Melbourne ‘to accord with the following purposes’:
• The preaching of the Christian Gospel in an unsectarian and non-denominational manner;
• The education of persons who are young, disadvantaged and/or unemployed;
• The residential accommodation of such persons;
• Any purpose tending to the promotion of the material and spiritual weal (welfare) of the members of the community in the Melbourne and metropolitan area.
The Trust is incorporated, a tax exempt charity and may receive tax deductible gifts.